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You have found my dusty little corner of the Web. I am a writer, reviewer, and web content developer available for freelance and contract work. Here I mostly write about writing, reading, sometimes other things. Check out a few of my favorite posts. All writing here is protected by copyright; contact me if you want to republish one of my pieces or hire me to write something new for you. I frequently share writing and reading links on Google+, so follow me, if you’re there. Thanks for visiting.

On Pandering: How to Write Like a Man

What an amazing essay by Claire Vaye Watkins. Her novel Gold Fame Citrus is on my “I need to read this soon” list.

A taste:

Let us embrace a do-it-yourself canon, wherein we each make our own canon filled with what we love to read, what speaks to us and challenges us and opens us up, wherein we can each determine our artistic lineages for ourselves, with curiosity and vigor, rather than trying to shoehorn ourselves into a canon ready made and gifted us by some white fucks at Oxford.

Read: On Pandering | Tin House

The Love Story Behind “Carol”

I’ve recently rediscovered Patricia Highsmith, and I read The Price of Salt, her only lesbian novel, this year. This essay about the novel and the new movie coming out based on it (Carol) helped inform my understanding of the book.

How Patricia Highsmith turned her erotic obsession with two women into literary art.

Source: The Love Story Behind “Carol” – The New Yorker

Dr. Frankenstein, bad dad…

I just reread Mary Shelley’s gothic horror masterwork, Frankenstein, which inspired more thoughts about her monster, his creator, and the genre Shelley helped shape. Read it on my blog Noir Femme.


Recommended: Slade House by David Mitchell

Just posted my review of David Mitchell’s latest novel, Slade House, on my book review blog. Recommended for fans of the haunted house genre.



An inside-out fairy tale…

I have been on a Shirley Jackson kick lately. Read my essay about her best novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, on my blog Noir Femme.


Here’s where I discuss science fiction series and why I generally avoid them, with some nice things to say about The Warrior’s Apprentice and Lois McMaster Bujold, on my blog Sci Femme.

Haunted houses to visit…

I’ve posted a reading list of great haunted house stories on my project blog, Noir Femme. Check it out! And have a haunted Halloween…