What have I been up to lately? Here’s a list of a few recent publications …
- ‘Night Drive’ (a poem) in Verity La.
- ‘The Beautiful Husband’ (a short story) in Social Alternatives (Volume 36, no 3)
- A Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge ‘review’ of Dickens’s David Copperfield at Going Down Swinging.
- I co-edited a special issue of TEXT, the journal of ‘writing and writing courses’, with Rebecca Anne do Rozario and Belinda Calderone. You can access the whole issue free online here, and read our introduction to the issue here.
- I co-edited a book with Donna Lee Brien and Dallas Baker called Recovering History through fact and fiction: Forgotten Lives (Cambridge Scholarly Publishing, 2017). The book includes my own chapter, “a date with Barbara”: paracosms of the self in biographies of Barbara Newhall Follett, and of course an introduction co-written with my fellow authors.
- I have a chapter in the forthcoming edited collection Offshoot: Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice (UWA Publishing, May 2018), edited by Donna Lee Brien and Quinn Eades. My contribution is called ‘Les Fees S’ecrivet: Wrestling with Women’s Life Writing‘ (it looks at fairy tale narratives as a life writing methodology in works by Jeanette Winterson, Christa Wolf and others).
What’s still in the pipeline …
Two novels (The Book of Ruth and Tern), a children’s illustrated book for Twelfth Planet Press (Winter’s Tale), a very very very overdue special issue of Writing From Below (including an interview with Ellen Klages, an article by your truly on James Tiptree Jr and and an article by Dr Daniel Hourigan on my novel Rupetta), a keynote address for the IAFA conference in Florida next month, a play (Romeo Must Die), another special issue of TEXT (this time on writing and rurality/ruralness), a very very overdue book chapter on dark ecology in the TV series Jordskott (co-authored with the always amazing Dr Maria Arena) and … a few other bits and bobs.
What can I say. Send chocolate. Or wine. Or both. Both would be great.
Or, as my mother was wont to say, I think I need a Bex, a cup of tea, and a good lie down …