Out Now: Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith

A fabulous anthology on the ‘original resistance’ of Lilith, the first woman in Judeo-Christian mythology. Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves edited by Monette Chilson, Trista Hendren & Pat Daly explores the resonances of this ancient figure as a touch point for modern resistance. I have a poem (yes, a poem!) in the anthology which you…

Coming Soon: Lilith!

Coming next month! A fabulous anthology on the ‘original resistance’ of Lilith, the first woman in Judeo-Christian mythology. Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves edited by Monette Chilson, Trista Hendren & Pat Daly explores the resonances of this ancient figure as a touch point for modern resistance. I have a poem (yes, a poem!) in the…

Thoughts Right Now

Fifteen hundred years right here Oh, burning witches, burning books Burning babies in their looks Yes, indeed Burning everything that’s sacred in my genes It’s a tough week for a lot of women you know, whether you know it or not. Maybe they’ve shared their horror stories with you: maybe you have some yourself. I…

Broad Universe Wikipedia Project

Hey kids! Want to help raise the visibility of women writers of the fantastic? With trumpet’s blare, let me unveil: A Broad Universe Project for Women’s History Month: Women Authors on Wikipedia! Women artists made a concerted effort recently to get more of them written into history.  More people turn to Wikipedia than to any…

The Next Big Thing Strikes Back

About a month ago I got tagged by my pal Vic Watson to talk about my ‘next big thing’ (i.e. work in progress), and I just got retagged by Kemberlee Shortland and Nancy Holzner, so here we go again. Sadly, I’m not yet done with this novel: Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: The Hitch-Hiker

Ida Lupino’s film noir debut, available free thanks to the Open Culture site. If you don’t know about them — well, there goes your productivity for the day. Books, audio and films galore. The RADA-trained English daughter of a stage comedian became best known for her increasingly dark films, no less than when she turned…

There’s Got to be a Word for It

Here’s a thing: from one of those ongoing discussions, most recently on Facebook, but other places too. There’s a phenomenon that crops up all the time, yet has eluded naming so far. As I mentioned when sharing Peg’s post (right) about director Brenda Chapman on Facebook, the usefulness of the term “gaslighting” has been amply…

The How To Issue

[One of many responses to the How To Issue] How To Guide: World Domination Some people use the holidays to give gifts, bond with families and eat too much. These people will never control the globe. Lots of people have a good string of days off this time of year when they are free of…

The Magic Pencil

I’m a guest over at Women Writers, Women Books this week: Casting the Writer’s Spell In my creative writing courses, I wave my magic pencil over my students and declare them to be writers—at least for the duration of the semester. After that, I say, it’s up to them to take over the spell. They…