Thursday News: Author’s rights to everyone else’s life; Real life female spies; publishers on direct to consumer marketing
I’d think twice about having an author in my house. It seems that for some authors, their acquaintances and friends are merely fodder for any novel. I’ve often thought being friends with a comedian would be bad. Maybe underneath Tenis’ snark is a “buyer beware” warning. One of the commenters suggested that maybe the host should have done a better job researching who was staying at their home in order to avoid such problems in the future. Salon.com
Khan joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force as a wireless operator, and was recruited by the SOE in 1942. She was sent back to Paris a year later. There, under the codename Madeleine, she sent vital messages to London while trying to evade the Germans. In October 1943, she was arrested and tortured, but she refused to talk. In September 1944, at Dachau, she was executed by the SS. She was 30.
As Jayne said in her email, why aren’t these being written about in romance novels? Code Name Verity is a story of a young female spy, born to privilege but endures immeasurable torture and suffering when captured. There is an appetite for well told stories about female heroines. Huffington Post