See Emily Play

The last event for me in October was NEPCA at UMass-Amherst where I gave a presentation on Elisabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall; at PCA National this spring I’ll be talking about the film adaptations, too. I also finally visited Emily Dickinson’s house. Despite living in New England for many years, I had not managed to get there. It was…

Review: Radio Girls

RADIO GIRLS Sarah-Jane Stratford The Great War is over, and change is in the air, in this novel that brings to life the exciting days of early British radio …and one woman who finds her voice while working alongside the brilliant women and men of the BBC London, 1926. ‘If we have the sense to…

Out Now (Really!): The Big Splash

Out now after last week’s unexpected glitch! The Big Splash Introducing the world of Constance & Collier It’s London in the Jazz Age: the times are fast and the women faster. Constance Wynne Hare has men eager to throw themselves at her feet—so why does she pine for the one man who takes her for…

TOA/V: Adèle Blanc-Sec

We watched The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec the other night: I had been looking forward to it coming out but when it did, life was chaotic and so I’ve not seen it until now. I was intrigued when I heard a couple papers on the film at the comics conference in Glasgow. I’m happy…

Who Am I This Time?: Managing Pseudonyms

I’m always a bit surprised when someone says of one of my noms de plume, “I forgot that was you!” Admittedly, I do have conversations with myselves that encourage the impression of distinct (and usually argumentive) selves on social media, but that’s just to amuse me. But people still ask me why I have these…