International Women’s Day

I’m lucky to have a wide circle of strong women in my life: my mum, my grandmothers, my cousins, my aunties, my friends, my teachers and coworkers. Although I don’t have any sisters (biologically, at least), I’ve never had a shortage of female role models in my life. I’m very grateful to them all.

Seeing as how this is primarily a book blog (with some cooking thrown in there) I thought I’d give a little time to writing about women writers who have inspired and entranced me across the years. There are so many, and I can’t possibly write about them all, but here are a few:

-Charlotte Bront√ę (Jane Eyre: Gothic Romance novel)

-Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness Quartet, Protector of the Small: Fantasy novels)

-Juliet Marillier (Sevenwaters Series, Blackthorn and Grim: Historical fantasy novels)

-Robin Hobb (Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Traders: Fantasy novels)

-Glenda Larke (Isles of Glory: Fantasy novels)

-L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables: Coming-of-age novels)

-Agatha Christie (Poirot: Murder mystery novels)

-A.J. Betts (Zac and Mia: YA novel)

-Diana Sweeney (The Minnow: YA novel)

-Mary Gentle (Ash: A Secret History: Fantasy novel)

-Anne Bishop (The Others: Contemporary Fantasy novel)

-Danijela Kambaskovic (Internal Monologues: Poetry)

There are hundreds more – in particular, the writing women of SCBWI and KSP, who tirelessly¬†inspire and encourage other WA writers. To all of these women, and the others in my life (cis and trans, gay and bi and straight and asexual and mothers and daughters and every other variation of womanhood), Happy International Women’s Day.


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