Five years ago, I put together a rec list for Women's History Month. I've read a lot of books since then! So I thought I'd expand the list with some newer titles (or new-to-me titles) featuring amazing women from history.
Ten books I'm recommending in case you have some things still to check off on the holiday gift list!
My favorite book to recommend to readers of a certain age, or those shopping for them, is Patricia Wrede's Dealing with Dragons. It's a perfect rec for middle grade readers with an interest in fantasy who have already consumed the "big" titles at that level -- Warriors, The Unwanteds, Land of Stories, Percy Jackson -- but who … Continue reading But isn’t this a girl book?
We didn't quite hit 50 reviews on From Unseen Fire, but we're closer than we were a month ago! I'll call that a win, so -- As promised! 30 reviews of books I've enjoyed, all of which I posted to Amazon over the past 30 days! There's a broad range here -- YA and adult … Continue reading Cass’s Birthday Review Bonanza
1: Acquire: Pick up the book in some form or other! (Which so many of you have already done, and I love you for it). Purchase if you can, but buying isn't in your budget right now, ask your local library to get it. Libraries are awesome and help get an author's words in front … Continue reading How to Help Your Friendly Neighborhood Novelist
It's the Ides of March! Some of y'all may know that I have a bizarre affection for this day. While working at the ASC, I blogged about it almost every year. This year, though, I thought I would commemorate the occasion by hosting a giveaway for my own tale of cutthroat politics in the classical world! … Continue reading Signed ARC Giveaway!
I'm delighted to announce that the Witches & Warriors anthology, in which I have a short story, is now available in both paperback and e-book format! This anthology of sci-fi and fantasy short stories benefits the Sirens Conference, an annual gathering dedicated to the diverse, remarkable women of fantasy literature: authors, readers, editors, bloggers, librarians, and … Continue reading Witches & Warriors: An Anthology
Hallo! Cold, grey, dreary wintry days always have me wanting nothing more than to curl up with a good book, so I thought I would share some of my favorites with y'all. Not just favorites, but favorites that, in some way or another, I think will be enjoyable to the folk who will like From Unseen … Continue reading Reading Recommendations (while you’re waiting for FROM UNSEEN FIRE)
Fuse Literary (the agency that represents me) ran a reclist on Tumblr for Black History Month all through the month of February, and they're looking to do so again in March for Women's History Month. Since this is an area of personal interest and importance to me, I took up the challenge when they asked … Continue reading Reading Recs for Women’s History Month
I read a comment on a Fantasy Faction article earlier today that made me sad. In an article about how women are systematically under-represented and under-marketed in the SF/F genres, some dudebro felt the need to comment asking, and I quote, "Honestly, who really cares if there aren’t as many female authors as male authors…?" … Continue reading Early Exposure to SF/F