Madeleine Robins may have invented the Regency Noir detective story, and likes to play with history, reality, and the odd sword.
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Writing gives Madeleine Robins the chance to focus on many fascinations: with cities, history, swordplay, the history of disease, and the future of mankind–with a side order of historical costuming and urban infrastructure. Robins has had a checkered career that includes being a nanny, an editor, and a stage-combatant, as well as the author of a dozen books. She holds a degree in Theatre Studies from Connecticut College, and attended the Clarion Science Fiction Workshop in 1981. She is a founding member of the BookViewCafe, where her first five books — all Regency romances — are available for sale. A lifelong and passionate fan of all things urban, Robins now lives in San Francisco, where her day job is at the American Bookbinders Museum.
Published Apr 5, 2019 · 3,269 words (12 minutes) · 5 views
Mary Shelley--a young mother dragged all over Europe in the wake of her poet husband--created a monster: Victor Frankenstein, who creates life and abandons it. But what if he'd stayed? How do you raise a very unusual child? It turns out: one day at a time.
Published Mar 28, 2019 · 4,931 words (18 minutes) · 1 view
Innocence can be dangerous when you confuse romance with something else. Something you cannot understand, framed against the glittering lights of Coney Island in its heyday.
Published Mar 5, 2019 · 7,242 words (27 minutes) · 3 likes · 11 views
“Living a long time is just like living any other kind of time,” he said at last. “The seconds don’t expand or anything; you don’t live differently. You just live more.”