Ep. 94: Fiona Davis, Author of The Magnolia Palace

This week, Fiona Davis is back on the podcast to discuss her new novel, The Magnolia Palace, which reveals secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions.

We discuss why The Frick Museum piqued her curiosity, crafting dual timeline historical fiction, the revision stage of her writing process, and much more.


“I savor every glorious new Fiona Davis novel and The Magnolia Palace has it all—two intriguing heroines, two fabulous time periods to get swept up in, and a delicious mystery that keeps you on tenterhooks. I loved every minute of it!” — Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls and Sunflower Sisters


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Fiona Davis is  the New York Times bestselling author of six historical fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Dollhouse, The Address, and The Lions of Fifth Avenue, which was a Good Morning America book club pick. Her novels have been chosen as “One Book, One Community” reads and her articles have appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal and O the Oprah magazine.

She first came to New York as an actress, but fell in love with writing after getting a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and she’s based in New York City.

To learn more about Fiona Davis and follow her on social media visit https://www.fionadavisbooks.com.


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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