1913 was a cool year!

Suffrage March


I’m am going to be republishing a book I wrote years ago that is set in 1913. It’s a ‘straight’ romance set in 1913 – a year that ushers in social changes in the United States. My character, Eliza, is a young woman, an orphan who was raised by a brother and sister and finds herself in New York City living with her ward who is from ‘new money’. Eliza believes in social reform and the new century, much to the ire of her ward, who want to find her a husband. It’s fun to go back and rewrite and edit and make the story better and stronger. This book was with a publisher that never went anywhere and disbanded soon after it was formed. I want the book to have a wider audience this time around!

National Woman’s Party forms – Lucy Burns and Alice Paul

1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)

NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public

French painting “Nude Descending a Staircase” displayed in NYC

The Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 takes place in Washington, D.C. led by Inez Milholland on horseback.

The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line, reducing chassis assembly time from 12½ hours in October to 2 hours, 40 minutes (although Ford is not the first to use an assembly line, his successful adoption of one sparks an era of mass production).

In 1913, “Hollywood”s name was formally adopted. It replaced the East Coast as the center of the burgeoning movie industry.

Ruth St Denis with Edna Malone, Betty Horst and Doris Humphr...

Theater directly effects fashions, Margaret Sanger is climbing the rooftops of tenement buildings to  inform women of birth control (she’d open the first birth control clinic in 1916), garment workers strike….

May we live in interesting times. 🙂

P.S. I will be publishing the book under V. Lyn so my readers won’t confuse be confused by the switch in genre from my m/m books.

Happy Reading!




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