Author Inspirations: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein

Photo Credit: Unknown Woman Formally Known as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Samuel John Stump, date unknown (but before 1863), National Portrait Gallery: Dcoetzee/Wikimedia Commons /PD Art (PD Old 100) “‘Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos’” (as quoted in “How Mary Shelley…”, par. 17) Going … Continue reading Author Inspirations: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein

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Moya Sestra: The Cat-Like Career of Elizabeth Russell

***This post is part of the Sixth Annual What a Character! Blogathon, hosted by the Outspoken & Freckled, the Paula’s Cinema Club, and the Once Upon A Screen blogs.*** ***Some spoilers.*** “Russell often brought haughty imperviousness to mystical heights.” (biggayhorrorfan, par. 2) I love character actors, especially classic film character actors. These are the people … Continue reading Moya Sestra: The Cat-Like Career of Elizabeth Russell

The Story of Actaeon

Photo Credit: Diana and Actaeon, Francesco Albani, 1617, oil on copper, Louvre Museum, Paris, France: JarektUploadBot/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD Old 100 1923) “And so [Actaeon] perished, hunter and hunted.” (Preston-Peabody, par. 8) My upcoming book, the first book of my Waxwood Series, is called The Order of Actaeon. This is a blog post not so … Continue reading The Story of Actaeon

Excerpt: The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

Photo Credit: Actaeon, Paul Manship, 1925, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum: File Upload Bot (Kaldari) /Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 2.5 My blog post this week is sort of a departure from my usual, as it’s specifically about my work. In honor of finishing the final proofreads for my upcoming book, The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood … Continue reading Excerpt: The Order of Actaeon (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

Likeable Characters: Katherine Anne Porter’s Portrait Gallery in Ship of Fools (1962)

Photo Credit: Character likeability brilliantly depicted in this double-exposure photograph of Victorian-era stage actor, Richard Mansfield, posing as Dr. Jekyll (likeable) and Mr. Hyde (unlikeable). Photo by Henry Van der Weyde, 1895 cabinet card, published 1887 by the British Library: Kjetilr/Wikimedia Commons/PD old 80 “Although we have recognized them [Porter’s characters] all very early as … Continue reading Likeable Characters: Katherine Anne Porter’s Portrait Gallery in Ship of Fools (1962)