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Where Has Gailie Been? On a Blog Tour (Recap Post)!

What a whirlwind March and April have been with the release of Fearful Symmetry! And yet, as a mom of young kiddos, May somehow completely floored me. Again. Like it does every year. End-of-school-year activities, summer scramble, Mother’s Day, graduation events–it all hits at once. I apologize for neglecting this blog for so long! For… Continue reading Where Has Gailie Been? On a Blog Tour (Recap Post)!

Variations on Austen’s Domain: Is Fanfiction “Real” Literature?

As a writer and reader of many categories of literature—including fanfiction—I’ll admit I’m biased on how to answer this question: is fanfiction really literature, or is it just play-acting off of the “real thing”? Based off the historical practice for variation storytelling which set several precedents for fanfiction being accepted within the accepted canon of… Continue reading Variations on Austen’s Domain: Is Fanfiction “Real” Literature?

The Rise of “Bridgerton”: Craving Civility Amidst Craziness

Netflix must have satisfied some real craving in today’s viewers when it debuted Shonda Rhimes’ “Bridgerton” at the very end of an exhausting 2020: the season is now on track to become one of the biggest shows ever produced by the streaming service (Forbes). As a longtime lover of fiction set in the Regency Era,… Continue reading The Rise of “Bridgerton”: Craving Civility Amidst Craziness

Big Hats, Satisfying Stories

Who is Gailie Ruth, and what does she love? I’m a thirty-something Millennial that was force-fed technology just long enough to view old books as a treat. Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, you name it, I had it for dessert after long days cramming school work through word processors and clunky, quickly… Continue reading Big Hats, Satisfying Stories


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