Sylvia & Me
Sylvia & Me
Historical Fiction Madam Secretary

Frances Perkins is a woman I’ve come to know, admire and am in awe of through Stephanie Dray’s newest novel Becoming Madam Secretary. The first female cabinet member in U.S. history, she was Labor Secretary to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In a political time dominated by men, Frances Perkins was America’s leading advocate for workers’ rights and industrial safety. Fair Labor Standard Acts, Social Security…thank you Frances.

This week’s conversation with New York Times Bestselling Author Stephanie Dray. Stephanie lets us into Frances the woman. ‘Personal stories are how legends are born’.  How Stephanie stumbled on Frances, why she found her so interesting and what it took to weave in Frances’ personal story are … take a listen.  I’ll let you in on a secret, Frances was a wife and a mother while helping to rebuild the country.

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into many languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Stephanie lives in Maryland with her husband, cats, and history books.