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Home Front Girl now available in paperback!

I’m delighted to announce that Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America has just been released as a paperback. My mother would be thrilled to know how many people have been touched by–and learned from–her diary entries as a teenager  Read More 
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Schnell! Now in German!

I was a German major in college and lived in Munich, Berlin, and the Black Forest. I also taught in East Germany in the 1980s. So it is especially exciting for me to announce that A Medieval Woman's Companion is now published in German as Frauen des Mittelalters: Künstlerinnen – Herrscherinnen –  Read More 
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Awards: Gold Medal in College Nonfiction and Bronze Medal in Women's Studies

I'm delighted to announce that A Medieval Woman's Companion: Women's Lives in the European Middle Ages has been awarded a number of honors.

Winner: Gold Medal in College Nonfiction from Literary Classics as well as being awarded a Seal of Approval.

Their review calls the book “Compelling…fascinating.”

It was  Read More 
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Book Award Finalist for "Grendel's Mother"!

I already felt blessed since Grendel's Mother had won the Words on Wings Book Award for young adult fiction, a Literary Classics Top Honors Award 2016. Additionally, it was a finalist for the 2014-2015 Sarton Literary Award for Historical Fiction and Finalist for Foreward Reviews' 2015 Indiefab Book of  Read More 
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New Review of The Literature of Waste

[M]y understanding of waste has been greatly expanded by Susan Signe Morrison’s The Literature of Waste: Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter....I think her book can help bring readers to a better understanding of waste....Her final two chapters on source reduction and reuse articulate a clear vision of how poetry  Read More 
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Celebrating International Woman's Day with a Lovely Review of "A Medieval Woman's Companion"

"Morrison does a superb job of making medieval women accessible to mainstream audiences." Thanks to The Medieval Magazine for this lovely review of A Medieval Woman's Companion on International Woman's Day 2017.

Sandra Alvarez writes, "[I]it is an excellent book for readers who want a good starting point on  Read More 
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Book Award Finalist in 3 Categories

A Medieval Woman's Companion has been chosen as a Finalist for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in 3 categories: Adult Nonfiction; Women’s Studies; and Young Adult Nonfiction.
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“Old English is Mine!”: Diversity and Old English

Old English belongs to us all, no matter what our background or where we come from. This proclamation rings out in a beautiful poem I’m delighted to share with you by Nahir I. Otaño Gracia, currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Comparative Literature and Classics at the University of Pennsylvania. Click on the  Read More 
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World War II Woman Pilot Buried at Arlington Cemetery

Read about how WASPs, members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, can at last be buried at Arlington Cemetery. Elaine D. Harmon was interred on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Arlington Cemetery, the first WASP to be so honored.
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“Grendel’s Mother” wins Top Honor Award!

I was so excited to go to Las Vegas this past week for the Literary Classics awards ceremony. Grendel’s Mother won the Top Honors award for Young Adult literature.

The award, Words on Wings Book Award, “recognizes distinguished fiction for a young adult audience.” I was thrilled to receive  Read More 
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