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

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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)