Nellie Bly

Pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly was born today in 1864! In 1887, she had herself committed to a mental institution for an expose about the unsafe conditions in asylums.

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National Review

Official Review: Asylum by Sherry Logsdon Post Number:#1  by samuyama » 22 Apr 2014, 14:08 “Asylum” by Sherry Logsdon is a historical fiction meant to shed light on the various atrocities endured by many women, whose struggles were unjustly silenced or dismissed merely because of who they were. The story follows the life of Isobel McFadden…

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The Tour Begins

The Tour Begins

Had a great day promoting my book! Even had a little added fun with it.   My husband and I took a road trip today. Last night we watched an episode of Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”  Guy ate at  Wallace Station, an old train station in Versailles, Ky; so we decided we would…

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The Action Begins

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 I had a great book signing at the Hardin County Public Library yesterday, March 4, 2014. I talked about my book, read poetry, read an excerpt from my book, told stories about asylums and the people within them, discussed the atrocities women endured through their battles to be heard, and I shared a light…

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Eastview author explores history, relationships

An Eastview author and poet is asking readers to follow her into the depths of a turn-of-the-century asylum.  Amber Coulter   The book, which is set from 1896 to 1920, begins with protagonist Isobel being hired as the head matron for Helsley House Insane Asylum. She is placed in charge of caring for 40 supposedly…

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