Edgar Allan Poe’s love affair with writer Frances Osgood drives “Mrs. Poe,” the new historical novel by Lynn Cullen that will be available in bookstores tomorrow—but that we’ll be giving away on the Literary New England Radio Show tonight! Tune in at 8 pm to win, or listen to the interview at any time in the Literary New England Radio Show archives. As this plaque shows, Poe was born in Boston. See the plaque in person at 180 Boylston St. at Edgar Allan Poe Way.


Former Connecticut resident Janice Clark is the author of “The Rathbones,” a gothic novel set in New England that chronicles 100 years of a once-prosperous seafaring dynasty … namely, the Rathbone family. If you missed hearing Janice live on the Literary New England Radio Show last month, click here to listen in the show’s archives. Inspired by The Odyssey and infused with the spirit and flavor of Moby Dick, The Rathbone features heroine and hero  Mercy and Mordecai—terrific names for a terrific novel!