Category Archives: authors

Author, Ann Flesor Beck of Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland, answers questions about her family influences, purpose for writing and myths she hopes to dispel about first-generation Greeks. Why did you decide to write this book? The … Continue reading

Lydia R. Hamessley, author of Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, answers questions about her inspirations, Appalachian music, songwriting, and, of course, music legend Dolly Parton. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Laurie Matheson, the Director … Continue reading

Author, Lynn M. Hudson, of West Jim Crow: The Fight Against California’s Color Line answers questions about her influences, discoveries and purpose for writing. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? In the process of writing my first … Continue reading

Donald W. Rogers, author of Workers against the City, answers questions about the labor movement, American history, free speech, CIO v. Hague, and civil liberties. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Free speech and assembly law are … Continue reading

Author, Andrea Wenzel, of Community Centered Journalism: Engaging People, Exploring Solutions, and Building Trust answers questions about her influences for writing, discoveries and myths she hopes to dispel for readers. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I’ve … Continue reading

Jonathan R. Eller, author of Bradbury Beyond Apollo, the final book in his trilogy biography of Ray Bradbury, answers questions about his reasoning for writing a trilogy, academic and literary influences, and all-things science fiction. Q: Why did you decide … Continue reading

Simidele Dosekun, author of Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture, answers questions about feminist influences, discoveries in Lagos, and what she wants readers to learn. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I moved back home to … Continue reading

Jasmine Mitchell answers some questions about her new book, Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? “You look exotic, what are you?” “Where is your family from? I mean … Continue reading

The following is a guest post by Julie Gallagher and Barbara Winslow, co-editors of Reshaping Women’s History: Voices of Non-Traditional Women Historians. Julie Gallagher is an associate professor of history and women’s studies at Penn State Brandywine. She is the … Continue reading

Kim E. Nielsen, author of Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott answers questions about writing her book, the interesting life of Anna Ott, and her small hometown influences. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? … Continue reading