Thanks to last week’s guests, it was another great week of articles and recommendations! There are only three guests left, although this month’s event won’t officially be over right at the end of April. I’ll be writing one or two more related posts, plus we will be releasing the final list of favorite fantasy and science fiction books by women that Renay from Lady Business is working on. (You can add your favorites here if you have not already!)
Before announcing the final guests, here’s what happened last week in case you missed any of these guest posts.
Week In Review
Here are the discussions that took place over the last week:
- Vera Nazarian discussed writing warrior women who are real and imperfect, starting with her own wish to be a warrior woman as a six-year-old child who had just discovered Greek mythology.
- Juliet Marillier shared her views on the characteristics of a good heroine and provided some examples from books she’s read with heroines who resonated with her.
- Freda Warrington wrote about the role of art in her three Aetherial Tales books and why she thinks art keeps coming up in her work. (There is also a giveaway for her latest book, Grail of the Summer Stars, with her guest post. I am reading it now and it is wonderful!)
- Seanan McGuire discussed the hurdles geeky girls face and the fact that “Girls read and write science fiction and fantasy and horror and splatterpunk and cyberpunk and steampunk and everything else in the universe. Girls dream just as big as boys do. Dreams have no gender. Dreams are for everybody.”
- Heidi from Bunbury in the Stacks shared some of her experience with discovering science fiction and fantasy written by women and some recommendations for books that sound AMAZING (how had I not heard of Kathleen Duey before?!).
- Amanda Carlson talked about sex in urban fantasy and asked for thoughts on the subject. (There is also a giveaway for both her Jessica McClain novels, Full Blooded and Hot Blooded, with her guest post.)
- Sarah from Bookworm Blues discussed the topic of sexism—and claims of sexism—in books.
Upcoming Guests: Final 3 Days
Although I’m sad to see the month come to a close, I’m very happy about the final 3 guests! Here’s the schedule for the last days of April, starting a little later today: