Fictional Elm Creek Manor Comes to Life
Fictional characters often can become bigger than life. Think of Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind,” poor orphaned Oliver in “Oliver Twist” and J.K. Rowling’s famous wizard, Harry Potter.
For contemporary author Jennifer Chiaverini of Madison, Wis., characters from her popular Elm Creek Quilts series have developed an extensive fan base, too. Her readers still clamor for more after 15 books since her first was published in 1999.