This Sunday, we will have the opportunity to talk with Alex Myers from 7-8 pm EST on our next Politics for the People Book Club conference call. I know that many of us have questions we are eager to ask Alex. The call in number for the conference call is 805 399-1200 and the access code is 767775#.
Anthony Brooks from Radio Boston did a great interview with Alex in January, a nice prelude to our conversation. Hope you will put Revolutionary down for a moment and give a listen:
America’s First Female Soldier
January 31, 2014
“Alex Myers‘ new novel, Revolutionary, tells the story of 22 year-old weaver who yearns for something more. She feels trapped in 18th Century Massachusetts, and tells her closest friend, “There is a world out there, beyond weaving, beyond housework.” So she cuts her hair, disguises herself as a man, and fights heroically in the Continental Army. The gripping novel is based on the true story of Deborah Sampson – recognized as a true hero in America’s war for independence. In 1983, the Massachusetts legislature named her the official state heroine and declared May 23rd Deborah Sampson Day. That her story inspired author Alex Myers is understandable. Myers is a female-to-male transgender person, was the first openly transgender student at Harvard, and over the years, has campaigned for transgender rights. His unique perspective reminds us that conversations around gender identity are hardly modern….”