A.J. O'Connell

A.J. O’Connell is the author of two published novellas: Beware the Hawk and The Eagle & The Arrow. All she’s ever wanted to do in life is read and write books, and so, is constantly writing at least one novel. She holds an MFA in creative fiction, but despite the best efforts of her teachers at Fairfield University's low-residency program, remains a huge dork for sci-fi, fantasy and comic books. She is a journalist and has taught journalism to college students. She blogs about feminism, the writing life, and whatever else comes into her head at www.ajoconnell.com. Blog: A.J. O'Connell Twitter: @ann_oconnell

Attention, Magicians: JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL is Being Made Into a Board Game

Might be time for a re-read of Susanna Clarke's book: English magic is coming to tabletop gaming.

Quiz: Which Wicked + Divine God Are You?

9 of the Best Alternate-Universe Characters from EXILES

Adorable Wolverine. Battle-hardened Ms. Marvel. Emo Nick Fury? Nine of the best alternate universe characters from EXILES.

Being a Reader is Part of my Identity, So How Can I Have a Reading-Related Learning Disability?

Whenever reading got hard for one Rioter, she saw that difficulty as a personal failing. Now, at 40, she thinks it's something else.

10 New Woman-Created Comics to Pick Up This Fall

Looking for woman-created comics? From Jessica Jones to House of Whispers to a horror series set in NOLA in the 1950s, this fall delivers.

8 Reasons to Pick Up THOR (Even If You Miss Jane Foster)

Jane Foster might not be Thor anymore (and we don't have to be happy about it) but the new THOR comic is bending over backward to be worthy.

Used Book Collection Bins Are Filling Up After Big Hearted Books Closes, and Local Library Sales Are Scrambling

What happens when the company behind the book collection bins in grocery store parking lots goes out of business? New England is finding out. 

One of The Books That Has Most Influenced Me Was One I Hated

Can a book you despise impact your life more than a book you love?

FAHRENHEIT 451 Takes a Fireman’s Hatchet to Social Media—Watch it Anyway

Critics haven't loved HBO's FAHRENHEIT 451. See it anyway.

How I Used Books to Get My Preschooler to Transition to a Big Kid Bed