I’m joined by author Kate Braithwaite today as she shines the spotlight on a character from her novel #TheGirlPuzzle @KMBraithwaite @crookedcatbooks

Really enjoyed writing this character spotlight for The Girl Puzzle and focusing not on Nellie, but on her secretary, Beatrice Alexander.

Emma The Little Bookworm

Welcome, Kate!

Please introduce the character in terms of job, relationships, family etc. …

Beatrice Alexander is a character in my latest novel, a fictional biography of journalist Nellie Bly. For those who don’t know Nellie, the short version of her story is that she took New York’s male-dominated newspaper industry by storm in 1887. Aged twenty-three, she feigned madness to report from inside an insane asylum, and two years later she travelled solo around the world to beat Phineas Fogg, Jules Verne’s fictional hero’s, record of circumnavigating the globe in eighty days. Nellie changed the face of journalism for women, ran her own manufacturing business, promoted equal rights and pay for women, and supported many causes throughout her busy working and writing life.

 In The Girl Puzzle – a story of Nellie Bly, Beatrice is Nellie’s secretary. At this point, Nellie is in her fifties, and Beatrice, thirty…

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