Barcelona, 1584 Dear Madam Mariana, I dare not ask this question of anyone I know but–I must seek counsel. In Jewish law, when a man dies, his brother is obligated […]
How to not marry Igor, or, He got the estate, now he wants me!
[In which Madam Mariana travels back to Moscow, 1543, to help the lovely Russian noblewoman, Darya Petrovna, avoid her cousin Igor’s grasping ways: He got her daddy’s estate, and now […]
Madam Mariana fields a question from…a dog!
In which Madam Mariana fields a question from…a dog! Yes, even dogs have questions about love, about life… Dear Madam Mariana, I am a Scottish Terrier named Bilbo, and […]
Madam Mariana: question from a lusty widow in San Francisco
San Francisco, 1933 Dear Madam Mariana: I’m writing to ask your advice, as I find myself in a most untenable situation. I recently arrived in San Francisco, after much effort, […]
Spotlight: 7 easy places your readers can discover you
I interviewed my book club last night. All are women 50 years old or more, and very much part of my reader demographic. They all read at least a book […]