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Review: KIRKUS MAGAZINE. Read.
“An intriguing and engaging mystery—readers will hope for more adventures starring the redoubtable hero.”
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.”
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.