New Projects

Creature: A Novel of Mary Shelley.

An Awful Rainbow: Reading the Romantics in a World on Fire.

Advanced Fiction Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology. Under contract for delivery to Bloomsbury Academic in Dec. 2021.

Some fugitive fictions – including a 19th-century American lark with a young Nellie-Bly-like journalist as its protagonist, provisionally called The Stolen Girl: A Verity Kent Mystery. (My Chief Teenage Editorial Consultant is hoping it will become a YA series…it could happen!)

Further down the road, with a title from Elizabeth Spencer: A Second Country: Southern Writers in Italy, 1945-1985. (Elizabeth Spencer, Ralph Ellison, William Styron, Tennessee Williams, Robert Penn Warren, Eugene Walter, William Demby, William Weaver, Caroline Gordon and Allen Tate)

And in life:

(Mavis Staples, “This Little Light,” from Hope at the Hideout: Live, 2008.)