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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...

Pitching a Book? Three Considerations

Karen Hough | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

Many of us have considered writing a book. There are so many choices now between self-publishing and commercial publishing, it can be daunting to figure out how to "get your book out there."

Walk It Out: Wild and My Pilgrim's Heart

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joan Gelfand

Strayed's and Dale's memoirs define a different category. Call it 'Conscious Walking,' or 'How I Walked Myself To A Better Life,' journeys of over 1,000 miles that bravely explore the raw, rocky and often hazardous terrain of inner lives in crisis and turmoil.

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

Posted 10.25.2013 | OWN

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf. As told to Leigh Haber Before Sex an...

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...

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...

5 Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Scott Beauchamp | Posted 10.13.2012 | Books
Scott Beauchamp

Again, not that Hemingway wasn't tough, but why let his particular brand of toughness drown out the more interesting, and sometimes more complex, forms that are out there? I'm thinking specifically now of women.

The Most Important Summer Read for Women: 'How A Person Should Be'

Toni Nagy | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
Toni Nagy

How a Person Should Be is centered around Sheila Heti's quest to uncover this philosophical riddle: who am I really? And is that the person I should be? It is one of these rare gems that every woman should read.

Why Some Smart Men Misunderstand Books By Women

www.slate.com | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women

Imagine the following scenario. You—and in this scenario “you” are a celebrated young writer who just so happens to be a woman—have written yo...

On Sex and Writing (Not That Kind of Sex)

Jane Espenson | Posted 05.06.2012 | TV
Jane Espenson

There are a lot of reasons why a particular writer might not get hired to work on a staff: lack of talent, inability to write to specifications, combativeness, slowness, and offensive hygiene. In no rational world does the sex of the writer deserve to be on that list.

Have You Read These Prize-Winning Female Authors?

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

For upcoming female writers, the Rona Jaffe Foundation is a bit like the Nobel Prize Committee. Each year, they give out six awards to female writers ...

Top Books About Booze By Female Authors

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.13.2011 | Books
Gina Barreca

There's always been a rich history of women who like to raise a glass. Even though the most famous books about alcohol have been written by men-Under ...

Readers Answer: Who's Your Favorite Female Author?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

Happy Women's Day! In honor of the special day, Random House asked on Twitter:" Who is your favorite female author and why?" Readers used the hashtag ...

Skirts on Camels: Early Women Travel Writers

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

The skirts on camels writers inspire us that perhaps we could exchange our everyday gray for sunshine and surprise around each corner.

An Apology for Women's Literature

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

Sisters, let's be honest. We write books. But if you look at the fact that so many more works by men are reviewed in major journals, our "books" are not what the establishment deems noteworthy.