Chloe Caldwell writes in such an honest way that Women reads like a journal entry. In fact, I confess to mistaking the novella for memoir at first, having read Caldwell’s other work. However one categorizes it, it’s a compelling story about complicated, obsessive love.
That’s right, we’re skipping a few chapters. Believe me, you’re not missing much. Read More The Great NaNo Adventure: Chapter Eight
Sumiko Saulson is the author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, and Happiness and Other Diseases. Her blog, “Things That Go Bump in my Head,” focuses on horror writing, women in horror writing, African-Americans in horror writing, and other topics. Last year, we reposted her “20 Black Women in Horror Fiction,” which originally appeared on her blog on Feburary 12, 2013. Her initial post was so successful that it spawned two follow ups, and her series focusing on Black women horror authors has been collected into an e-book, 60 Black Women in Horror Fiction. Her list, “21 More Black Women in Horror Writing” is reposted with permission.
Direct quote from me to a composer friend the other day: “I’m so fucking sick of being a fiction writer.” Read More To Query or Not to Query: That is the Neverending Million-Dollar Hair-Pulling-Out-of-Head Question
Cristina Henríquez’s newly published The Book of Unknown Americans, is not about immigrants’ relationship to white people. Ideally, this would not be unusual in a novel, but in a literary landscape that is still struggling with diversity, it’s refreshing to read her insightful take on the American Dream.
Nominate your favorite women characters from YA literary fiction (not sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) here! Read More Middlemarch Madness IV: Young Adult Literary Nominations
Yes, it’s a little late into 2014 to be doing one of these posts, but one always needs something new to read, don’t they? Let me suggest five books for your literary pleasure.
Set during World War I and promising an aristocratic feminist awakening, I wanted to like Somewhere in France a lot more than I did. Jennifer Robson’s story of Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford and Doctor Robert Fraser goes on too long for what is at stake, but it still has its redeeming qualities.