Archives for May 2007

The Real Life and Fictional Characters Who Inspired J.M. Barrie’s Captain Hook

by Rachel McGinnis Captain Hook has been immortalized as one of the greatest, most infamous villains in literature.  Created by […]

Privateering the Oceans of History: The Lore and Allure of Henry Morgan

by Mallory Sweeney The cascading waves of the sea have a knack for washing up legends on the eroding sands of […]

Sir Francis Drake: Pirate, Explorer, Human Rights Pioneer

by Jennifer Ciotta Most pirates, evil by nature, swashbuckling creatures who roamed the Earth’s seas, have seldom been portrayed correctly […]

An Unconventional Journey to the Library of Congress

by Alice Leccese Powers For the last dozen years I have edited a literary travel series. My books collect the […]

Alan Lightman Interview, Part 2

by Alex Burack I have found that getting stuck is a very important part of the creative process. That when […]

Alan Lightman Interview

by Alex Burack I don’t automatically start on a new book as soon as I’ve finished the previous one. There […]

The Opera Garnier: An Eerie Tour of Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera

by Kathryn Yelinek Like any good mystery writer, Gaston Leroux builds his novels in layers. On one layer, his The […]