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This last week was a wonderful start to Women in SF&F 2013, thanks to all the contributors and their great guest posts! In case you missed any of the articles, they’re included in this post. I am also announcing the guests for the upcoming week and giving away seven speculative fiction books written by women. First, I’d like to bring your attention to another series that is going on this month that you may be interested in if you’ve been following this series.

Harry Markov is running a blog series “Women in Genre” dedicated to celebrating female genre creators. Throughout the month of April, he will be sharing one story a day about a woman in genre who impacted his life (examples so far include but are not limited to J. K. Rowling, Ursula K. Le Guin, Rachel Vincent, and Theresa Lucas from Fantasy and SciFi Lovin’ Reviews). I’ve been enjoying his personal stories, and if you read the comments on the announcement post I linked to, there are lots of female genre authors listed!

Week In Review

Here’s what happened last week:

Upcoming Guests: Week 2

I’m so excited about this week’s contributors. Guests for the second week are as follows:

Women in SFF Week 2 Guests

April 8: Sue from Coffee, Cookies, and Chili Peppers
April 9: Lois McMaster Bujold (Vorkosigan Saga, Chalion)
April 10: Janice from Specfic Romantic
April 11: Julie Czerneda (Species Imperative, A Turn of Light)
April 12: Rachel Neumeier (Griffin Mage, The Floating Islands, House of Shadows)
April 13: Deborah Coates (Wide Open, Deep Down)

YA Speculative Fiction Giveaway

Courtesy of Strange Chemistry, I have a set of seven young adult speculative fiction books written by women to give away! (This giveaway is US/Canada only.)

YA Speculative Fiction Giveaway

The books included in this giveaway are as follows:

Links go to each book’s page on Goodreads if you want to learn more.

Giveaway Rules: To be entered in the giveaway, fill out the form below OR send an email to kristen AT fantasybookcafe DOT com with the subject “YA Giveaway.” One entry per person and a winner will be randomly selected. Only those with a mailing address in the US or Canada are eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will be open until the end of the day on Monday, April 15. The winner has 24 hours to respond once contacted via email, and if I don’t hear from them by then a new winner will be chosen (who will also have 24 hours to respond until someone gets back to me with a place to send the book).

Please note email addresses will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner. Once the giveaway is over all the emails will be deleted.

Good luck!

(The giveaway is over and the form has been removed.)