Potential Period Film Fodder: Mary Bowser

When I first read Alyssa Cole's An Extraordinary Union, which is a historical romance about a free black woman spy named Ellen Burns who is sent to a Confederate household in Virginia during the Civil War to work undercover as a slave, I noticed in the author's note that Cole took much of her inspiration … Continue reading Potential Period Film Fodder: Mary Bowser

Potential Period Drama Fodder: Umeko Tsuda

For at least a few weeks, with some exceptions, I will be blogging about awesome historical figures who would make EXCELLENT subjects for period films or dramas. Their life stories are not the typical type we are used to seeing in the Western world, but let's be honest: we need to see different types of … Continue reading Potential Period Drama Fodder: Umeko Tsuda

5 Random Things I Learned From Historical Romance

This past weekend, I recorded an episode of Fuckbois of Literature, my friend Emily's podcast. It'll be out in about a month. We discussed Courtney Milan's The Countess Conspiracy. I had so much fun doing it (ahem, there may have been a rant or two)Because we read a historical romance book--and since historical romance is … Continue reading 5 Random Things I Learned From Historical Romance

Hey, Whatcha Reading?

This month, I asked my sometime editor, Jess d'Arbonne, to answer the question, Hey, Whatcha Reading?1. What books are you currently reading?I just finished Chuck Wendig’s magnum opus, Wanderers (Del Ray, 2019) and it blew my mind all over my face. Now I’m reading the English translation of Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling, which is like Kurt Vonnegut writing George … Continue reading Hey, Whatcha Reading?