Alison McMahan

The Saffron Crocus

I adored this beautifully written, passionate book. The Saffron Crocus is a glittering, thrilling opera of a novel that plucked my heartstrings and kept me reading at fever pitch. Brava, Alison McMahan! Encore! 
~ Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Wicked Saga

WINNER: 2014 Rosemary Award for Best Historical for Young Adults
Cover of Films of Tim Burton by Alison McMahan

The Films of Tim Burton

An analysis of the effect on animation on Burton's filmmaking up to Corpse Bride.

Cover of The Lost Visionary by Alison McMahan

The Lost Visionary

A critical analysis of the surviving films of Alice Guy Blaché, the world's first woman filmmaker.

Cover of Alice Guy Cinema Pioneer by Alison McMahan

Alice Guy: Cinema Pioneer

A collection of academic papers published at the time of the Whitney Museum retrospective in 2009.

Alison McMahan is the author of the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2005). She writes screenplays, documentaries, (Homunculus Productions) and fiction.

Contact: Alison@HomunculusProds.com

Latest Blog Entries

The Saffron Crocus Cover Reveal

The Saffron Crocus Cover by Mishi BellamyThe Saffron Crocus Cover by Mishi Bellamy

 

The Saffron Crocus is a historical mystery set in Venice in 1643. If you love sword play, murder, and music mixed in with your coming-of-age romance, this book is for you. It will be released by Black Opal Books on December 13, 2014, in both e-book and print.

The cover is the work of fabulous artist Mishi Bellamy. Mishi divides her time between India and France, where she has her own art gallery, the Atelier des Colombes.

 

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"Steam me Up Rawley" Cover Reveal

A new steampunk novel is always a cause for rejoicing. I've been waiting forever for Angela Quarles' new book, Steam Me Up Rawley, to be available. It's not available yet, but at least we can enjoy the cover, revealed today, by Kim Killian.

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YARWA DAY 2014

 

YARWA is the nationwide online chapter for Young Adult Writers of America. If you are a member of RWA and you write YA, it is an incredible chapter. The 2014 Day of YA was a combination of celebration and conference that preceded the start of the National RWA conference in San Antonio.

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Nora Simms of Woman of Ill Fame: A Great Character Voice

How does one discover a new writer that will rock one's world? Maybe a friend recommends a book. Maybe a book won an award. Or maybe you go to the Historical Novel Society Conference and witness an evening of sex scenes read out loud by their authors, a tradition initiated some years ago by Diana Gabaldon, who was the master of ceremonies.

Erika Mailman read a sex scene from Woman of Ill Fame (Heyday Books, 2007). I immediately bought and read the entire book, and I've been re-reading it ever since. 

 

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Review of Chaperoning Paris by Victoria Pinder

 

We've all been in this situation, right? Everything is ideal: the right guy, with a private jet he's put at our disposal, some time together in Paris (even if it is while chaperoning a bunch of too-smart-for-their-own-good high school kids), and the knowledge that this guy is THE ONE for you. So what's the problem? You. That's the problem.  Read more »