Z is for Zitkala Sa

 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 26 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Zitkala Sa....more

Y is for Yoshiko Uchida

 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 25 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Yoshiko Uchida....more

U is for Ursula K. Le Guin

 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 21 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Ursula K. Le Guin....more

F is for Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 6 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. ...more

The Phenomenal Maya Angelou

  Maya Angelou, Wikimedia Commons ...more

When Will Female Authors Get the Respect They Deserve?

It’s not really that easy for a writer, and in particular a woman writer, to make money. Or is it? For the first time in history, women writers are actually making “gobs of money.” ...more
 @Lisen Stromberg  @sassymonkey I do think part of the lack of respect for women authors is ...more

Medieval Women Writers

I had long wanted to tell the stories of the medieval women writers Julian of Norwich, first woman to write a book in English, and Margery Kempe who wrote the first autobiography in English although she was illiterate. I finally got my chance in A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH, The Monastery Murders 2....more

Call for brief essays in book on women and politics by 5.31.12

Do you have something to say about politics or politicians in the US? Would you like to be published in our upcoming book? We want to hear from you! Sugati Publications is calling for short essays for the upcoming book 51%: Women and the Future of Politics. The book will explore how women’s voices can have a significant impact on the political agenda and shape the future of politics. The publisher is seeking short essays and comments by women across the United States from a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and political perspectives....more

Is There a Gender Gap In Literature?

Salon.com recently published an article from Laura Miller entitled “Literature's Gender Gap.” It followed on a survey by the literary site Vida that showed female voices are underrepresented in literary criticism, both in books by women and lack of women among the reviewers themselves. While that was pretty logical, it was the leap of logic that Miller took in the rest of the piece that did me in. ...more

Ellen, I love that you pointed out a flaw in the methods of the Salon article. May I also ...more

Six Writers Who Saved My Life

During a job interview a few years back, the Chair of the English department asked, Why English? I didn’t have to think of the answer. Literature saved my childhood. It filled my loneliness and the many silences I tolerated as a child with words and characters and worlds I had not known. ...more

What a poignant post by Marina about the six authors who made a difference in her life! The ...more

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