Alison McMahan is the author of the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Continuum, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Continuum 2005). She writes screenplays, documentary scripts (Homunculus Productions) and fiction.
Latest Blog Entries
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.
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 »
An inexplicable murder, check. Society debutantes. Check. A handsome rogue of a brother who's always in a scrape, check. An even handsomer mysterious stranger dogging the heroine's every step, check, check, check. Murder at the Breakers, the first in a series of cozy historicals by Alyssa Maxwell, has it all.
My Writing Process - Answers to four questions
I've been tagged by Peter Andrews, brilliant writer of YA, sci-fi, and blogger, to participate in a blog hop on the writing process. I have four questions to answer, and then I have to tag two authors to do the same. This is actually harder to do than it looks, but here goes. Read more »