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About the author:
EJourney is a flaneuse writing and illustrating what she sees and loves. In a past life, EJ, who has a dormant Ph.D. in the field of psychology from the University of Illinois, did mental health program research, evaluation and development. Now, she does art in various media from oils to digital paintings and writes when she feels she has something to say. Some of her musings reside in cyberspace at www.eveonalimb.com She did the “digital paintings” for this book.
What inspired you to write your book?
The North and South BBC series based on Elizabeth Gaskell‘s book, North and South sat on my Netflix queue a long time and I only tuned in on it because I wanted to clean up my queue. I nearly saw the whole series in one sitting. Then, I had to read the book it was based on. Most people, who’ve watched the series, fall for the male protagonist. I was intrigued by the female character and how she upset my views on Victorian women. Women’s issues have always been in the back of my mind—as they probably are for all women although some may not be aware of it. The story ended almost abruptly, both on the further growth of the female character and the romance. It seemed to beg for a continuation.