Every week on Wednesday, I pick a different female author to showcase. It’s as simple, and as wonderful, as that!
- Create your own #WomanCrushWednesday post that features a female author.
- Include this line somewhere in your post: #WomanCrushWednesday Author Edition is a blog meme created by Raeleigh @ RaeleighReads.
- Provide a link back to your post (not your blog, but your post) in the comments section of RaeleighReads’ #WomanCrushWednesday post.
If you’re an author, and want to be featured, send me a query through my Review Policy page. Just start your query with Woman Crush Wednesday so I know what’s what.
This week’s #WomanCrushWednesday pick: Marissa Meyer.
For the past three weeks I’ve been mostly featuring authors of literary fiction, so this week I decided to go in a different direction!
Marissa Meyer is an author of young adult fiction, specifically, this wonderful mix of sci-fi and fantasy. Her debut series is The Lunar Chronicles, and it has been a smashing success!
Meyer’s most recent publication is Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #5), a collection of nine stories set in the Lunar Chronicles universe. It was published February 2, 2016.
Meyer hails from Tacoma, Washington, where she lives with her husband and cats. She worked as a book editor and wrote Sailor Moon fan fiction for several years before writing Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), published 2012..
Apparently she was inspired to write Cinder (my review), after writing a futuristic Puss and Boots story for NANOWRIMO! So, basically, all of us NANOers are destined to be famous YA fantasy novelists someday! Right? 🙂 Here’s hoping.
There is not a ton of information out there about Meyer…yet, but what she gives us in her first series is a myriad of complex characters and settings. Plus, the main characters in Cinder, Scarlet (my review), Cress, and Winter are all female, all very different, all very capable, and all strong in different ways. These are good examples to have out there in the book-o-sphere. Thanks for that, Ms. Meyer.
#whoruntheworld #girls !
Meyer joins the ranks of authors retelling fairy tales alongside the likes of Gregory Maguire & Mercedes Lackey — illustrious company in my not-so-humble opinion. (Of course there are other authors retelling fairy tales, especially in YA fiction, but Maguire and Lackey are my all-time favorites and who I hold up as comparison for all other authors of this ilk.)