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My Top Five Mystery Reads

Alexandra Monir | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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.

'Covering' Female Sexual Desires

Jacqueline Bishop | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Jacqueline Bishop

It started to dawn on me that what might have caused the problem was the self-contained world that the women inhabit; how the girls reference each other for an understanding of their bodies and their sexuality.

Why This Prize-Winning Author Is Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Do interviewers treat male and female authors differently? Eleanor Catton thinks so. Catton, who is the youngest writer to win the prestigious Man...

The Year I Stopped Reading Men

Anna Szymanski | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
Anna Szymanski

It was like when you turn on a TV set after spending a significant period of time streaming television online. Suddenly, you're covering your ears and asking why those Kia hamsters can't play a different song. You never used to notice the commercials, but now they're all you can hear.

In Defense of Danielle Steel

Kitty Pilgrim | Posted 08.09.2013 | Books
Kitty Pilgrim

Are female fiction writers belittled? Are their works dismissed as mere "chick lit"? Often, yes.

Why This Author Gave Up Sex For 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

The world is obsessed with other people's sex lives. It's a fact that entire multi-billion dollar industries count on. But the one thing people find a...

The Insulting Comment Men Still Make To Danielle Steel

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Danielle Steel is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time. And yet even she isn't immune to belittling comments abo...

8 Women-Focused Must-Reads for Your Summer List

Barbara Lee | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

Sure, ad revenue-generating cover stories often hit on the trifecta of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. But women's magazines are aptly proving that these topics and "serious" journalism can seamlessly co-exist.

Judy Blume: 'There Are A Lot Of Sexual Expectations Today'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women

It's hard not to love Judy Blume. And thanks to a new wave of interviews the iconic author has been giving to promote "Tiger Eyes," a film based on Ju...

17 Proper Ways To Treat A 'Literary Lady'

Posted 05.20.2013 | Books

Yesterday on Twitter, Paul Collins (@TheLitDetective) tweeted a link to this 1859 book on proper feminine etiquette, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book. The...

Moms Change the World: Nicole Walters

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

As a mom myself, I often encounter other mothers who find themselves lost in the empty nest. Watching Nicole become an author showed me that nothing but time can be an opportunity to do something that will add joy to the world not unlike the way being a mother once had.

How Wikipedia May Be Segregating Women Writers

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.25.2013 | Women

Attention female authors: you may be being segregated from your male peers on Wikipedia. On the online encyclopedia's "American Novelists" page, women...

WATCH: WaPo Editor On Treatment Of Female Authors

Posted 04.24.2013 | Books

Ron Charles, Fiction Editor of The Washington Post, has a wonderful YouTube video series called Totally Hip Book Reviews (he claims it's satire, but w...