Category Archives: feminism

Yesterday, while working on my first science fiction novel (I really never get tired of saying that), I started to recognize one of my characters from the outside and think of her the way a literary critic might. It’s a … Continue reading

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I’ve been a lazy blogger since coming back from vacation. probably because I haven’t been lazy in any other aspect of my life. We’re doing a lot of redecoration Chez Diana, I had houseguests, and I’m super busy with the … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, feminism, motivation, short stories, story, unicorns, vainglory, writing life, YA 6 Comments

There has been a lot of chatter on Twitter lately about the role of gender in YA books. On one hand, women writers and female-centric books dominate the YA market. (An interesting phenomenon given the “general knowledge” that a girl … Continue reading

Posted in Austen, biz, feminism, movies, other writers 24 Comments

The following post has spoilers for RAMPANT. If you haven’t read RAMPANT, consider yourself warned. Yesterday, I discovered a review of Rampant online. Which pretty much makes it a day ending in -y, but this one had me on the … Continue reading

Posted in feminism, other writers, romance, story, unicorns, writing life 26 Comments

Hi, my name is Diana and I write books about cool girls who do cool things. Of course, what passes for cool varies enormously depending on your own personal taste. Some people think that long conversations about the perils faced … Continue reading

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Check out this great new review of Rampant, from the independent bookstore Russo’s Books in Bakersfield, CA: Like most red-blooded girls, I’ve always like horses, and unicorns are an extension of that. Being a mythology buff, I’d bump into unicorns … Continue reading

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A busy day here, which is why this blog is so late. Woke up this morning to find out that my adorable, perfect puppy has graduated into the full throes of adolescence. I was out the door at 7 a.m. … Continue reading

Posted in bookaholic, feminism, giveaways, movies, other writers, Rio, romance, SSG 22 Comments

Sailor Boy has finished the bar exam and is on vacation for the next month. Me? I am not on vacation. I have a deadline. This should be interesting. I’m going to be like that kid stuck inside on Saturday … Continue reading

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Remember that scene in the movie of Bridget Jones’s Diary where poor Bridget is forced to stumble her way through introducing the publisher of “Kafka’s Motorbike: The Greatest Book of Our Time” in front of Jeffrey Archer, Salman Rushdie and … Continue reading

Posted in chick lit, feminism, literature, SSG, Uncategorized, writing life 14 Comments

Justine Larbalestier, Scott Westerfeld, Cecil Castelucci, and many others are in a new anthology out today about First Kisses, called, appropriately, First Kiss (Then Tell): A Collection of True Lip-Locked Moments edited by Cylin Busby. In honor of that, Justine … Continue reading

Posted in feminism, other writers, unicorns, veronica mars, writing life 9 Comments