Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SF Women A-Z: Yolen

I have to admit I'm glad the A-Z Challenge is winding down. Even though I scheduled these posts well in advance, it's been a lot of work putting them up and adding links and pictures. I only have one woman listed for Y, Jane Yolen. If you're familiar with her work, I'm sure you'll agree she's a good choice. Yolen has written poetry and nonfiction, but she's best known for her children's books. (I did read some of the How Do Dinosaurs...books to my son when he was a toddler.) She's won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and her work has been nominated several times for the World Fantasy Award. I particularly enjoyed Sister Light, Sister Dark and White Jenna. You can learn more about her on her website and Wikipedia and find her books on Amazon.

Please feel free to name more Y SF/fantasy women authors in the comments below.

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know - it has been a lot of work. Adding news to my posts means I couldn't schedule them until the night before. Even with everything formatted and images sized and ready, it's still sucked up a lot of time.

Sandra Almazan said...

We appreciate your effort though, Alex!

Maria Zannini said...

It's a LOT of work. I hope it's been useful to you.

And I just realized with your book releasing yesterday, it was your BIRTHDAY!!!

Happy birthday, sweetie! I hope the boys took you out to celebrate.

Sandra Almazan said...

I hope this helps women writers in this genre get more recognition and readers.

Thanks, Maria! Yes, I gave my book my birthday, and my family took me out to celebrate.

Pat Dilloway said...

Scheduling in advance is always a good idea. I don't know why more people don't do that.

Sandra Almazan said...

Maybe they don't realize it's an option, Pat.

Alex Hurst said...

I love Yolen! :) My favorite series from her is the Pit Dragon Chronicles.

This isn't your Z post, but congrats on completing the challenge, Sandra! You've given me so many new authors to try out. I'm very excited.

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