Monthly Archives: May 2012

Woolf Sightings in Fiction

Since publishing my monograph, Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction, I’ve continued to record new Woolf references in fiction, and I continue to find them frequently, often by chance. In the monograph I analyzed 37 Woolf citations, and now … Continue reading

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O, to be in England!

Sigh. Robert Browning’s sentiment has often been my own. My latest published essay, linked here: “Cornish Pasty” in Phoebe Journal,  records my last trip to England, in 2006, and brings it all back in a rush. It’s also the final piece … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons … try to laugh (and write about it)

Don’t worry. I’m not one to strew my personal angst or the seedier scenes from my speckled past into my essays or on my blog — unless I can have fun with them. Don’s unplanned-for period of unemployment last year wasn’t all that traumatic … Continue reading

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In Defense of Chick Lit

Everyone’s entitled to the escape reading of their choice, whether it’s who-dunnits or sci-fi or erotica – mine is chick lit, & so I had great fun standing up for it in my latest “Between the Lines” column for the Presidio Sentinel. … Continue reading

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Re-Entry

Going back to school in my 30’s was the turning point in my life–my personal renaissance–and writing about it was a long and arduous process, because it was so important for me to get it right. I sent out my completed essay, … Continue reading

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