“Revolutionary” Features a Strong Heroine Who Defies Gender Roles

“Revolutionary” Features a Strong Heroine Who Defies Gender Roles

In 1782, it was illegal for a woman to dress as a man in Massachusetts. Deborah Samson, the 22-year-old heroine of Alex Myers’s literary novel, not only dresses as a man but fights as a soldier during the American Revolutionary War.

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Debut Author Alex Myers: Don’t Be Afraid to Set a Draft Aside

Debut Author Alex Myers: Don’t Be Afraid to Set a Draft Aside

Alex Myers admits he’s lucky—he wrote a novel, got an agent, and published his book successfully. But he adds: “I was persistent, patient, and flexible. That might have helped.”

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