Christina G Waldman
In 2018, my book, Francis Bacon's Hidden Hand in Shakespeare's ‘The Merchant of Venice’: A Study of Law, Rhetoric, and Authorship, was published by Algora Publishing (New York). I have written a children's fantasy novel and several children's short stories for which I am seeking publication. In addition, I have a "Children's Corner" at my website where I collaborated on a story/song project with my daughter Eliza Waldman ("Eliza and the Organix," https://elizaandtheorganix.com/home), our "pandemic project." I am a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Selden Society, and the Francis Bacon Society.
My review of Innocent Gentillet, Anti-Machiavel: A Discourse on the Means of Well-Governing, edited by Ryan Murtha (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018) is published in the Modern Language Review, vol. 115, no. 3 (July, 2020). I have reviewed: Peter Dawkins, On Second-Seeing Shakespeare (BookBaby, Kindle, April 6, 2020); Barry R. Clarke, Francis Bacon's Contribution to Shakespeare: A New Attribution Method (New York: Routledge, 2019); and E. M. Dutton, Homeless Shakespeare: His Fabricated Life from Cradle to Grave (privately published, 2011, https://silo.pub/homeless-shakespeare-his-fabricated-life-from-cradle-to-grave.html)(pdfs, Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning, Oct. 21, 2019; May 3, 2020; May 2, 2019, http://www.sirbacon.org/newpage.htm).
I graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois (SIU-C) with a history degree and classics minor (B.A., 1982) and SIU-C School of Law (J.D., 1985). I have practiced law from home and write for a legal publisher. I have three grown children of whom I am very proud, and a new grand-baby to write for. In addition, I enjoy quilting and patchwork. Like other authors, I am concerned about the preservation of physical books that are a pleasure to read, as well as bookstores and libraries, and the effects of the internet on authors' rights and earnings.
Press and Media Mentions
- Press Release, "Francis Bacon Makes Comeback as Shakespeare Authorship Candidate," New Book by Christina Waldman Explores Whether Bacon is Bellario in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' (Buffalo, NY. June 13, 2019).
- “The case for Francis Bacon’s authorship of Shakespeare’s works is undergoing a resurgence, having been eclipsed in recent years by other contenders. This is remiss, as there is plenty to discuss concerning Bacon’s possible hidden literary endeavours, especially in connection with that great legal satire, The Merchant of Venice, as Christina Waldman shows.” —Jerry V. Glover, "Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand," The Fortean Times, no. 378, April, 2019, p. 65.
- “….A thoroughly impressive work of iconoclastic scholarship, Francis Bacon’s Hidden Hand in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’: A Study of Law, Rhetoric, and Authorship is a ‘must read’ contribution to the every growing library of Shakespearian scholarship ...." --Midwest Book Review