Guest Post by To Laugh Once More Author Sherri Wilson Johnson


Sandra Ardoin

DSC_0009-2My latest novel, To Laugh Once More, is set in Georgia in 1895. One of the highlights of writing this novel was doing the research for it. In its prequel, To Dance Once More, Lydia and Hamilton Scarbrough lived in Florida, so when I moved them to Georgia, I had to do a lot of research. During my research, I was thrilled to see that in 1895, the year I had chosen, the Cotton States and International Exposition came to Piedmont Park in Atlanta, which was in the neighborhood Lydia and Hamilton had settled. The Expo remained in Atlanta for several months and had nearly 800,000 visitors come to see all of the exhibits before it left.

I love going to the county fair, and this is what I imagine the Expo was like. Except the cool thing about the Cotton States and International Exposition was it offered…

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