Anything That Moves Me

Unfinished Business

November 29, 2010

Tags: henry tilney, jasna book club, heroes, other men, Mr. Darcy, sex, sexuality, 18th century

I consider myself a good talker, someone who thinks on her feet, enjoys speaking in public and can even come up with the occasional witticism. But I find that Im rarely at my best in book club meetings. People raise questions that require me to think before expressing an opinion (always a challenge). (more…)

The Macho Dandy--Not an Oxymoron

November 21, 2010

Tags: dandy, dandyism, regency, men, macho, masculinity, bisexuality, gay

There was an interesting juxtaposition of events for me recently, the kind of thing that feels like the heavens opening up to send an earth-shaking message that will Change Everything. Then you mull it over for three days and its not such a revelation. But Im going to post it anyway because its all Ive got for material, and the message, such as it is, bears repeating. Besides, my new computer arrived earlier this week, and what better way to inaugurate it than by talking about my favorite subjects?

The more spectacular event was actor/scholar Ian Kellys presentation on Beau Brummell for the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). (more…)

Escape Artists

November 1, 2010

Tags: reading, writing, escape, fiction, Francine Prose, Emma Donoghue, Diana Gabaldon

A couple of weeks ago I heard a talk by Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them. Like many writers of fiction, Ms. Prose uses the word books here to mean novels, and her talk was similar to the first part of Reading, a discussion of the reasons people read, or might want to. First on her list was: Escape. (more…)

Selected Works

Fantasy, Women's Fiction (e-books)
Book Six in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Five in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Four in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Three in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book Two in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Book One in the ECLIPSIS series of Lady Amalie's memoirs.
Short Story
A queered version of the Cinderella story in the 4th Gay City anthology, "At Second Glance."
Newsletter article
Describes the typical upbringing of middle- and upper-class children in Austen's time.
Romantic Comedy, M/M/F Menage
A breezy tale of love, lust and secrets set against the backdrop of Regency England.