A while back I posted about the absence of females in fantasy fiction, an ongoing debate, which provoked quite a heated discussion recently at Tara Moss’s The Book Post. The comments there are something to behold and worthy of a read.
In any case, I reworked my original post and submitted it to Lip, a magazine for girls who “think, feel, create, speak out and live. Girls who aren’t afraid to be themselves.”
As luck would have it, they accepted my submission and this week published my article on their website. Hoorah!
Oh please don’t judge me, but this one is a bit of a doozy.
I’m more than aware that it’s poorly written, there are ‘to’s where there should be ‘too’s, appalling grammar and some suspicious word choices *cough chargrin cough*. For those of you who haven’t already seen it, there’s even an entire website dedicated to this book and every possible error known to the English language, which can of course be found in this novel. Check out the website Reasoning with Vampires, it’s really quite enlightening.
And yet, somehow I just loved reading it, and the three sequels. And not just one time. I read them over and over and…
Okay, don’t make me go on. I’m not even going to name the book, because I know you have already guessed it (you guys are so clever!). Also there happens to be a large picture of the cover just a few lines below this one. Yeah that probably helped too.