Thursday, April 30, 2015

SF Women A-Z: Zettel and Gail Z. Martin

I have a guest post up on Anne E. Johnson's blog about the characters in Scattered Seasons. Please stop on by to check it out.

We made it to the end of April! Thanks to everyone who's stopped by this month to comment on  this series. I hope my posts have convinced you that there are lots of wonderful women writers out there and hopefully introduced you to some you didn't know about.

Sarah Zettel has written science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. I personally am most familiar with her Vampire Chef series. The books are a novel twist on the vampire trope, and I hope she writes more books in that series. One of her other series is about fairies and Camelot; the first book, Dust Girl, is on my to-read list. It's about a biracial teen from the Dust Bowl who discovers she's part faerie. Her science fiction books appear to be stand-alones to me, but I could be wrong. She's earned the Philip K. Dick Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Learn more about her and her work on her website, Wikipedia, and Amazon.

Finally, I can't resist ending with a sister Broad Universe member, Gail Z. Martin. I met her at WisCon last year when she read from Ice Forged, but I still don't know what the Z stands for. She also writes short stories and sometimes collaborates with her husband. Learn more about her and her work on her website, Wikipedia, and Amazon.

If you missed the previous posts in this series, don't worry; I've collected, re-organized, and added more posts into a single manuscript that will feature eighty-two authors. My plan is to release it in both eBook and paper formats, and I'm crazy enough to try to make it available for WisCon Memorial Day weekend. I figure WisCon will either be a very good market for a paper book (since everyone will be interested in women writers) or very poor (since everyone will be well-read already). Let's see how this does.

Did you enjoy this series? Did I miss one of your favorite authors? Please let me know in the comments.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Vampire Chef - I bet I know what he likes to prepare.
I did learn about some new science fiction authors. There are a lot of women writing the genre that are really good - Susan Gourley, Cherie Reich, M. Pax, and Charity Bradford to name a few.
Hope you enjoyed the Challenge!

Sandra Almazan said...

And you mentioned another one on your blog today--PK Hezro. The list could go on for a long time!

Pat Dilloway said...

Yay you found a Z author! Congratulations on reaching the end.

Sandra Almazan said...

Z was a lot easier than X, Pat. I'm going to skip X for the eBook/paper versions. Congrats on reaching the end!

Melissa Sugar said...

Pk Hezro is one of my favorite bloggers.

Hi, just dropped by from the challenge. I know we are at the end (most of us anyway) I still have a post or two to publish, but I wanted to try and visit as many blogs as I could.

Melissa Sugar
Twitter: @msugar13

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

Hello there.
Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

Entrepreneurial Goddess

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