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Bookshelf - Virginia Brackett


What Is My Name?

What Is My Name? (2014)


Critical Companion to Mary Shelley

Critical Companion to Mary Shelley


How to Write About the Brontës

How to Write About the Brontës

Facts on File Companion to the British Poetry: 17th and 18th Centuries

Facts on File Companion to the British Poetry: 17th and 18th Centuries

Booklist: Editor’s Choice, Reference Sources, 2008
Choice: Highly Recommended Selection 2008

Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin

Facts on File Companion to the British Novel: Volume I: Beginnings through the 19th Century

Facts on File Companion to the British Novel: Volume I: Beginnings through the 19th Century

Choice: Recommended Selection 2005

A Home in the Heart: The Story of Sandra Cisneros

A Home in the Heart: The Story of Sandra Cisneros

PSLA YA Top Forty Nonfiction Titles 2004
TriState Book Of Note 2005

Steve Jobs: Computer Genius of Apple

Steve Jobs: Computer Genius of Apple

Restless Genius: The Story of Virginia Woolf

Restless Genius: The Story of Virginia Woolf

PSLA YA Top Forty Nonfiction Titles 2004
TriState Series Of Note 2005

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

The Contingent Self: One Reading Life

The Contingent Self: One Reading Life


John Brown: Abolitionist

John Brown: Abolitionist

Elizabeth Cary:  Writer of Conscience

Elizabeth Cary: Writer of Conscience

1997 New York Public Library Catalog - Recommended reading for teens

F. Scott Fitzgerald:   Writer of the Jazz Age

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Writer of the Jazz Age

Classic Love and Romance Literature

Classic Love and Romance Literature

Academic Publications

Journal Articles

  •  “The Artist/Intellectual as Politician.” Selected Papers from the Eighteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. (June, 2009): 215-20.           
  • “Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray as Secular Scripture.” The Wildean 32  (Jan. 2008): 43-56.
  • “Inspiring Student Self Motivation. Insight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship. Vol. 2. (2007): 26-31.
  • “Avoiding the Ambiguous: Romantic Archetypes in Barbara Brooks Wallace’s Peppermints in the Parlor.” Mosaic: a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. (June 2001).
  • “Putting the Flowers In.” Arachne. 7.1 (June 2000). 5-20.
  • “Sharp Necessities.” Women & Language. 19.2  (Fall 1996): 7-13.
  • “ ‘The Countesse of Lincolne’s Nurserie’ as Inspiration for Anne Bradstreet.” Notes and Queries  42.3 (October 1995): 364-365.
  • “Subversion of the Femme Fatale in Detective Fiction: Dashiell Hammett’s Woman in the Dark and other Mysteries.” Essays in the Arts and Sciences 24 (October 1995): 33-45.
  • “Michael Drayton as Creative Source for Elizabeth Cary’s History of Edward II.”  Notes and Queries 41.4  (December 1994): 517-519.

Books in Progress

  • Come in Strength (creative nonfiction)

Books

  • Facts on File Companion to Mary Shelley. New York: Facts on File (2012)
  • How to Write About the Brontës. New York: Facts on File (2008).
  • The Facts on File Companion to 16th and 17th-Century British Poetry. New York: Facts on File (2008) Booklist “Editor’s Choice, Reference Sources, 2008”
  • The Facts on File Companion to the British Novel: Beginnings to the Nineteenth Century. New York: Facts on File, 2005.
  • The Contingent Self: One Reading Life. Purdue University Press, 2001.
  • Encyclopedia of Classic Love and Romance Literature.  Denver: ABC-Clio, 1999.

Books-Contributions

  • “Christine de Pizan.” New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement. Farmington Hills, MI: Cengage Learning (2011).
  • “ ‘The Necklace’ by Guy du Maupassant. Masterplots. 4th ed. New York: Salem Press (2011).
  •  “Inspiring Student Self Motivation.” (reprint, Insight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship, 2007) The Vigor of Intrinsic Motivation. Icfai UP (June 2009).
  • “Sandra Cisneros.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Fiction.
  • “Sandra Cisneros.” Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature. Ed. Mary R. Reichardt. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.
  • “Francis Beaumont,” “George Farquar,” “John Ford,” “Cyril Tourneur.” Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution 1600-1720. Ed. Christopher Baker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.
  • “Christine de Pizan.” Catholic Women Writers. Ed. Mary R. Reichardt. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001.

