Thank you to all of last week’s guests for another great week! It’s now time to announce guests for Monday–Friday, but first, here’s a brief summary of last week’s articles in case you missed any of them:
- Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate, Finishing School, Custard Protocol) wrote about being asked why she included queer characters in her stories—and how it never occurred to her not to because of her discovery of Mercedes Lackey’s books as a young adult.
- Danya (Fine Print) analyzed the representation of menstruation in fantasy and the common ways it is incorporated into stories in the rare case of its inclusion—featuring examples from Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey, Fire by Kristin Cashore, and the Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce.
- S. Jae-Jones (Wintersong) wrote a personal essay titled “The Albatross” about identity and writing—with a focus on being an American of Asian descent whose fantasy novel does not contain overtly Asian elements.
- Yangsze Choo (The Ghost Bride) shared that her stories often begin with inspiration from old buildings—and also a little bit about her second novel, The Night Tiger, and the house she pictured when writing it.
- Kat Howard (Roses and Rot, An Unkindness of Magicians) discussed being asked why there were so many women in her stories—and her answer to this question.
Yesterday I also announced a giveaway of one book from the list of recommended science fiction and fantasy books by women. Click here for more details.
And now, I’m excited to announce this week’s schedule of guest posts, beginning tomorrow!
April 17: Katherine Arden (The Bear and the Nightingale)
April 18: Maureen (By Singing Light)
April 19: Sylvia Izzo Hunter (The Midnight Queen, Lady of Magick, A Season of Spells)
April 20: Leanna Renee Hieber (Eterna Files, Strangely Beautiful, Magic Most Foul)
April 21: Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Women of Futures Past, Retrieval Artist, Diving Universe)