Anything That Moves Me

Oxfordian Snobbery

October 24, 2011

Tags: shakespeare, earl of oxford, writers, writing

Many years ago I came across one of the books espousing the "Oxfordian theory," the belief that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the works attributed to Shakespeare.
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Double Indemnity

October 18, 2011

Tags: healthcare, insurance, social medicine, gambling

In all the "discussions" about the cost of healthcare and President Obama's castrated legislation, one question that is rarely asked is: why do we use "insurance" to pay for what is, or should be, on ongoing, regular household expense?

For those of you wondering who is this phantom blogger who has taken over Ann Herendeen's web site, and what happened to the real Ann Herendeen who writes about her bisexual m/m/f ménage fiction, (more…)

Crying Over Filet Mignon

October 11, 2011

Tags: writing, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, craft, art, style

I live alone, making spaghetti with sauce from a jar tests the limits of my culinary abilities, and I love red meat. So one Thanksgiving I invited just one very good friend over and I served filet mignon.

When I put that first big bite of charred-on-the-outside, oozing-blood-on-the-inside tender beef into my mouth, I almost cried. It was that good. (more…)

Beautiful Metaphors, Ugly Memoirs

October 3, 2011

Tags: memoirs, novels, writing, E.M. Forster, Maurice, bisexual men, m/m/f menage

Colm Toibin, in a review of a biography of E.M. Forster, derided the idea of the "honest novel" (as the biographer, Wendy Moffat, described Forster's Maurice): "novels should not be honest. They are a pack of lies that are also a set of metaphors … they are not forms of self-expression, or true confession." (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.