Lynnette Porter received her Ph.D. in English, rhetoric, composition, and technical communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Since then, she's worked as a technical writer, editor, and trainer and, more recently, as a university professor. Currently she lives in Ormond Beach, Florida, but teaches communication and humanities courses (including film and television studies-themed courses) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in nearby Daytona Beach. She has written or co-written 18 books and numerous chapters in anthologies. When she's not locked away in her office writing, she likes to travel around North America, the U.K., Europe, and New Zealand. Some favorite cities outside the U.S. are Toronto, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London, and Wellington. Her tastes in music, TV, and film are eclectic, but most often she favors SF/fantasy (and is a long-time member of the Tolkien Society). She enjoys SF fandom and attends conventions each year, often as a speaker. She has been an invited guest at fan conventions such as the Fellowship Festival in London, Creation Entertainment's ORC and ELF, Dragon Con, Hurricane Who, and the Cornerstone Festival, and she often is a speaker at academic conferences held by the Popular Culture Association and Popular Culture Association in the South, as well as the Hawaiian International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, the London Film and Media Conference, and international Celebrity Studies Conference.
In the decades since John Lennon's death, "Imagine" ironically has become associated not with revolution or anti-establishment protest, but with the warm fuzziness of a comfortable dream that seems beyond our grasp.
Tony Richardson’s 1970 Down Under biopic Ned Kelly provides lovingly filmed scenery--including the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger--but, in this version of the folk legend, bad boy Ned seldom seems to be the “wild colonial boy”.