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Courtship in the 1920s - In spite of new attitude and behaviour that were certainly new and freer, the fundamental aspiration and expectations of young people weren’t all that different from their parents’. They were indeed enacting a social revolution, it just wasn’t as radical as we love to think.

The Freedom to Choose – Courtship in the 1920s

I dare you to try: google for ‘flapper’ or ‘courtship in the 1920s’ and you’ll probably find a lot of articles online that praise the freedom gals found in the Jazz Age with regard to…


Gang Roundup - February 2017 - A collection of posts about dieselpunk and history, plus some books and videos

Gang Roundup – February 2017

Had a lot of fun with the Gang Roundup in January, guys! Lot’s a good posts to share. I have to warn you that this roundup leans dangerously on the dieselpunk sid, but I do…


Gang Roundup - December 2016 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – Dicember 2016

How is it that is already December???? I don’t know about you, but this year flew away for me. Was it a good year for you? It was a mixed bag for me, with a…


National Flapper Day 2016 - An initiative of Movies Silently to celebrate women and freedom of expression

First National Flapper Day

Fritzi over at MoviesSilently had a fantastic idea: I mentioned #NationalFlapperDay. We have days celebrating fast food, pirate talk and assorted pets but what about the spirit of the Roaring Twenties? On November 16, we…


Gang Roundup - November 2016 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – November 2016

  So, who’s doing NaNoWrimo? I am… trying… But in the meantime, I’ve discovered some good stuff to share with you.   Movie Review: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow When it comes to…


Langston Hughes - Tomorrow - “I do not need my freedom when I’m dead… I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread”

Tomorrow’s bread

“I do not need my freedom when I’m dead… I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread” – Langston Hughes                


Let Me Give You a Present – Free eBook

I have meant to do this for a while, but life has interfered and I kept procrastinating this. But now I’m ready! I’m offering the PDF of my 2015 AtoZ Challenge for free to anyone…


Gang Roundup - September 2016 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – September 2016

A few months ago I noticed a post on the blog of fellow writers Sue Coletta: Sharing the Love in the Writing Community where she shares news about fellow writers. I love the idea of…


GODS OF NEW ORLEANS (AJ Sikes) AFter feeing the terrible event occured in Chicago, Emma Farnsworth arrives with his little crew in New Orleans, where Eddie has promised her everything will be fine. Things turn out to be quite different

Thursday Quotables – Gods of New Orleans

Emma tried to radio one more time, muffling her voice in her collar like she’d done before. “Airship Vigilance requesting refuel on Farnsworth Wind and Water account.” She gave the account number and drew in…



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Sarah Zama I was born, raised and I still live near Verona (Italy), though I worked for a time in Dublin. I started writing fantasy stories as a kid. Today I’m a bookseller who reads…


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