Online Publications


Contests

  • “The Great Moon Pie Eating Contest.” First Place, Sigma Tau Delta national fiction contest, 1991
  • “The Investigation.” Third Place, Sigma Tau Delta national fiction contest, 1991
  • “The Great Moon Pie Eating Contest.” First Place, 17th Annual Ozark Writers, Inc., fiction contest, 1990.
  • “The Investigation.” Honorable Mention, 17th Annual Ozark Writers, Inc., fiction contest, 1990.
  • “The Investigation.” Finalist, Arkansas Literary Society’s annual fiction contest, 1990

Research Articles

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Second Revised Edition.  Salem Press (2000)
    • “Feminist Long Fiction.”
    • “Michael Ondaatje.”
  • Issues and Identities in Literature.  Salem Press (1996)
    • “Adolescent Experience in Literature.”
  • Beacham’s Popular Fiction.  Beacham Publishing: (1996 & 1998)
    • Discussion of J. D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey
    • Biography plus discussions of four books: Pat Conroy
    • Biography plus discussions of three books: Jim Thompson
    • Update of Previous Entry plus one book discussion: Bobbie Ann Mason
    • Update of Previous Entry: Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Research Guide to Literature and Biography for Young Adults.  Beacham Publishing, 1994.
    • Reviewed: To Take a Dare (Crescent Dragonwagon and Paul Zindel)
    • The Divorce Express (Paula Danziger)
    • There’s a Bat in Bunk Five (Paula Danziger)
    • Look Behind You (Lois Duncan)
    • The Twisted Window (Lois Duncan)

 

Popular Publications - Nonfiction

as Ginger Roberts Meredith; Mary Virginia Brackett; Virginia Brackett

Books - Author

  • Restless Genius: The Story of Virginia Woolf. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds, 2004.
    • Recommended feminist book for youth by Amelia Bloomer Project, 2005 (Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table, ALA)
    • PSLA YA Top Forty Nonfiction 2004 Titles
    • Included in “Writers of Imagination” series, Tristate Series of Note, 2005
  • A Home in the Heart: The Story of Sandra Cisneros. Greensboro: Morgan Reynolds, 2004.
    • PSLA YA Top Forty Nonfiction 2004 Titles Tristate Books of Note, 2005
  • Menachem Begin. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003.
  • Steve Jobs: Computer Genius of Apple. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2003.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: Writer of the Jazz Age. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds, 2002.
  • John Brown, Abolitionist. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.
  • Jeff Bezos. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2001.
  • Elizabeth Cary:Woman of Conscience. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds, 1996. 
    • New York Public Library 1997 list of recommended reading for teens

e-books - Author

  • Angela and the Gray Mare – children’s novel, available on Amazon
  • Girl Murders – young adult novel, available on Amazon

Books - Contributor

  • Submission 15: Biography. Children’s Writer Guide to 2000. West Redding: Institute of Children’s Literature, 2000.
  • Submission 16: Reference Book. Children’s Writer Guide to 2000. West Redding: Institute of Children’s Literature, 2000.
  • “Proposing in Style.” Children’s Writer Guide to 1998.  West Redding: Institute of Children’s Literature, 1998.

