For selected video media/press, visit Shelley’s YouTube channel.
Interview–A Novel Idea with Suzanne M. Lang. Listen at NPR Podcasts.
A Very Difficult Girl. Read at Mystery Fanfare.
Difficult Women in Historical Fiction: A Reading List. Read at Crimereads.
Interview with Author Gretchen Cherington. Watch.
Poster Girl Review: KIRKUS MAGAZINE. Read.
“Lively prose, enjoyably edgy dialogue, and a delightful, unconventional, feminist heroine add up to a captivating page-turner.”
Poster Girl Review: CHICAGO BOOK REVIEW. Read.
“Fans of Tracy Chevalier and Kate Atkinson will love being immersed in the detail-driven historical atmosphere, while hard-boiled mystery fans will thoroughly enjoy being led by our whip-smart and street-savvy heroine through the maze of clues leading to a shocking final plot twist.” Five stars
Poster Girl Review: SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW. Read.
“Aficionados of historical fiction and the Jane Benjamin series will be delighted . . . The novel is an excellent read, with sympathetic characters and set in a place and time that leaps off the page.” Five stars
Tomboy Review: KIRKUS MAGAZINE. Read.
“An intriguing and engaging mystery—readers will hope for more adventures starring the redoubtable hero.”
Tomboy Review: SEATTLE BOOK REVIEW. Read.
“…the reader is reminded gender equality and equal rights for the LGBTQ community still have a long way to go.”
Tomboy Review: SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW. Read.
“Blanton-Stroud has a knack for capturing character voices and giving her characters enough small details to make them deep without making them obvious. … The end of the 1930s was part of an extended transition in American life. A complex time requires complex characters.
Review: CRIME FICTION LOVER. Read.
“Tom Boy is a sharp, funny and endearing cosy crime read….there’s a lot of fun to be had here.
Review. CROSSROADS REVIEWS. Read.
Article, GIRLTALKHQ. Exploring The “Tomboy” Archetype & Gender Nonconforming Characters. Read.
“There’s a grand tradition of literary tomboys, including some of the most familiar: Jo March (Little Women), Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Laura Ingalls (Little House on the Prairie), Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games). These are ambitious, indelicate girls who aim high, fall regularly, scramble and fight back, often having to earn, not inherit or be given, the love and respect of the characters around them. I wanted Jane to be a part of that tradition. But I didn’t want her to experience what so many literary tomboys do. I didn’t want her to be tamed in the final act.”
One-minute reading of Tomboy on SF NPR radio, KALW, NEW ARRIVALS. Listen.
Article. MS CAREER GIRL. Read.
Article and video. AUTHORITY MAGAZINE. Read and listen.
Interview. WOMEN WRITERS, WOMEN’S BOOKS: INTERVIEW WITH A CHARACTER. Read.
BOOK Q&As WITH DEBORAH KALB. Read.
THE INDIE VIEW. Read.
DIY MFA: Read and listen.
Article. WOMEN WRITERS, WOMEN’S BOOKS. Read.
Interview with Alan R. Warren, HOUSE OF MYSTERY, KCAA. Listen.
Interview with author Ona Russell on LitHub’s AUTHORS IN THE TENT. Watch.
Radio interview about Joan Didion with Vicki Gonzalez, INSIGHT, on Capital Public Radio. Listen (35 minutes into program).
Television interview with KCRA’s Lysée Mitri on the passing of Joan Didion. Watch.
One-minute reading of Copy boy on SF NPR radio, KALW show Crosscurrents, part of New Arrival series.