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

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With a catalog as big as Delany's, where do you start with Samuel R. Delany books? Here's your reading list to get started.

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Even if they're done well, do we really need more dads-eye views of childbirth in fiction?

How to Find Audiobooks on Spotify: A Guide

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31 Totally Accurate Mark Twain Quotes (And Where to Find Them)

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9 Bookish Kids’ Costumes for Halloween (or Character Day)

For all my fellow parents who also forgot about Character Day.

5 of the Best Books About Mary Queen of Scots

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