Essays Online

Fairy Gifts: The Magic of Generosity in Fairy Tales
My Apartment in Budapest
How to Be a Modern Romantic
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Art Nouveau Elvenlands
Professor Tolkien and the Fairies
The Invention of the Modern Monster
Into the Dark Forest: The Fairy Tale Heroine’s Journey
Planting a Magical Garden
The Myth and Magic of Narnia
A Brief History of Monsters
Writing My Mother’s Ghosts
Hungarian Fairies

Essays Published

Fairy Gifts: The Magic of Generosity in Fairy Tales,” Enchanted Living 56, Autumn 2021.

My Apartment in Budapest“, Enchanted Living 55, Summer 2021.

“Which Fairy Queen Are You?” Enchanted Living 54, Spring 2021.

How to Be a Modern Romantic,” Enchanted Living 53, Winter 2021.

“Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Anthropology,” The Baker Street Journal 70.2, Summer, 2020.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Art Nouveau Elvenlands,” Enchanted Living 47, Summer 2019.

Professor Tolkien and the Fairies,” Faerie Magazine 42, Spring 2018.

“Dear Alice,” Letters to Tiptree, 2015.

“The Fin-de-Siècle Monster,” Story 2, 2015. LitHub, July 28, 2015 (as “The Invention of the Modern Monster“).

Into the Dark Forest: The Fairy Tale Heroine’s Journey,” Faerie Magazine 30, Spring 2015.

“Listening to Krao: What the Freak and Monster Tell Us,” Conjunctions 59, Fall 2012.

Planting a Magical Garden,” Cabinet des Fées, May 2012.

The Myth and Magic of Narnia,” Realms of Fantasy, October 2011.

A Brief History of Monsters,” Realms of Fantasy, August 2011. Weird Fiction Review, March 2012.

“Fairies and Fairylands,” Realms of Fantasy, June 2011.

“Vampires in Folklore and Literature,” Realms of Fantasy, April 2011.

“The Femme Fatale at the Fin-de-Siècle,” Realms of Fantasy, February 2011.

“Strange Faces,” Weird Tales 356 (“Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of the Eerily Sensuous”), Summer 2010 .

Writing My Mother’s Ghosts,” Clarkesworld Magazine 23, August 2008.  Mithila Review 3, May 2016.

Hungarian Fairies,” Journal of Mythic Arts, Summer-Fall 2006. Realms of Fantasy, June 2008.