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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Good people are putting books into the hands of children and teaching literacy skills to adults. We can help.

Only Have a Minute? 7 New Collections of Short Fiction for SFF Lovers

Karen Lord, Ken Liu, and Lauren Beukes. Oh my.

The Case for Gender-Swapping Characters When Reading to a Child

Why not make that panda or talking truck a girl?

11 Mugs for Sci-fi and Fantasy Readers

The pumpkin spice must flow.

Genre Kryptonite: The Unwilling Heir

Fantasy novels that explore the trope of the reluctant heir to the throne.

Love and Time Travel: 3 Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Love Stories

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An Open Letter to the Book I Should Be Reading

On missing the big literary phenomenon in order to read something easy and fun.

The Bookaneers, and Four Other Sesame Street Episodes About Reading

Sesame Street has done countless bookish bits. Here are five favorites to brighten your day.

11 New Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for your Summer Reading Pleasure

11 excellent science fiction and fantasy books coming out this summer!

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

Bet you CAN read just one.

The Re(a)d Planet: 10 Short Stories about Mars

10 short stories to read about Mars as we get to experience the planet's close approach.

10 Gorgeous Outdoor Reading Nooks

Beautiful outdoor spaces perfect for reading.

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in April

Three Important Re-Tellings of Lovecraft

Sympathy and Bookmarks: Tips For Reading When You’re Laid Up

A few tips for reading (or not!) when you're sick or recovering from a medical procedure.