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1940s Film Noir - AMERICA (AtoZ Challenge 2017) - When we talk film noir, we’re talking about a very specific place at a very specific time: The United States in the 1940s. At this time in America, anxiety was rising and Hollywood caught and expressed it, especially through a series of crime thrillers that were later named ‘noir’.

America (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

When we talk film noir, we’re talking about a very specific place at a very specific time: The United States in the 1940s. At this time in America, anxiety was rising and Hollywood caught and…


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 - 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…



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

Gang Roundup – October 2016

Hi everyone. I don’t know about you, but September has been pretty crazy for me. I’ve still managed to collect a few posts that I’d like to share with you. Enjoy! “The Old New World”…


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…



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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…



Zest (Jazz Age Jazz Series) The soul of jazz was the soul of the Roaring Twenties: free of expression, hunger for life

Zest (AtoZ Challenge 2016 – Jazz Age Jazz)

In psychology, zest and vitality are combination of the physical sense and the psychological sense of feeling well. Zest is about exhibiting enthusiasm and feeling energised. In the 1920s, this was exactly what jazz was…



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