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Monica Nolan is the author of Lois Lenz Lesbian Secretary, Bobby Blanchard Lesbian Gym Teacher, Maxie Mainwaring Lesbian Dilettante, and Dolly Dingle Lesbian Landlady which will hit the shelves October, 2014. She and co-author Alisa Surkis were nominated for a Lambda Literary award for The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories, which won the Diagram Prize for oddest title. She blogs about lesbian pulp fiction at Pulp and Pep. She has experience in three out of four of the careers she's written about.

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Monica Nolan Thank you, Tuulia! Yes, I definitely included Mimi and Beverly as characters to diversify the all-white cast. Diversify is probably too strong a…moreThank you, Tuulia! Yes, I definitely included Mimi and Beverly as characters to diversify the all-white cast. Diversify is probably too strong a word--they're tokens of diversity and deliberately so. They act as reminders that the world isn't all white, but the books hardly represent an accurate picture of mid-century America's actual racial diversity. The stories are told from the point of view of protagonists who have all the obliviousness (at best) of the white middle-class of that era, and part of the fun of the series for me is showing that gradually changing. Obviously (given this long-winded answer) this is something I wrestle with and I don't think I've gotten it quite right; for example I think I probably should have tried to show that Francine's clientele was more diverse than the girls at the Magdalena Arms and that the Knock-Knock Lounge was more diverse still. I love the idea of Beverly as a lead character! She has a lot of potential, what with her crankiness and reformist zeal.(less)
Monica Nolan I can't think that far ahead. I have a whole notebook full of books I'm meaning to read, which I wouldn't get to the end of if I was to read for the…moreI can't think that far ahead. I have a whole notebook full of books I'm meaning to read, which I wouldn't get to the end of if I was to read for the next five years solid. Right now I'm reading {book: Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever], Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of Exploitation Films 1919-1959, A Suitable Boy and on my kobo I have two library books, the second Stephanie Plum book by Janet Evanovich (forgot the title) and J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. I want to read Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times and a french book about Barbara Loden. Although sometimes it's hard to say whether I want to read a book, or just want to have read it.(less)
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I identified my first bird as a child, on vacation in Wisconsin. I saw a bird hopping down a tree headfirst and I realized it was a White Breasted Nuthatch, a bird I had recently read about in my aunt's two volume "Birds of North America." It was a real Helen Keller-water moment. A description I had read came alive before me, no longer abstract and irrelevant but a tool in triumphantly naming s... Read more of this blog post »
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Excellent. I'm sure the garment industry has evolved in even more troubling ways in the ten (I think) years since this was published. What can we do? My solution is to go back to hiring a seamstress to make my clothes, the way Betsy always had Miss M ...more
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I liked it better the second time around. Knowing what happens allowed me to enjoy the social comedy. This makes me think of my girlfriend who is currently reading Excellent Women as if it is suspense fiction. Maybe we've both forgotten how to read.
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Fun...and yet I skipped ahead. Where is the thriller that moves fast enough that I don't get impatient and skip ahead? Is it me??
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