Happy For Some

Highlighting Historical Romance: this week Jude Knight shares some thoughts about women who choose the single life and shares an excerpt from her new release, Revealed in Mist, to illustrate her point. By definition, the romance genre means a happy ending; happy ever after in most cases. And happy ever after in a romance means […]

But Education is a Dangerous Thing

I outlined my passion for women’s education in my last post. Why did society not only overlook but actively oppose women’s education? For one thing, it was not uncommon for parents to fear that an excess of education ruined a girl’s chances of a good marriage. The church fretted about the decline of the family […]

Passion Feeds Creativity

Every writer’s work is fueled by their passions. One of mine is educational opportunity for women. Historically it didn’t exist.  I’ve written extensively on the subject in this blog in the past.** I had the good fortune to attend an excellent girls’ high school and wonderful women’s college, both of which pushed excellence and valued […]

Malala Day!

In honor of Malala’s birthday she wants action not greetings. She asked us all to post the reasons we prefer books over bullets. Are you kidding me? Books open minds. Bullets close them. Books inspire. Bullets kill. Books give voice. Bullets silence. Shall I go on? We need to ask all governments to support universal […]

Mrs. Rowden’s School

Today I have the privilege of guest blogging on A Convent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life. My topic is Mrs. Rowden’s school, an example of a lady’s school in the Regency era, with some well known students. Lady Caroline Lamb was the most notorious among them. http://www.madamegilflurt.com/2015/01/22-hans-place-mrs-rowdens-school.html

Nossis, Poet of Women

In Dangerous Works Georgiana translates a famous epigram by a woman named Nossis of Locri.  Nossis wrote epigrams— short poems, often with witty or satirical overtones and a clever ending. Ancient Greek commentators ranked her work very highly, and chose to include it in collections as early as the first century BC. The result is […]