A little while ago, this tweet was making the rounds in Science Fiction and Fantasy circles:
Now, this isn’t a bad query to throw out given how toxic Twitter can be right now with the Presidential election and whatever legislative nightmares are being passed in the South this week. But it does show that a lot of good female authors and writers aren’t getting their due. Especially in light of journalist Gay Talese failing to name a single woman whose writing inspired him.
Well, I’m game to throw my hat into the ring, so here’s a quick list of my favorites:
Mallory Ortberg (Co-founder and editor – The Toast)
Jaya Saxena (Staff writer – The Toast)
Susan Cain (Author – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking)
Jenn Granneman (Founder and editor – Introvert, Dear)
Mara Wilson (Actress, author, playwright, and blogger – MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com)
Emma Bull (Author – War for the Oaks)
Rebecca Moesta (Co-author – Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights series)
Have you got a few women writers that you want to add to the discussion? Please let me know in the comments section.