“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
On this day in 1900, Zelda Sayre was born in Montgomery, Alabama. She was an accomplished painter, dancer, and writer, but is most often known for her marriage to author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Married in 1920, the dashing young couple inspired the Jazz Age. Making flapper dresses, bobbed hair, and gin rickeys popular during Prohibition, Zelda and Scott decorated the globe from one continent to the next. They had one daughter, Scottie, born in 1921, and they lived in New York, France, Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, and North Carolina, to name a handful of places.
Zelda died at the Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina from a fire, while being treated for her recurring mental breakdowns. Zelda and Scott are buried in Rockville, MD at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
In honor of Zelda’s birthday, I’m giving away two signed copies of my novel featuring her as a character, CALL ME ZELDA. For a chance to win a copy, please comment below about how you know about Zelda, if you’ve read her novel SAVE ME THE WALTZ, or your favorite (Zelda-inspired) work of fiction (just about all…) written by her late husband.
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