Alison McMahan is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and author. Her most recent film is Bare Hands and Wooden Limbs (2010) narrated by Sam Waterston. She is currently in post-production on the feature documentary The Eight Faces of Jane (2019). She is the author the of The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Hollywood (Bloomsbury 2005); the award-winning book Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury 2002), translated into Spanish by Plots Ediciones, adapted as a play by La Recua Teatro in Toledo, Spain (2012) and adapted into the documentary, Be Natural, by Pamela Green (2018). Her short mystery "The New Score" appeared in the Fish Out of Water Anthology (Wildside Press), and "The Drive By" in the Busted anthology (LevelBest Books), both April 2017, both nominated for Derringer Awards. “Kamikaze Iguanas” appears in the MWA anthology for middle grade readers entitled Scream and Scream Again, edited by R.L. Stine, (HarperCollins, 2018). "King Hanuman" appeared in the SinCLA Anthology Fatally Haunted. "Harlem in Havana" appeared in The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction inspire by the Music of Joni Mitchell, (Untreed Reads, 2020) and "Volcano" appeared in The Great Filling Station Holdup, Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Jimmy Buffett (Down & Out Books, 2021).
The First Two Pages: “Volcano” By Alison McMahan