Stephanie Sylverne

About me

Former social studies teacher, grad student in writing and publishing, currently working on multiple historical fiction projects.

From my website

A Not Exactly Romantic History of St. Valentine’s Day

In 1537, King Henry VIII, already divorced from his first wife, severed from his second (as she was rather tragically severed from her head), and recently married to his third, declared Valentine’s Day an official holiday in his realm. If that doesn’t make you believe in true love, nothing will.…

Just Another Photo of Edwardian Women in Drag

This photo was found at Speedy’s Treasures in Scottville, MI. When I realized what I was looking at, I knew I had to have it. undated photo The back is stamped “H.J.Hansen Photography.”¬†Naturally I googled. (My favorite verb, barring the four-letter variety, of course.) This is all I found out…

Further proof that old books are probably haunted, or, the Newberry Book Fair Part II

Once again, I went to the Newberry Library’s annual book fair and couldn’t control myself.   Actually, that’s not entirely true. You should see how many I put back! I had nine volumes of a ten volume 1908 Edgar Allen Poe set that I decided–VERY PAINFULLY AND WITH GREAT WILLPOWER–to…

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