Sara Gay Forden

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.”
~Kate DiCamillo

October 12th at 8:00pm ET – October 19th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

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Author’s Biography

Sara Gay Forden is an author and a journalist with a knack for digging out compelling stories. Her first published newspaper article told the tale of “Ma,” the owner of the Red Lion Diner in Northampton, MA, who fed the down-and-out and went on to found a homeless shelter, becoming a pillar of the community. Fast forward 40 years and Forden’s book, “The House of Gucci,” about the family saga behind the historic luxury brand, is becoming a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, among other Hollywood stars.

Forden started her career reporting for “The Gaithersburg Gazette, a weekly newspaper in suburban Maryland, covering the booming development story along the I-270 corridor outside Washington, D.C. Her decision to pursue a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS School of Advanced International Studies took her to Italy, where she ended up living and working for 22 years. She moved to Milan as a business correspondent and covered the explosion of family owned designer labels, including Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace and Prada, into megabrands for publications including the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, Women’s Wear Daily, W Magazine, and Bloomberg News.

Forden is now based in Washington, D.C., with Bloomberg News, where she leads a team of reporters covering corporate influence in the nation’s capital and the escalating scrutiny facing giant technology companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

Read all about Sara on her website.


The live auction will be from Wednesday October 12th at 8:00pm – Wednesday October 19th at 8:00pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay. 

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Sara Gay Forden
 has generously donated time to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Author Confidential Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages. We are so grateful!