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We Need Better Sex Education, Author And Mother Argues. Here’s Why.

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts

When it comes to sexual assault, there seems to be a flood of specious statistics, and a dry well of reliable information. One particularly noxious st...

11 Women Throughout History Who Wrote About Sex

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we've decided to honor women writers of the past and present who have written fearlessly about sex. Today, ...

A Culture Where a Woman's Voice Mattered As Much As Any Man's

Mary Glickman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts
Mary Glickman

Did Cherokee women in the 17th century "have it all"? Centuries before Lean In, there was a thriving Cherokee culture of women leaders, mentors, and matriarchs comfortable in their own skins and minds, exercising remarkable independence and tribal power. Her status was one a woman today might envy.

Female Authors Helped Bookstore Sales Rise For First Time Since 2007

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business

Print is dead? Think again. American bookstores reported an increase in sales for the first time since 2007, according to newly released data from th...

The Immense Popularity of the Cozy Mysteries

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.04.2016 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Call them thrillers, crime or detective fiction; all of these and the slang term, whodunits, have been used to describe the mystery or crime story. Readers, it seems, love a good mystery.

Should a Woman Use a Masculine Pen Name?

Stephanie Storey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Stephanie Storey

When asked, I said it was to honor my husband. I didn't take his last name, Gandolfi, when we married because Storey was too perfect for a writer to give up. "S.G." was a nod to him. I also said it seemed romantic to write under a pen name. One name for me; one name for my author self.

No, All Romance Novels Are Not the Same

Jenny Trout | Posted 10.30.2015 | Books
Jenny Trout

All romance novels are not the same. All romance readers are not the same. A quick perusal of the romance category on Amazon could prove that in three clicks. Unless a journalist is willing to reach out to authors and readers of romance, or at least research the genre before denouncing it entirely, then they -- and we -- would be better off if they didn't write about it at all.

Mary Gaitskill's 'The Mare' Turns The White Savior Narrative On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts

“There’s a limit to what you can be to each other,” a man advises his wife in Mary Gaitskill’s new novel, The Mare. Although he’s referring ...

That Time A YA Book Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.08.2015 | Arts

Immature, embarrassing, fundamentally uncritical. Too often, the way we talk and write about Young Adult books is conflated with the way we talk about...

Why I've Chosen A Life Of Reading Women

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts

At first, it was an accident. I was a freshman in college and was taking a 45-minute plane ride home to visit my parents. Due to some mixture of indec...

Self-Publishing Platforms: Women's Playground or Last Resort?

Janice Sands | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Janice Sands

Literary publishing is a notoriously cutthroat business. The industry is alarmingly subjective and there are an increasing number of books published each year. But if you look more closely at the numbers, the challenge of having a literary work published is particularly difficult for women.

21 Quotes On Womanhood By Female Authors That Totally Nailed It

Amanda Duberman | The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women

Books can change the way we feel about ourselves. Sometimes, plots reflect our own experiences, guiding us through the future or refracting our memori...

My Top Five Mystery Reads

Alexandra Monir | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Alexandra Monir

After spending this past weekend discussing what makes a truly great mystery novel at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, I found myself analyzing my favorites. Why did these particular books have such a hold on my imagination?

Writers Block: The End of Summer Excuses

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

I put aside time this summer to write my book. I had a house on the beach in Rhode Island, and a firm commitment to finish by the end of August.

How These Best-Selling Women Co-Authored 10 Novels

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books

Everyone knows the adage “two heads are better than one,” but these two women are embodying the expression on a daily basis. Emma McLaughlin a...

How Barbara Freethy Became the Bestselling Amazon KDP Author of All-Time

Michael Price | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Michael Price

Barbara Freethy is a best-selling author with 18 of her books having become New York Times best-sellers. Beyond her tremendous accolades is an incredible story of hard work, dedication and determination that we could all become inspired by.

Author Katherine Howe Talks About Her Latest 'Conversion'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe really shows her ability to craft a suspenseful and compelling young adult novel with her latest book Conversion.

The Kind Of Woman Author Elizabeth Gilbert Celebrates In Her New Novel

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women

"I wanted to write a story with a strong female heroine, whose life is neither rescued nor ruined by a man." In a June 24 interview with HuffPost L...

4 Bad Side Effects of Reading Fiction According to the 19th Century

Beth Bartlett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Beth Bartlett

These days we're desperately trying to get more people to read ("Please, read anything, here's a YA novel by the Kardashians") but in the 1800s, it was a different story.

'Hexed' - Witches, Romance, & Tons of Fun

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

If you like cheerleaders, hot guys, and witchcraft (who doesn't, right?), you need to add Hexed by Michelle Krys to your summer reading list, and pronto!

'Women's Fiction?' 'Men's Fiction?' 'Human Fiction?' What Does It Mean?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

We don't need firemen and firewomen -- they're all fire fighters. And all those writers we love? We don't need to call the writer-men and writer-women. We can call them writers. And we can call the novels they write, just that. Novels.

9 Totally Amazing Authors You Should Be Reading Right Now

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.09.2014 | Books

Despite rumors about the death of the literary novel, there's never been more fantastic literary fiction and non-fiction being produced. As readers, i...

'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die is hands down one of my favorite young adult books that I've read this year. Imagine all the magic of Oz mixed with the kick-ass vibe of Kill Bill. It's cool, fun and wickedly entertaining.

14 Totally Badass Female Authors

Posted 03.27.2014 | Books

Women often face more challenging odds in the publishing industry than their male counterparts, and, historically, female authors confronted even more...

'Arab Women Rising' Profiles 35 Female Entrepreneurs Changing the World

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Debate continues on the political implications of the so-called Arab Spring, including its impact on women. Less, however, has been said about the changing economic landscape from country to country, especially with regards to women's economic empowerment.