I have an essay on 19th century mill girls in this anthology of the history of women in western and central Massachusetts, and am also featured as a subject. Published by The Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts
TALK ON THE TOWNS BEFORE THE QUABBIN - BESIDE THE STILL WATERS:
I'll be publishing a new book in the new year: Christmas in Classic Films. It will be a collection of essays with photos, and I'll keep you posted on when you can pre-order and get a jump on next year's gift-giving.
I also hope to publish the next book in the mystery series "Double V Mysteries" where Elmer and Juliet travel to the Boston area in the late summer of 1951 to unravel a bizarre mystery that reveals to be more sinister with each clue.
For now, my very best wishes to you and yours for a pleasant holiday season and a most Happy New Year!
Here are links to two episodes of the Best Minutes Podcast - a "Minute by Minute" series on the film The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) in which host Paul Francis Sullivan (Sully) and I discuss the movie. Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here. It was such fun to talk with someone as enthusiastic as I am about one of my favorite movies.
Recorded replay of Zoom presentation on BESIDE THE STILL WATERS:
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 7 p.m.
Here is a link to my recorded Zoom talk earlier this month on the historical background of my novel Beside the Still Waters for the Holyoke Public Library of Holyoke, Massachusetts, for those of you who were unable to join us.
The novel, a family saga, is about the four towns that were demolished to create the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts in the 1920s and 1930s. The story is about community and the loss of community, and how our hometowns make up a big part of our family heritage and our personal identities. Photos and map images accompany the talk.
Here's the link:
Author Talk-Beside the Still Waters - Zoom
I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for reading...
HOLLYWOOD FIGHTS FASCISM
Classic films were often extraordinary chroniclers of their own times. Despite the cozy nostalgia that may come to mind when we think of classic films, they could also deliver an unflinching look at society's evils. Foremost among them: fascism, in its varying oppressive forms.
Hollywood Fights Fascism is an examination of these movies and a celebration of integrity.
Available in print here at Amazon
and at my Etsy shop.
Available in eBook at Amazon,
Barnes & Noble,
and a variety of other online shops.
MONTHLY SYNDICATED COLUMN:
Look for my new syndicated classic film column Silver Screen, Golden Memories in your local newspaper. If they don't carry it, contact Clear Mountain Communications and Senior Wire Service and ask for it!