Periodicals

  • “Special Occasion Writing.” Once Upon a Time.  (Winter, 1995)
  • “Making the Old New Again.”  Children’s Writer. (November, 1995)
  • “The Place is the Thing.” Byline. (May, 1995)
  • “Resume Writing.” Children’s Writer.  (July, 1995)
  • “Attractive Antagonists.” Children’s Writer. (May, 1995)
  • “Communication in the Workplace.” Kansas City Small Business Journal.  (killed)
  • “Classroom Management Applied to Small Business.”  Kansas City Small Business Journal. (killed)
  • “How to Write a Mystery.”  Class Act.  (October, 1994)
  • “Praise God I’m Alive!” Dighton Herald.  (April 13, 1994)
  • “Single Parent Vacationing--How Not to Trip Out.” Today’s Family. (February 1994)
  • “Horse Crazies.” Down Memory Lane. (October/November, 1993 - killed - out of print)
  • “The Ways Our Father Cared.” Decision.  (June, 1993)
  • “Name Game.” Housewife Writer’s Forum. (March/April, 1993)
  • “Bringing the Sunshine In.” Down Memory Lane.  (April/May 1993)
  • “Classroom Management: Application to Human Resources.” Supervision. (Sept, 1992)
  • “Stop Fending for Yourself.” The Monthly Contemporary Digest. (reprint) (March, 1992)
  • “Stop Fending for Yourself.” Today’s Christian Woman.  (November/December, 1991)
  • “Salmon-Athletes of the Fish World.” Young Crusader.  (September, 1991)
  • “Sharing the Joy.” Housewife Writer’s Forum. (September/October, 1991)
  • “Those Winning Ways.” Living with Teenagers. (Winter 1992)
  • “Sobering Facts About Relocation --You May Lose Custody.” Today’s Family. (mag. sold-killed)
  • Returning to the Classroom.” Today’s Family. (July/August, 1991)
  • “MBO: Big Business Comes Home.”  Today’s Family. (September/October, 1991)
  • “Exercise with Your Children.” Today’s Family.  (May/June 1991)
  • “Writing for Juveniles.” Writer’s Journal.  (March, 1991)
  • “On Vacation with the Kids.” The Single Parent.  (March/April, 1991)
  • “Christian Writing for Juveniles.” Interlit. (March, 1991)
  • “Writing for Juveniles.”  Writer’s Guidelines. (March 1991)
  • “Caught in the Middle: A Dangerous Game.” The Single Parent.  (November/December, 1990)
  • “Single Parenting: Too Much Planning Can Be a Mistake.” The Single Parent.  (Sept/Oct, 1990)
  • “The Lesson.” Evangel.  (March, 1990)
  • “The Life of a Foal.” Junior Trails.  (April 11, 1989)
  • “Uncommon Heroes.”  In . . . Joplin!  (November, 1988)
  • “Selling Horses to Amateurs is Good Business.” Arabian Horse Express.  (September, 1985)
  • “Red: The Gelding that Could.” Arabian Horse Express. (July, 1985)        
  • “Look to Your School for Office Help.” Medical Economics.  (February, 1985).    


Popular Publications - Fiction

as Ginger Roberts Meredith; Mary Virginia Brackett; Virginia Brackett

Books - Author (Juvenile)

  • What Is My Name? Reading Reading Books, LLC, 2014.

Books - Contributor (Juvenile)

  • “One More Look.” Having Choices: Integrating Themes in Literature and Language.  A Pegasus Anthology. Iowa: Kendall-Hunt, 1992.

Books - Adaptation (Hi/Lo Readers)

  • Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield. Text conversion in a hi/lo project for fourth grade reading level adults. New York: The Edcon Publishing Group, 1998.


Periodicals

  • “Halloween Wink.” Romantic Hearts. (October, 1996)
  • “Vegetable Soup.” Junior Trails. (January, 1995)
  • “The Great Moon Pie Eating Contest.” The Distillery. (January, 1994)
  • “Felix Grows Up.” Turtle. (June 1991)
  • “The Perfect Gift.” Junior Trails. (December, 1992)
  • “Christmas Raccoon.” Wonder Time. (December, 1992)
  • “Valentine Friend.” The Friend. (Purchased and held)
  • “Courage.” The Friend. (Purchased and held)
  • “First Day at School.” The Friend. (Purchased and held)
  • “What are the Heavens For?” Junior Trails. (August 26, 1990)
  • “The Stolen Friendship.” Junior Trails. (April 8, 1990)
  • “Heart Song.” The Winged Lion. (Magazine of Missouri Southern State College) (Fall 1988)