Spotlight: Illusions of Magic

  Illusions of Magic: Love and Intrigue in 1933 Chicago by J.B. Rivard Publication Date: April 17, 2016 eBook; 233 Pages ASIN: B01EGSC8N8 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery READ AN EXCERPT. The withering of vaudeville was bad enough in 1933. Because of the Great Depression, bookings for stage magician Nick Zetner disappeared. With his marriage cracking under… Continue reading Spotlight: Illusions of Magic


Marlene: Are Novel of Marlene Dietrich Now Available in Paperback

​ Just in time for the holidays C.W. Gortner’s book Marlene: A Novel of Marlene Dietrich is available on paperback. Paperback Release Date: December 13, 2016 William Morrow, Harper Collins ISBN: 9780062406071; 432 Pages Genre: Historical Fiction/Contemporary Women/Biographical Marlene Dietrich’s femme fatale persona defined her, but behind the glitz of 1930s Hollywood was a remarkably modern… Continue reading Marlene: Are Novel of Marlene Dietrich Now Available in Paperback


Sunday Post No. 11

Today has been primarily about recovering from yesterday’s convention. There is nothing like a movie marathon (Halloween movies in this case) and a good cuddle on the couch to get rid of Con-hangover. Last Week: It was all about the biographies, On Monday I posted a biography on the dynamic Elizabeth Hamilton and then later… Continue reading Sunday Post No. 11

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Herstory: Women of the Salem Witch Trials

I wanted to make the subject of this edition of herstory to be about a woman who was the victim of witch trials but the reality is that there were too many women, 78% to be exact. The common belief of the time was that women were more susceptible to evil. Those who didn’t fit… Continue reading Herstory: Women of the Salem Witch Trials

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The Women of Banned Book Week

For today’s look at banned books I thought I would take a look at the women behind some of the most famous (and interesting) banned books. JK Rowling. Perhaps the reasoning behind her books is the most obvious. She wrote about witches and wizards. It doesn’t matter that the books have a clear theme of… Continue reading The Women of Banned Book Week