For today’s Fierce Femme Friday I thought it would be good to look at an early reformer who didn’t believe that women were equal to men…they were superior. Originally hailing from New York, Elizabeth Farnham, born in 1815, was a self-educated woman who devoured the works of Voltaire and Pain. When she was 21 she… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Elizabeth Farnham
Sometimes the premise of a book is too unique to resist. This collaboration from various talented authors is fun journey twist on a familiar story. From Penelope’s struggles to Calypso, we get to see another side of this beloved piece of ancient literature. When I read the premise I couldn’t help myself I HAD to… Continue reading Book Review: A Sea of Sorrow
This year is my first year not doing National November Writer’s Month (Nanowrimo) in a long time and I can honestly say: It feels weird. It’s November first and I should be creating something new. I should be obsessing over a brand new plot. However, what I am currently obsessing over are edits for one book. Outlining the… Continue reading A Little Nanowrimo Advice To Get You Going
In continuation of my look at who Italian American’s can choose for a new American Icon is a woman we all know and love… Rosie the Riveter. That’s right my friends, the famed American Icon is based on Rosie Bonavita. Rosie the Riveter is actually a compilation of multiple women by the name of Rose… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Rosie the Riveter
In preparation for my trip to France, I read just about every book that had to do with France that I could get my hands on. Now that my trip has come and gone, I have put together a list of books that I think best captured France. A Moveable Feast. Whether or not you… Continue reading My Book Prep List for a Trip to France.
Growing up I was taught to look up to Christopher Columbus. It was just because he discovered America, it was because he was an Italian. The first Italian American. Columbus day was our day, after all, it was on Columbus Day that the government decided to declassify Italian Americans as enemy aliens during World War… Continue reading Fierce Femme Friday: Mother Cabrini
I love a good Epistolary novel (novels that consist of letters). There is something so intimate about them. There is no background noise, just the characters moving the plot forward. Last Christmas in Paris is just that. The chaos of World War I is stripped away leaving us with this intimate conversation. You can still… Continue reading Book Review: Last Christmas in Paris