Stephanie Sylverne

About me

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

From my website

Treasures from the Newberry Book Fair

Sorry, no human hair this year (see last year), and I noticed that a fellow book hunter on Facebook nabbed an early edition of Little Men (SUPER jealous), but I still found some fantastic stuff, including an important abolitionist work from 1854, a tattered edition of Voyage du Jeune Anarchasis…

The Lore of the Hare

“The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won’t be raving mad – at least not so mad as it was in March.” –Alice, in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland    The March Hare, by John Tenniel  *** It’s that time of…

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.…

 
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