A Writer's Journey

March 8, 2017

Celebrating Women Authors

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I am a woman.

I’m sure you’ve probably figured that out by now and that I’ve probably flat out said before. But I thought I’d state it again.

Today is International Women’s Day. Some women may have walked out of work today, protesting pay inequity between the genders in the workplace. Some may not. Still, today is our day.

So I thought I would celebrate by highlighting three of my favorite female authors.

Jane Austen: I absolutely love her writing. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book and I’ve loved the other books I’ve read (especially Mansfield Park). Many mistake her works for light romance but they are more than that. They are social commentaries disguised as light fare. Really read one. You’ll see.

Ann Rinaldi: She is my favorite author. Ever. I used to run into the library or the book store to find the next book of hers to read. Through her, I learned that historical fiction was a genre and it was one I enjoyed reading. I learned so much from her, including how to write historical fiction. I will forever be indebted to her.

Sara Donati: I think it’s been a while since I’ve talked about her. Mostly because I’ve been delaying reading “Endless Forest” because I don’t want the adventures of the Bonners to end. She brought the New York wilderness, 19th century New Orleans and Scotland to life with her vivid descriptions and  decorated the landscapes with colorful and intriguing characters. She is heavily influenced by Diana Gabaldon and poor Hannah Bonner gets put through the Jamie Fraser wringer, but if you want a straight historical romance without fantasy elements, check her out.

These are just 3 of my favorite women authors. Who are some of yours?


March 23, 2013

Women in History Month! (Part Deux)

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Time for the European edition!

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England. One of the most powerful women in Medieval Europe, she married Louis VII but the marriage soured. After failing to give him a son, he agreed to annul their marriage. Shortly after it was granted, Eleanor married Henry II of England. While she gave birth to several of his children, he eventually turned on her as well. He imprisoned her but she regained power upon his death when her son, Richard, was elevated as king.


March 18, 2013

Women in History Month!

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We all know February is Black History Month. But I feel like less than less attention is paid to the fact that March is Women in History month. And I’m not sure if it’s because there’s more education about women in history. So I want to discuss some of my favorite historical women, American edition.


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