Alison McMahan

About me

Alison McMahan is the author of the award-winning Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Continuum, 2002) and The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Continuum 2005). She writes screenplays, documentary scripts (Homunculus Productions) and fiction. Her next book will be a work of historical fiction set in medieval Spain.

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Writing Historicals for Children and Teens: HNS Panel Summary.

For the 2015 Historical Novel Society Conference Lynn Carthage and I proposed a panel on Writing Historicals for Children and Teens. This Historical Novel Society is an organization founded in the UK in 1997. At the time historical fiction was considered to be in the doldrums, and the organization founded…

The Ruins of War by John A. Connell - REVIEW

                                John A. Connell's debut novel is a police procedural set in Munich in 1945. That is, post-war Munich, ruined  and defeated Munich, a Munich that still seethes with vendettas, desire for revenge, and an…

Review of The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

  The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack has some elements that are familiar to us from movies and books. I’ll stick to the movies: Dead Again, the 1991 film starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson; What Dreams May Come, the 1998 film starring Robin Williams; and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992,…

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