Though they never met, writer Robin Clifford Wood felt a powerful connection with Rachel Field—so much so that she decided to write “The Field House.”
Rachel Field was a National Book Award-winning novelist, a Newbery Medal-winning children’s writer, a poet, playwright, and rising Hollywood success in the early twentieth century. When Robin found herself standing in Rachel Field’s on an island near Maine, she began writing the first-ever biography on Field.
In this interview, Robin talks about the research process and the many people who helped, including members of Field's family. We look at what is included in the book and how she knew when to stop writing and seek out a publisher.