A.J. O'Connell

A.J. O’Connell is the author of two published novellas: Beware the Hawk and The Eagle & The Arrow. All she’s ever wanted to do in life is read and write books, and so, is constantly writing at least one novel. She holds an MFA in creative fiction, but despite the best efforts of her teachers at Fairfield University's low-residency program, remains a huge dork for sci-fi, fantasy and comic books. She is a journalist and has taught journalism to college students. She blogs about feminism, the writing life, and whatever else comes into her head at www.ajoconnell.com. Blog: A.J. O'Connell Twitter: @ann_oconnell

10 Children’s Books by Comic Creators

Lots of comic creators also write kids' books. It's a great way to introduce your child to comics while seeing another side of your favorite comic creator. 

3 Comics About Antihero ‘Ships

If you love romance and robbery, check out these three comics about anti-hero ships, featuring anti-heroes (and villains) in solid, loving relationships.

Comic Book Hairspiration: 14 Styles to Show Your Stylist This Fall

Comic book hair is always amazing, but not all of us can rock a mane like Wonder Woman's. Here are 14 cuts for those of us who need more styling than Diana does.

A Reading Order for Joe Abercrombie’s FIRST LAW Series

A handy reading order for Joe Abercrombie's FIRST LAW series for readers ready to dive in.

How to Lock Down Your Kindle So Your Kids Do Not Buy All The Books: A Guide

Because little fingers love shiny buttons: how to lock down your Kindle so kids don't buy all the books. And how to get your money back when they do.

50 of the Best Amazon Prime Books Available Through Prime Reading

You don't need Kindle Unlimited to get free ebooks on Amazon — all you need is a Prime subscription. Here are the best Amazon Prime books on Prime Reading.

Quiz: Which Sci-Fi Hero Are You?

Ever wonder who you'd be in a science fiction book? The space captain? The time traveler? The robot? Take this sci-fi hero quiz and find out.

Attention, Magicians: JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL is Being Made Into a Board Game

Might be time for a re-read of Susanna Clarke's book: English magic is coming to tabletop gaming.

Quiz: Which Wicked + Divine God Are You?

9 of the Best Alternate-Universe Characters from EXILES

Adorable Wolverine. Battle-hardened Ms. Marvel. Emo Nick Fury? Nine of the best alternate universe characters from EXILES.

Being a Reader is Part of my Identity, So How Can I Have a Reading-Related Learning Disability?

Whenever reading got hard for one Rioter, she saw that difficulty as a personal failing. Now, at 40, she thinks it's something else.

10 New Woman-Created Comics to Pick Up This Fall

Looking for woman-created comics? From Jessica Jones to House of Whispers to a horror series set in NOLA in the 1950s, this fall delivers.

8 Reasons to Pick Up THOR (Even If You Miss Jane Foster)

Jane Foster might not be Thor anymore (and we don't have to be happy about it) but the new THOR comic is bending over backward to be worthy.

Sew Pretty: 15 Bookish Fabrics for Your Next Project

These bookish fabrics will make you want to take up sewing. Bookish paisley, anyone?

Used Book Collection Bins Are Filling Up After Big Hearted Books Closes, and Local Library Sales Are Scrambling

What happens when the company behind the book collection bins in grocery store parking lots goes out of business? New England is finding out.