Where Have All the Villainesses Gone?

“Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing... Continue Reading →

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In Which I Break My Own Advice and Respond to a Critic (or three)

As a general rule, it's a bad idea for authors to respond to their critics. There have been enough real world examples in the past year alone that prove it's rarely, if ever, a good idea. [Insert big fat HOWEVER] A few times now -- well, three to be exact -- someone has told me... Continue Reading →

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