Frances Donovan


Frances Donovan (aka Okelle) blogs about poetry, gender, religion, and other topics at www.gardenofwords.com. Her work has appeared in Chronogram, Lyrical Somerville, PIF Magazine, The Writer, Perimeter, and The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry.

Review of Always Her, a Lesbian Romance by Alexandra Delancey

In the new romance Always Her, Alexandra Delancey does an excellent job of evoking the angst and drama of the college lesbian scene. [ more ]

In the new romance Always Her, Alexandra Delancey does an excellent job of evoking ... [ more ]

In the new romance Always Her, Alexandra Delancey does an excellent job of evoking the angst and drama of ... [ more ]

Terry Pratchett Books

Was Terry Pratchett a Feminist?

In his Discworld novels, Terry Pratchett pointed out the absurdity of the cultural expectations of femininity while portraying the very real strength and value ... [ more ]

In his Discworld novels, Terry Pratchett pointed out the absurdity of the cultural expectations ... [ more ]

In his Discworld novels, Terry Pratchett pointed out the absurdity of the cultural expectations of femininity while portraying the ... [ more ]

Book Review: Amazon Burning by Victoria Griffiths

Victoria Griffith’s debut novel Amazon Burning follows the exploits of Emma Cohen, a journalism student who leaves New York under a cloud of suspicion. ... [ more ]

Victoria Griffith’s debut novel Amazon Burning follows the exploits of Emma Cohen, a journalism ... [ more ]

Victoria Griffith’s debut novel Amazon Burning follows the exploits of Emma Cohen, a journalism student who leaves New York ... [ more ]

Review and Interview: Snow White Red-Handed by Maia Chance

Snow White Red-Handed is the first in a series of new mystery novels that follows the adventures of Ophelia Flax, a young woman of ... [ more ]

Snow White Red-Handed is the first in a series of new mystery novels that ... [ more ]

Snow White Red-Handed is the first in a series of new mystery novels that follows the adventures of Ophelia ... [ more ]

Feminist Writers Can Find One Another by Speaking Out About Sexism

this is a call to action to all queer feminist writers who might read this blog: please share with me where you’ve found or ... [ more ]

this is a call to action to all queer feminist writers who might read ... [ more ]

this is a call to action to all queer feminist writers who might read this blog: please share with ... [ more ]

Fat and happy on the beach

The Paradox of Body Acceptance

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up and declaiming loudly that fat is flabulous. Sometimes fat acceptance is ... [ more ]

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up ... [ more ]

Fat acceptance isn’t always about loving your body. It’s not always about standing up and declaiming loudly that fat is ... [ more ]