reader. writer. suffragette.
I love books. I’ve my life’s work out of reading for a living. I am an associate professor of 18th- and 19th-century literature and culture, fashion and material culture, secondary education, and young adult literature. And that’s on a normal day! I don’t consider reading “fun” as I don’t consider breathing, sleeping, and eating fun. They are vital to existence.
Given my love of books, it is no wonder I also love to write. In college, I discovered that despite several years spent believing such, I was not actually a poet. Or, certainly, I wrote poetry. It just wasn’t very good.
In 2003, I discovered that in fact, I was a novelist. I needed elbow room to convey a story well. Only problem was that I was a terrible novelist. It took several years of hard work and revision to write a text good enough to send out for review. Fingers crossed that it all pays off!
The women who fought and even died for me and my Sisters to have the right to vote did so with style, panache, a little bit of violence, and a fortitude and determination I hope to emulate in my own life. I blog about those subjects I’m passionate about–fashion, reading, style, beauty, writing–in their honor.
email: amylmontz at gmail dot com