JustineP.Gilb

Justine Gilbert's current novel, Daisy Chain, is due to be published in March 2023 by Claret Press. It is historical fiction about the women who surrounded Roosevelt's presidency. Seen through the eyes of his sixth cousin, Daisy Suckley, it highlights the influence these women possessed. Justine is distantly related to Daisy and has used family secrets to flesh out this work of fiction. As a child, she played in Wilderstein, Daisy's historic house, meeting Daisy and the descendent of Fala. (Fala was Daisy's gift to FDR, and is commonly known to be the first recognised presidential dog.) Justine has lived in America, Italy and UK, and loves writing novels that are wrapped around real events, evoking the human stories behind the news headlines.