Monthly Archives: September 2010

JFB at George Mason University today

Please join me today (friday, September 24) at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA, at 1:30. This is part of their Fall for the Book Festival 2010. And there will be a reception @ 3 pm hosted by the GMU dept of Womens, Gender & Sexuality studies. If you’re in the DC area, I hope […]

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Notes on Southern Comfort Gender Conference, 2010

I am just back from the 2010 Southern Comfort Gender Conference in Atlanta. I’ve been going to this event for good few many years now, since I gave the keynote address in 2005. Every year is little different. I went down there hoping to see a handful of old friends, as well as a couple […]

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First look at the cover for Falcon Quinn II

From cover artist Brandon Dorman’s blog, here’s a nearly-complete illustration of the cover of Jenny’s next Falcon Quinn book, coming out in spring of 2011.  The first book in the series, Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror, is out right now; follow the link for the all-Falcon-Quinn site at The first book in the […]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

    WiFo-Jennifer Finney Boylan-1
  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee


    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth


    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."