Author Archives: Sidney Stark

‘Certain Liberties’ Publication Day

‘Certain Liberties’ Publication Day

Just in time for your summer reading list, Certain Liberties hits shelves today! It is available to buy from Amazon.com and other online book sellers worldwide. It also comes complete with a section dedicated to book club questions!

Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement as Emily Alden prepares for her debut performance! You can find the Kindle and paperback editions on Amazon. Both are easily accessible from my Amazon author page.

 


“In this historical novel set in the 19th century, a young woman of uncommon musical talent longs for the freedom that’s typically reserved for men . . . The author masterfully sets the historical stage – the United States as it devolves into the Civil War – and she addresses the issue of slavery with nuance and rigor . . . a riveting storyline. Emily is a delightfully complex mix of defiance and prudence, as she learns early in life that “there’s a very narrow line to negotiate between freedom and responsibility for women.” . . . Stark’s prose is reliably lucid and consistently faithful to the setting . . . An emotionally affecting and historically edifying tale.” – Kirkus Reviews

 

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Building Character

Building Character

“She had no tolerance for scenes which were not of her own making.” ― Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth — I’m often asked how I get the core inspiration for my novels. There are many different ways authors feel that lightning strike, but they fall into similar categories. Some will tell you they sense… Continue Reading

Invisible Women

Invisible Women

“A historian must “reconstruct” history by using “historical imagination” to “re-enact” the thought processes of historical persons based on information and evidence from historical sources.” The Idea of History– R. G. Collingwood ******** If we’re referring only to the images in our brains from light hitting objects in front of us, then people from the… Continue Reading

Talking It Over

Talking It Over

“writing is, in the end, that oddest of anomalies: an intimate letter to a stranger.”—Pico Iyer Most of you have heard my stories about readers challenging my sanity when I started the blog almost ten years ago. It was hard for people to understand why I’d put so much time and energy into writing not… Continue Reading