Erika Rummel

About me

Erika Rummel is the author of a dozen non-fiction books (Renaissance history, biography) and two novels, PLAYING NAOMI (2009) and HEAD GAMES (2013). She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in small villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

From my website

GIRL PARTIES WHILE PARENTS ARE AWAY. A CASE OF LOST VIRGINITY, 1536.Kids partying while parents are away isn’t a modern phenomenon. It happened in Basel, 1536. Except then it was serious business for a young woman to lose her virginity. It made her damaged goods and hard to marry off.And…

WHEN CITY COUNCILLORS WERE IN CHARGE OF MORALS.Here in Toronto we had until last year a mayor who smoked crack and had a problem with alcohol. So, he probably wouldn’t have endorsed moral laws. And I bet he never got a letter like the one received by the city councillors…

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A DIPLOMAT? Take Mark Twain’s handy test. Do you haveA large private income?Damn it, failed the first condition!Experience of swell society life? Does being in the same room with Margaret Atwood count?The gift of reserve – on occasion? I did show reserve…

 
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