I’m an author, psychologist, and critic whose research has centered on the psychology of the arts. I’ve published articles about the structure of fairy tales, what happens with repeated listening to music, the social psychology of our interactions with fictional characters, and my serendipitous discovery of fractals (!) in the poetry of Wallace Stevens. I hope to share some of this here, for interested writers and artists, along with my latest thoughts on fictional characters and what they are up to. They always seem to be doing something new or reminding me of why their lives remain fascinating.
I like to tinker with my website, The Fictional 100, and tweet (@Fictional100) with wonderful folks I’ve met online about their favorite fictional people. When I stumble on great pictures, I like to pin them on my Pinterest boards. I especially like to read what others are writing about books they like, stories that move them, or characters who have changed their lives. It’s a big world out there.