Stuff about baseball

The popular “Why Baseball is the Sexiest Game,” which I wrote one afternoon when I was procrastinating working on an insipid assignment from a women’s magazine.  It was originally published by Cosmopolitan and is reprinted with permission by Elysian Fields Quarterly.

“The Family Language,” Elysian Fields Quarterly

Stuff about the troubled family

“The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be,” Arkansas Review, Issue 2, Volume 52, August 2022

“The Calls Are Coming from Inside the House,” Barrelhouse, Issue 16, 2016″The Calls Are Coming from Inside the House,” Barrelhouse, Issue 16, 2016

“Blue Suburban Skies,” Under the Gum Tree, July 2013

“Against Bric a Brac,” epiphany, Fall, 2006

“A Box to Be Buried In,” The Laurel Review, Fall, 2006
PDF of article

“My Father’s Bartenders,” The Sun magazine, October, 2001

Stuff about stuff

“Humble Figurines,” Talking Writing, Fall 2021
Humble Figurines | Talking Writing

“My Life as Poet Laureate (of a Law Firm),” LitHub, July 23, 2019

“Piano Piece,” Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, January 2015

Interview with Lexi Beach, owner of The Astoria Bookshop, English Kills Review, August 10, 2015

“The Same River Twice,” The Writing Disorder, Winter 2014

“Rondo,” Post Road, Spring 2011

“Judged By the Archbishop,” Compass Rose, 2006

Stuff about my novel Censorettes

Fish chowder gives a boost to Bermuda-based book – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community |

Interview: Author Elizabeth Bales Frank — The Mistress of the House of Books (

Censorettes: The Women Wartime Censors Who Kept The Allies Safe And Uncovered A Nest of Spies in Brooklyn | CrimeReads

Reading the Past: The background to Censorettes, a historical novel of WWII-era Bermuda, a post by author Elizabeth Bales Frank

Review: Censorettes by Elizabeth Bales Frank – ENTROPY (

Censorettes – Historical Novel Society

Reviews by me

“Cary Grant’s Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today,” by Todd McEwen, On the Seawall, March 7, 2023

on Cary Grant’s Suit: Nine Movies That Made Me the Wreck I Am Today by Todd McEwen

“Bright Unbearable Reality,” by Anna Badkhen, On the Seawall, January 3, 2023

on Bright Unbearable Reality, essays by Anna Badkhen

“Hysterical,” by Elissa Bassist, Hippocampus, September 7, 2022

REVIEW: Hysterical by Elissa Bassist

“Animal Bodies,” by Suzanne Roberts, Brevity, April 20, 2022

“The Good Poetic Mother: A Daughter’s Memoir” by Irene Hoge Smith, Hippocampus, October 8, 2021
REVIEW: The Good Poetic Mother: A Daughter’s Memoir by Irene Hoge Smith | Hippocampus Magazine – Memorable Creative Nonfiction

“The Celeste Holm Syndrome,” by David Lazar, Brevity, February 19, 2021
A Review of David Lazar’s Celeste Holm Syndrome | BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog (

“Try to Get Lost,” by Joan Frank, Brevity, March 2, 2020

“There’s No Better Time to Be a Nerd,” Review of the Nerdette Podcast, Entropy Magazine, November 3, 2016

“The Physics of Sorrow” by Georgi Gospodinov, The Literary Review, The Literary Review, June 2015

“Going Anywhere” by David Armstrong, The Literary Review, November 2014

Women and Hollywood

Review of Agnieszka Holland’s “In Darkness”, February 9, 2012

Interview with Laura Poitras, Director of The Oath, May 21, 2010

Interview with Hilari Scarl, Director of See What I’m Saying:  The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, April 13, 2010


Censorettes, published by Stonehouse Publishing, November 2020 Censorettes (9781988754321): Frank, Elizabeth Bales: Books

The Publisher’s Weekly Review of my first novel.

It’s out of print, but if you really want one, there are ways to obtain a copy

Link to my book on

“Wendy and The Lost Girls,” published in the anthology “Nothing But Red: The Anthology Inspired by the Death of Du’a Khalil.”

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