A Gardener’s Grave

Wandering in the Howff today to loosen up my brain a little after some intense work on my latest essay (Celtic themes in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell). Just sent off the essay, so I though I would share some of the fruits of my wander. I’m always discovering things I hadn’t noticed before. What a…

MAMO: Rome

Good news! Just got word that my presentation ‘A Chieftain Unchosen: Examining the Raven King through Medieval Prophecy’ has been approved for MAMO: The Middle Ages in the Modern World conference, which will take place in Rome in November. Yay! One of my ulterior motives for saying no to other things is to make sure I…

And the winner is…

In the end I couldn’t make up my mind, so I used the random number generator and the winner is: Send me your address via the contact form and the fabulous bag and stickers are yours. Those of you who did not win, do not despair: there’s plenty of fine merch to purchase over at…

My Wandering Uterus Contest

MY WANDERING UTERUS CONTEST: You’ve read the book, now win the swag! This fancy schmancy tote bag can be yours, including stickers of both the My Wandering Uterus cover image and the lovely Ute Face designed by SL Johnson! How can you win? Here are the rules: Write about a travel adventure you have had in 100…

In Search of Medusa

On the town (NYC naturally) with the QoE at the Met, in the park, sharing Amity, and a drink with Katya. More pix on the ‘book.  

PCA in Indy with Miss Wendy

I know I’ve been a bit remiss in sharing my travel adventures for your vicarious pleasure but I confess I am overwhelmed, exhausted and looking forward to escaping back to Scotland. This summer the plan remains no conference presentations. Temptations arise, but I have beat them back like St Anthony. Having grown up in the (northern)…

On the Road Again

It’s Easter so the pop culture scholars gather at PCA: this year it’s in Indianapolis so my big plan is to finally see the Vonnegut Library. I’m rooming with gal pal Miss Wendy and we’ve already caught up with some friends the first night. Busy busy, busy, as Bokononists say. Spreading the word of my…

Out Now: My Wandering Uterus

My Wandering Uterus: tales of traveling while female  Edited by K. A. Laity, Foreword by H. Byron Ballard, Cover design or artwork by S. L. Johnson Buy merchandise with the cover art at Red Bubble or Cafe Press. BUY THE BOOK!  List Price: $14.99 5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)  Black & White on White paper 360…

Connecticut Shenanigans

A whirlwind weekend which included the QoE, Marko, Elena & Rod, the Gorey Exhibit at the Athenaeum, as well as recording with Julie & Eric (and the cats!) at the fabulous Cool Ranch Studio. Yes, exciting things to come, but secret for now…  

My Wandering Uterus ToC

The all-but-final table of contents for My Wandering Uterus, the collection of travel writing by women that Byron and I were foolish enough to brainstorm together — joking! I suppose this is the nearest I will come to that feeling of a baby being overdue (at this rate, I fear it will be coming out…