Publications

Find me online at such fine establishments as these: FICTION The Coachella Review Blog: Aperture Ekphrastic Review: Equilibrium (as part of the Vermeer Challenge) Ekphrastic Review: Norma and Wallace (Flash version)   NONFICTION Hash Journal: Dragons, Krakens, Good moms, and Other mythical creatures daily inspired life: HOpe Helps Waterwheel Review: Forgive The Form Ekphrastic Review:…

The Bluebell Project (continued): In Which We End Where We Began

"Why are you crushing those flowers?" "I'm not crushing them--I'm pressing them. To try and preserve them." "Oh." (the "whatever, Mom" was implied) "They're bluebells! Like Uncle Charlie's album named after the Brontes' poems! Remember the four kids who had great imaginations like you guys and wrote--" "Can I play Minecraft now? I ate lunch."…

My newest collaboration with my brother, Charlie Rauh, will also include our other brother, Christopher. And yes. It’s going to be as epic as you’re imagining. via Charlie Rauh's The Bluebell--Review by John Freeman

Let Me Eat Cake

I figure I have about 4 hours before the next episode of Welcome to Hell: 2020 begins and I'm sure you've been wondering how I've been processing all of this, so let me assure you: I'm fine. There has been a lot of cake. For my birthday in March I made my favorite cake. Our…

Beyond Kate Bush: A New Wave of Brontë Inspired Music

Read on for a great review and a little preview of how the Rauh siblings worked together on Charlie’s new album! Thank you so much Bronte Babe!

Brontë Babe Blog

Music and the Brontës?

I’ll be honest, when I think of the Brontës, music is not necessarily the thing that springs to my mind; tiny books, wild moors, strong heroines, anti-heroes, and even animal rights (thank you, Anne), but music, not really. What I love about the Brontës most of all though is their ability to continue to inspire people creatively and artistically in the two centuries that separate them from us. I adore their fiction, art, and their surviving correspondence. I also love to seek out fiction and literature inspired by our favourite literary family, from plays to novels to poetry and biography. I have a section dedicated to some of my discoveries on Brontë Babe Blog; please click here for my Brontë Inspired Literature page. Maybe because, besides my brief stints of playing the recorder and clarinet as a child, I’ve never had much to do with music…

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We Put the ER in Peter Pan

It's Lent and we're all giving up stuff. Work, birthday parties, school, playgroups, more than one package of toilet paper in the cupboard at a time, confidence in our government, overseas visits from family anticipated with joy and excitement... There is a sudden deficiency where there was once abundance. And we don't like it. I…