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Campaign to Save ITV show “Home Fires”

Sadly, ITV has cancelled the next season, sparking outrage. I hope ITV decides to reinstate the series–it is wonderful and all from the women’s perspective on the home front. But you can sign the petition (with over 31,000 signatures) to save “Home Fires.”
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New Review of "Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife"

Grendel’s Mother is a stunning, imaginative response to the many questions the iconic poem leaves unanswered. The writer’s deep knowledge of the Norse Sagas and the world of Beowulf spills from every page....This is the hidden story of the women behind the Beowulf saga. Read More 
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New 5 Star Review of "Grendel's Mother: The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife"

Grendel’s Mother by Susan Signe Morrison is the Beowulf legend as you have never heard it before. If you are familiar with the legendary poem, you will definitely enjoy the fresh and utterly compelling spin Morrison puts on the Old English tale as she creates compelling backgrounds to  Read More 
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New 5 Star Review of "A Medieval Woman's Companion"!

"A Medieval Woman's Companion: Women's Lives in the European Middle Ages by Susan Signe Morrison offers a treasure trove of information about the trail blazing women who lived during a tumultuous time in Western European history. In this book designed for young adult readers, the author introduces - in six  Read More 
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"Grendel's Mother" wins the Words on Wings Book Award for young adult fiction, a Literary Classics Top Honors Award!

Delighted to hear that "Grendel's Mother" won the Words on Wings Book Award for young adult fiction, a Literary Classics Top Honors Award!
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A Writer's Story: Guest Post for Reading the Past

Here's my guest post for Sarah Johnson's wonderful blog, Reading the Past, about all things having to do with historical fiction. Enjoy.
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My Amazing Students, Part 1: Play and Anglo-Saxon Culture

Read about my students' amazingly creative games they made, inspired by Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon Culture.
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Six Trailblazing Medieval Women: BBC History Magazine

I'm delighted to say that my article on "Six Trailblazing Medieval Women" has appeared on the BBC History Magazine website. My editors at Oxbow Books who publish A Medieval Woman's Companion: Women's Lives in the European Middle Ages arranged this connection. Social media is a great way to  Read More 
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New Medieval Poetry: The Lyrical Cyrus Cassells and Joan of Arc

My dear colleague, lyric genius Cyrus Cassells, has just published a poem that should appeal to those interested in medieval women. Called “Spring and the Spirit of Saint Joan,” Cyrus’s newest publication appears in the inaugural issue of AMP from Hofstra University.

In that rushing, animate place
where Saint  Read More 
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Memorial Day: A Little Flower in the Rain

My mother, Joan, wrote about the Unknown Soldier in a poem from late May 1937 when she was 14 years old. You can trace her progress from experience–visiting the statue to an unknown doughboy in World War I as described in her diary–to her creation of a poem in honor of him.
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