Tonya Mitchell discussing A Feigned Madness

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 7:00pm
2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Tonya Mitchell discussing A Feigned Madness


Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

LOCATION: Rookwood

 Join us for a special conversation and signing with Tonya Mitchell. 

The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out. -Nellie Bly


Elizabeth Cochrane has a secret.

She isn't the madwoman with amnesia the doctors and inmates at Blackwell's Asylum think she is.

In truth, she's working undercover for the New York World. When the managing editor refuses to hire her because she's a woman, Elizabeth strikes a deal: in exchange for a job, she'll impersonate a lunatic to expose a local asylum's abuses.


When she arrives at the asylum, Elizabeth realizes she must make a decision-is she there merely to bear witness, or to intervene on behalf of the abused inmates? Can she interfere without blowing her cover? As the superintendent of the asylum grows increasingly suspicious, Elizabeth knows her scheme-and her dream of becoming a journalist in New York-is in jeopardy.

A Feigned Madness is a meticulously researched, fictionalized account of the woman who would come to be known as daredevil reporter Nellie Bly. At a time of cutthroat journalism, when newspapers battled for readers at any cost, Bly emerged as one of the first to break through the gender barrier-a woman who would, through her daring exploits, forge a trail for women fighting for their place in the world.

A Feigned Madness By Tonya Mitchell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947976207
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Published: Cennan Books - October 6th, 2020