Amy Lordan

Freelance Writer

Experienced freelance writer with a focus on arts journalism. 10+ years writing for various publications including Library Journal,, and CBS Local.

Creator of the pop culture blog Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind.

Staff Writer for The Library Blog at the Lawrence Library in Pepperell, MA.

United States of America



The Alan Moore Interview: Part One

Last summer, I had the tremendous opportunity to interview the legendary Alan Moore. Yes, I was intimidated! It was a phoner, which I always find to be trickier; not being able...

Chelmsford Public Library

Library Marketing

A selection of marketing graphics that I created for the Chelmsford Public Library


Chelmsford Public Library

In 2017, I served as the Marketing Specialist for the Chelmsford Public Library (CPL). I took the majority of the CPL photos taken between July and November.

Library Journal Reviews

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | Shaky Kane’s Monster Truck TP

Here, readers are taken on a psychedelic trip through American pop culture. Brit Michael Coulthard, under the pen name Shaky Kane (illustrator of The Bulletproof Coffin), writes...

In the Know @ the Bentley Library

Together at Last: Batman and Maus!

Over the summer, we used our interdepartmental superpowers to create the Bentley Library's first-ever Graphic Novel section. At long last, our graphic novels and comic book...

In the Know @ Bentley Library

Read at Your Own Risk!

"Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight." - Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of...

In the Know @ the Bentley Library

On Display: Young Adult Literature

This month's display is a collection of bildungsromans. That's the original term for the young adult novel. Classically, young adult literature features a coming-of-age tale...

CBS Local

Boston's Best Places To Read Your Book With Coffee

These five bookstores in Boston and the greater Boston area offer a great selection of beverages, bites and books. One bookstore has been around in one form or another since the...

'From Up on Poppy Hill' is a return to greatness for Studio Ghibli

" From Up on Poppy Hill" is an inspiring coming-of-age tale directed by Gorō Miyazaki, son of the prolific Japanese animator and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki....

CBS Local

Boston's Best Local Rock Bands

Boston is the birthplace of a plethora of legendary rock bands: the Cars, Pixies, Mission of Burma and many more. In the '90s, "alternative" rock music was blessed by...

An interview with 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' comic book artist Georges Jeanty

"Man, this story makes me sound better than it should," replied " Buffy the Vampire Slayer" comic book artist Georges Jeanty when asked how he landed his current gig. "When Joss...

CBS Local

Best Outdoor Theaters On The South Shore And Cape Cod

You do not have to be in Boston to experience some great theater out-of-doors. From Hyannis to the Islands, vibrant local theater is waiting to be discovered, along with several...

In the Know @ the Bentley Library

And the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Would you believe that the latest Janet Evanovich tale is ... a comic book? It's true! A lifelong comic book fan, Evanovich co-wrote Troublemaker. Book 1: A Barnaby and Hooker...

In the Know @ the Bentley Library

And the Emmy Award Goes to...

Getting geared up for the Emmy Awards ceremony being held on Sunday, September 20? The Bentley Library has a large selection of Emmy-nominated TV series on DVD! Get your fill of...