I'm the author of the Pagan Spirits novel series and much short fiction. I write the book blog which is also called Pagan Spirits. I'm an editor for AG Press and a regular contributor to Poetic Monthly Magazine.
on July 30, 2012 :
"Josephine Baker in Berlin" by Erin O'Riordan is one, stunning work of historical fiction -- and worthy of a novel. This short story is imaginative and vivid, transporting the reader to Europe of yesteryear and back to the future -- i.e., of Josephine's last decade of life.
O'Riordan presents dialogue that is as rhythmic and naturally fast-paced as many of the dances that La Baker executed in stages across Europe. Her characterizations, such as "Gray-Eyes" and "Brooklyn," are affectionate and create potent visuals for the action in the scenes.
The title grabbed me, but the captivating storytelling sustained my interest. Well-done, Erin. Well-done.
(review of free book)