About Adele Fasick

This blog grew out of a lifelong love affair with books and reading. I’ve been fascinated by books ever since I first discovered the public library around the corner from the house where I grew up in Queens, New York. I remember listening to the librarian read stories to a group of us sitting around an artificial fireplace. Then came after-school afternoons spent browsing along endless shelves of books. After reading my way through most of the books in that branch library, I decided to become a librarian and a writer. I’ve worked in public libraries and taught children’s literature at three universities in the U.S. and Canada as well as visited and lectured in libraries overseas. I’ve also traveled to many countries where I’ve met library leaders, women activists, and many readers.

The expanding varieties of digital media have opened a world of possibilities to bring the best of print and visual formats together and share new ideas across age groups and cultures. I am now reaching out to a new audience with both a biography and fiction work in progress. My biography, Margaret Fuller: An Uncommon Woman, is available as an ebook and a paperback on amazon.com.

My latest project is a series of historical mystery stories set in the 1840s–the Charlotte Edgerton mysteries. They follow the adventures of Charlotte, an immigrant from England, who finds a new life, love, and friends in the New England of Henry Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.The first book, set in the experimental community of Brook Farm, Massachusetts, is called A Death in Utopia. The second book in the series Death Visits a Bawdy House is set in New York City and the third book Death Calls at the Palace takes Charlotte and her husband to London during the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign. In the fourth book, Death Enters the Convent, Charlotte and Daniel move to Florence, Italy.  You can learn more about these books on the page devoted to the Charlotte Edgerton mysteries.

If you have questions or comments about my work, you can contact me at amfasick@gmail.com

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jean
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 20:00:34

    I didn’t know you were a librarian, teacup. I have been one and trained as one (I have a Master’s in Library Science). That was my career path for over 25 yrs. before I switched. I’ve never been a public librarian. Just in specialized libraries (engineering, law) before I switched to another area of work.


    • teacupsandtyrants
      Sep 26, 2016 @ 21:48:01

      It’s surprising how many people have been librarians. I’m glad I spent most of my career as a librarian. I also taught in a library school for many years and enjoyed being a teacher.


  2. Jean
    Sep 03, 2015 @ 18:06:53

    Congrats. on your “new” next job love. Best wishes for happy writing.


  3. Penny Thoughts
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 13:04:37

    Hello! I wanted you to know that I have started a new blog and will be deleting this one soon. You can find my new home at: http://pennylanethoughts.wordpress.com/ I hope you will continue to follow me and I hope to see you there!


    • teacupsandtyrants
      Mar 03, 2014 @ 19:30:45

      Your new blog looks lovely, Penny. I am looking forward to following it.


      • Penny Thoughts
        Mar 04, 2014 @ 09:25:06

        Thank you Adele! It is brand new, still a work in progress.

  4. jakatum
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 12:04:42

    Hello, Mrs. Fasick. It has been awhile since I talked to you. I’m sorry if I am being a little too personal, but are you a Christian, ma’am? I may have already asked this.


  5. Penny Thoughts
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 06:57:48

    You have been nominated for the Field of Flowers Award! Go here to check it out! http://psnw123.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/field-of-flowers-award/


    • teacupsandtyrants
      Jan 24, 2014 @ 20:21:49

      Thank you very much for the nomination. It’s a fascinating award and the idea of it has made me go look at some of the other blogs I enjoy reading. Hearing so many voices from different people is great. I’m still working on choosing the blogs I want to include in my list.


  6. Alicia Young
    Dec 15, 2013 @ 19:45:36

    Adele, your breadth of work is both intimidating and inspiring!
    I take my hat off to you,


  7. teacupsandtyrants
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 13:39:20

    Thanks, Jakatum! Your blog is very impressive. Be sure to let us know what you decide about your Halloween costume. And post a picture of yourself wearing it.


  8. jakatum
    Oct 26, 2013 @ 18:20:01

    Mrs. Fasick! I just finished a project for you! Here’s the URL:
    I know you’ll love it! Thanks, Jakatum


  9. jakatum
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 11:40:08

    Very many. Last I checked, there were 115. Yet, the original ones were the first 19, because they were written by the original author ,Gertrude Chandler Warner, before she died in 1979.


    • teacupsandtyrants
      Oct 22, 2013 @ 17:02:04

      Wow! I didn’t know there were that many. i guess you haven’t read all of them.


      • jakatum
        Oct 26, 2013 @ 17:51:30

        Definitely not. If anything, I have only read 10!

  10. jakatum
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 17:59:55

    Adele, I love your Blog, and I love to read as well. I love mystery books, but my favorite mystery book is, “The Boxcar Children”. People say, “You need to grow up and read something more challenging!”, but I just read for fun. Not because I am forced to, but I like to read. Thanks, Jakatum of “Jakatum’s Daily Bacon”


    • jakatum
      Oct 21, 2013 @ 18:03:16

      By the way, if you are wondering, “Why is a adult reading kid books?”, I am 12.


    • teacupsandtyrants
      Oct 21, 2013 @ 19:31:33

      I always liked “The Boxcar Children” too and so did my daughters. It’s a good story. You should read what you like. There are a lot of sequels to “The Boxcar Children” too, aren’t there?


  11. teacupsandtyrants
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 06:37:38

    I am planning to publish them in both print and ebook formats. Lots of work left to do though to get them formatted and ready to go.


  12. teacupsandtyrants
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 08:07:17

    It’s nice to hear from someone who shares my feeling about libraries. And to tell you the truth, I still get a thrill when I walk into one and see all the new books.

    The Edgerton mysteries are edging along. An artist is preparing a great cover for the first one while I’m busy correcting all the typos I made. I hope to have it published for the holidays. And the second book is bubbling in my brain while I try to make notes of my ideas.

    Thanks for your interest!


    • S.R. Tooms
      Oct 17, 2013 @ 15:19:34

      Wonderful — Will you be publishing these in paper format or ebook? Both?


  13. S.R. Tooms
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 02:36:20

    Nice little imagery there 🙂
    It’s always pleasant, that initial time you walk into the library as a child, and take hold of all those countless books. Ooooh–Ahhhh! It’s unbelievable!

    You’ve got a quaint, easy flowing prose style which is remarkably fun to read. How are those Edgerton mysteries coming along?


  14. teacupsandtyrants
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:44:44

    Hi Paul, I’m glad you found my site. How about a longer message?


  15. Paul
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 21:29:35

    Hi Adele


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