“The letters are a testament to the discrimination women faced in male-dominated fields in the 30s and how even reputable, successful, and intelligent men doubted women’s abilities.”
Our thanks to Fairy Cakes blog for launching our virtual tour Aug. 3!

But wait, there’s more! Lagniappe–or a little something extra, as we say in Louisiana: A Q&A with the author. Here’s an excerpt:

Alice Baker seems like an incredible woman to me: she braved all odds to carve a niche for herself in a male-dominated field. Did you ever feel the pressure to do something similar and socially “unfeminine”?

Mother never believed in being “unfeminine,” nor do I, no matter what field we are in. I knew, with her as my role model, that a woman could do just about anything she set her mind to do. But I also highly valued family, as did my mother….