Everybody Loves the Hero Who Breaks Out of the Expected Mold: An Interview


For the excellent new blog Academia, Joshua Grasso, Professor of English at East Central University in Oklahoma, asks some wonderful questions about my adventure turning Rosette's journal and other historical records into novels and a short story about this fascinating pioneer family. 

"We think, 'Oh, how constrained she was! If only she could have . . . ' But how much do we fall into patterns today based on what our families have done, based on our socio-economic situation, based on our educational opportunities or lack of them? Everybody loves the hero who breaks out of the expected mold. But when it comes down to it, most of us find ourselves in some expected molds."

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