It’s the third in our series addressing issues relevant to women readers, writers, and characters. This time we’ll be talking with Suzy Vitello (The Empress Chronicles), Joanna Rose (Little Miss Strange), and Chelsea Cain (Mockingbird), about writing and reading heroines. What makes a heroine? Do they have to battle their own demons or save the world? Do they have to be likable or relatable or is it enough for them to be intelligent and kick-ass? What do you want to see more of in the heroines you read?
Strong Female Characters is an ongoing series where we will highlight the issues facing women writers and women characters. We will host 3-4 local female authors every quarter (approximately) and have a discussion that will focus on one or more of these issues, and let the discussion organically flow from there.
We’ve got YA represented here with a great table of local authors. Authors Suzy Vitello, Kate Ristau, Tina Connolly, and Ali Berman will all read selections from their work, answer questions, and sign books. Did you know that most of the people who read YA are adults? Come see what you’ve been missing with 4 of our best local YA authors.