Stephanie Sylverne

About me

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

From my website

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…

Seeing All of Us: Diversity in European History

Portrait of a wealthy African man ca.1540s In 2012, while researching a historical novel, I came across Imtiaz Habib’s book, Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500-1677. I’ve wanted to blog about it for awhile, then yesterday I saw this article: “The Missing Tudors: black people in 16th century England” posted at BBC…

The Winchester Austen

I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest Jane Austen fan in the world (shocking to say these days, I know) but my love of literature, history, feminist icons, and books in general means I have an interest in and deep respect for her work. I read Pride and Prejudice during my…

 
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