Delia Sherman

Author

Delia Sherman is the author of numerous short stories, as well as the novels Through a Brazen Mirror and the Porcelain Dove. She has judged the Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Novel, The James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and the World Fantasy Award. She has taught SF and Fantasy writing at Odyssey: the Fantasy Writing Workshop, the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, the Hollins University Graduate Program in Children’s Literature, the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers, and workshops at colleges and science fiction conventions all over America. DeliaSherman.com. @deliasherman.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 10: “Our Hope Alone”

Matters of national import become the purview of closed-door conferences as one plot is exposed while another is reconsidered.

From The Writers' Room

Barbara Samuel on writing Whitehall Episode 9: “The Marriage of True Minds”

One of the great pleasures of writing Whitehall is simply the pleasure of traveling to England in my mind, wandering around smelling pies baking and exploring the deepest reaches of those old kitchens and admiring the pelicans in St. James Park.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 9: “The Marriage of True Minds”

It’s high time for a holiday when an unseasonably cold summer leaves spirits suppressed and Catherine in ill health.

From The Writers' Room

Madeleine Robins on writing Whitehall Episode 8: “Ambitions Which Climb Upwards”

One of my favorite books is Jane Eyre, and one of my favorite lines in it comes when Jane confronts Rochester, who has been playing merry hob with her emotions: "Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, that I am soulless and heartless?" The answer, of course, is absolutely not.

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New Episode! Whitehall Ep 8: “Ambitions Which Climb Upwards”

Even amidst the swirl of court intrigue, the residents of Whitehall keep their eyes on the prize–and the throne.

From The Writers' Room

Barbara Samuel on writing Whitehall Episode 7: “Imperfect Enjoyment”

The best part of writing historical fiction is the happy accidents that always, always arise. At the start, the work of bringing the past alive begins with world-building—who was there and where did they live and how did they dress and what was on the table. In Whitehall, that world is the Restoration, and it’s a juicy era no matter what angle you examine it from.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 7: “Imperfect Enjoyment”

A delegation from Muscovy sets Whitehall awhirl with ambassadors from the East and their exotic gifts. But while Catherine seeks solace in her faith, others find comfort in more recklessly carnal pleasures.

The One With

Delia Sherman and the Little Grey Cells

So here’s my terrible secret: I don’t watch much television. But when I had surgery last year, I was pretty much tied to the apartment and a little loopy on painkillers and I watched a lot of TV, mostly period mysteries because I like the clothes.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 6: “Divine Passion”

When it comes to the theater, sometimes the audience holds more drama than the stage.

Just For Fun

Whitehall: Illustrated

Whitehall is almost back from hiatus and we are celebrating by sharing with you some exquisite illustrations done by the amazingly talented Kristin Kwan! Feast your eyes on these drawings of Catherine, Barbara, Charles and more.

Meet The Character

Meet The Character: Jenny of Whitehall

All of our Serial Box serials have such dynamic casts that we thought it was high time we got to know some of them a bit more personally. To that end, we are very excited to kick off a new feature here on The Back of The Box: Meet the Character!

Just For Fun

Follow British Royalty Through the Ages with this Bounty of Great Historical Fiction

Has Whitehall whet your appetite for more historical fiction about British royals? Check out this round-up of the best historical fiction set in period England!

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