Thanks to last week’s guests, April is off to a great start! It’s time to announce the guests for this week, but first, here are last week’s articles in case you missed any of them:
- Renay (Lady Business) began the month with a discussion of Joanna Russ’ How to Suppress Women’s Writing, and she also issued an invitation to add 10 books by women you read and loved over the last year to the recommendations list (which now has almost 2,000 books after updating it to include 2016’s entries!).
- T. Frohock (Los Nefilim, Miserere: An Autumn Tale) wrote a tribute to Tanith Lee, an author she says “changed the way I saw the world,” with a particular focus on her incredible short fiction.
- Rin Chupeco (The Bone Witch, The Girl from the Well, The Suffering) discussed changing the definition of “strong” heroine and the importance of stories featuring flawed heroines.
- Sarah Ash (The Tears of Artamon, Tide Dragons, Songspinners) delved into the subject of grandmothers: archetypes, well-written witches like Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, her own characters, and more!
- Cassandra Rose Clarke (Star’s End, Magic of Blood and Sea, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter) shared her early reading experiences and how her discovery of characters like Meg Murray, Dana Scully, and Padmé Amidala first sparked her interest in SFF.
And now, I’m excited to announce this week’s schedule of guest posts, beginning tomorrow.
April 10: Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate, Finishing School, The Custard Protocol)
April 11: Danya (Fine Print)
April 12: S. Jae-Jones (Wintersong)
April 13: Yangsze Choo (The Ghost Bride)
April 14: Kat Howard (Roses and Rot, An Unkindness of Magicians—coming Fall 2017)