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Erika Mailman is the author of The Witch's Trinity (Random House, 2007), a novel about a medieval woman accused of witchcraft, and Woman of Ill Fame (Heyday Books, 2007), about a Gold Rush prostitute. She has also published two non-fiction books about Oakland history, and is a columnist for the Montclarion newspaper in Oakland. She is a graduate of the MFA program in poetry at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and currently teaches novel writing through www.mediabistro.com. Her first novel took her eight years to write and is unpublishable. She figured out how to outline, and wrote the first draft of her second novel in one month--and it's now in print (Woman of Ill Fame).




A year ago, I attended the Historical Novels Society conference (then held in St. Petersburg, Florida; the next stateside one will be Denver in 2015). It's an infamous custom that Diana Gabaldon hosts a Saturday Night Sex Scenes Reading where participants gamely step on stage and read a short sex scene from their fiction (no memoirs please!)

Diana selected a bunch of us randomly and emailed us... Read more of this blog post »
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The Witch's Trinity
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 843 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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Woman of Ill Fame
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Oakland Hills
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2004
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Oakland's Neighborhoods
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2005
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