I became a novelist so that I could use fiction to share multicultural feminist history with an audience beyond academia. So how did I end up writing a novel inspired by the most canonical of dead white male authors?
For Books' Sake, a wonderful feminist literature website out of the UK, has up a lovely feature in which I answer that question. You can read it here
(Those of you who've heard the English curse in person may get the rather humorously naughty implications of the phrase "For Books' Sake"; if not, fear not. The website is smart and funny in many ways).