Official Teaser Reveal: Gnarled Bones and Other Stories

I'm pleased to offer the official teaser reveal today! This is for my first book, Gnarled Bones and Other Stories. In this collection of five short stories, strange and sometimes spooky events have a profound effect on characters’ lives. A newly divorced woman goes back to school to begin a new chapter of her life … Continue reading Official Teaser Reveal: Gnarled Bones and Other Stories

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The Power of Silence

 Photo Credit: Le Silence, Odilon Redon, pastel, 1900, The Museum of Modern Art, New York: BetacommandBot/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (Yorck Project)   “‘I want to write a novel about Silence,’ he said; ‘the things people don’t say.’“ (Woolf, The Voyage Out, p. 245) Cynthia Cruz’s “The Vanishing Act” talks about silences. One of my obsessions as … Continue reading The Power of Silence

Edited to Shreds: Agnes Moorehead’s Aborted Performance in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

***This post is part of the Agnes Moorehead Blogathon, hosted by the In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood blog.*** ***Spoilers.*** “Fanny… (though not an Amberson) may be the main character of The Magnificent Ambersons…” (Emerson, par. 51) As many of my blog followers know, I am a huge classic film fan. Huge. And whenever an … Continue reading Edited to Shreds: Agnes Moorehead’s Aborted Performance in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)