Author Archives: Maryanne (mfantaliswrites)

Book Review: SPOILER ALERT by Olivia Dade

SPOILER ALERT is smart, complete, and deep, while also managing to be joyful, fun, and swoony-romantic. Continue reading

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Literary Mood Board (adapted from Entertainment Weekly)

The January 2021 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine — yes, I still get the print copy — contains a short, pop-culture-y interview with Barack Obama, asking him about the things that sustained him while writing his recent book A Promised … Continue reading

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Writing (nope) and Reading (nope) in 2020

In a pandemic, genre fiction was my only reading pleasure. Why? Continue reading

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Working From Home #4… and a sale!

First of all, wanted to let you know that LOVING BEATRICE, the second book in my series “Shakespeare’s Women Speak,” is on sale today 8/23 for $1.99 in all digital formats! Here’s a link to get you started… In that … Continue reading

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Working From Home Part 3

Oops, I missed yesterday’s post. On the plus side, I did finish preparing for next week’s first week back at school. I’m excited to get back to teaching, even if it’s not going to be a “normal” situation. So let’s … Continue reading

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Working From Home Part 2

This week, I’m sharing with you a glimpse of my new home office workspace. Yesterday, I delved into the maps of two cities in England. Today, I don’t have a lot of time, so let’s look at one small picture. … Continue reading

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Working from home

One small positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is that I have finally had the chance to convert a bedroom into a meaningful workspace that I love. I’d like to share some of that with you. This week, I’m going … Continue reading

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Pop Culture of My Life (thanks, EW)

I really enjoy those interviews with authors, where the interviewer asks things like “What book most influenced you?” and “What book is on your nightstand right now?” I love finding snippets of life and taste in common with my favorite … Continue reading

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Truth, Justice, and Video Games

The number of people who think they “know” what something is like from fictional portrayals is very high. Continue reading

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Garden Peace

I do not garden. Much as I love the beauty of a well-tended garden, I avoid working in the garden like, well, like we’re all stuck avoiding each other right now. Gardening combines almost all of the things I hate … Continue reading

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