Jennifer's newest book, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, is not a part of the Elm Creek series, but is a stand-alone. The book is historic fiction, based on the actual dressmaker who stitched for Mrs. Lincoln.
Jennifer was so sweet. She signed not only her new book for me, but my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler pattern book, The Giving Quilt, and two fabric squares. She also gave me pins for two of the books I had signed - The Giving Quilt, as well as Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.
In all Jennifer has 4 books coming out in 2013, including one in time for the holidays next year that will have family trees for the Elm Creek series, a new floorplan for the newly remodeled Elm Creek manor, and other Elm Creek information. The other two will be the Union Quilt pattern book, and a book about a union spy. Just a hint (spoiler alert), she is a character from a past book -- can you guess?
She's a great speaker as well as super author. Sure hope she comes to FL again next time around.
If you aren't familiar with Jennifer Chiaverini or Elm Creek Quilts books, you can find Jennifer on FB and all things Elm Creek at Elm Creek dot net.