Annette Dunlap, an agribusiness development specialist and author of “Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland,” is being honored today at the Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Mo. The annual three-day event celebrates the town of Marshfield and the state of Missouri, but it is also unique in that it draws many descendents of U.S. presidents.
Dunlap is one of five receiving the Ella Dickey Literacy Award. Also being honored are Mary McDonough, who played Erin Walton on “The Waltons”’ TV show in the 1970s; George McGovern, a former Democratic presidential nominee; Curtis Roosevelt, author and grandson of Franklin Roosevelt; and author Deborah Dozier Potter.
Readers of this blog might remember an earlier post about Dunlap’s first published book on the wife of President Grover Cleveland. Since it hit bookstores, Dunlap has made the rounds talking about the biography, including a stop at the National First Ladies Library in Canton, Ohio.
Dunlap is currently working on her second book, “The Gambler’s Daughter,” which does not have a presidential connection. Dunlap said she is considering another first-lady book, but prefers to keep the subject under wraps for the time being.
Congratulations to Annette.