About the Author


Esther Franklin’s historical novel, The Others At Monticello is the result of 10 years of research.  She lived in Charlottesville, Va., for three of those years and spent many hours at both of Thomas Jefferson’s homes.  She also used extensive resources at the Library of Congress and other institutions in addition to scholarly books about the Third President.  She became acquainted with a number of his descendants. Following publication of the book, she made presentations at educational meetings, such as California Council for the Social Studies and California Association of School Librarians as well as to other groups, Book Clubs and Humanist Forums.