The Weight of Family Tradition

Photo Credit: The family of Carlos IV, former King of Spain. La Familia de Carlos IV, 1800-1801, Francisco de Goya, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado: Lomita/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD Old 100) I have always been intrigued by family traditions. Most families have them, most of them small but significant ones. I remember every Saturday … Continue reading The Weight of Family Tradition

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Unlikely Pairings: Grotesque Domestic Fiction

  Not exactly the Mom and Dad you would picture for the traditional (and fabled) nuclear family, is it? Photo Credit: A Grotesque Couple: Old Woman with an Elaborate Headdress and Old Man with Large Ears and Lacking a Chin, 1491 or 93 – 1570, Giovanni Francesco Melzi, pen and brown ink, Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading Unlikely Pairings: Grotesque Domestic Fiction

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)

A Moony Romantic Glow: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)

***This post is part of the My Favorite Movie Threesome Blogathon, hosted by the Movie Movie Blog Blog. *** ***Some spoilers*** As most of my readers know, I’m a huge fan of classic films and I love to throw my hand in when there’s a blogathon going on. Now, I don’t consider films of the … Continue reading A Moony Romantic Glow: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, and Tim Robbins in Miss Firecracker (1989)