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Peek inside the minds of bestselling authors writing strong women.

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About writing strong women, Lauren Clark says, "I'm not drawn to books about a "perfect" heroine who's a size two (even after birthing triplets), a woman who has flawless skin, nineteen best friends, a wonderful, gorgeous husband, and lives in... more

Ellen Byerrum says: "The women I remember in my life, as well as in my favorite books, have all been strong characters. They are louder, faster funnier. They are interesting, aggravating, fascinating, infuriating. They engage you.They are bold... more

When I asked Helen to tell us why she chooses to write strong women, this was her reply. Powerful, in itself. "I write strong women because, after a pampered childhood, I found myself married to a controlling abusive man. Only after I found... more

Joni Cole , author of Another Bad Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior, joins us today to talk about her book and her approach to writing strong women. She also taught writing for years, and has a book out for... more

Anita Page says this about writing strong women. "I write about strong women because their stories are interesting to me, as a reader as well as a writer. After all, there's not much drama in writing about characters, male or female, whose... more

Randy says, " I never gave much thought to "writing strong women" until Sylvia pointed out I had some ladies who could take on the world when required. That made me take a look and consider them. Yes. Sylvia was right. My first "strong"... more

When asked why she writes strong women, Nancy Means Wright says: "I want to create a role model for myself and my readers. I want to introduce a woman who is passionate about her work and her causes (whatever they may be); a... more

Barbra Annino says, "I spent a great deal of time with my Irish grandmother and her sisters when I was young. Anyone familiar with the culture of the Emerald Isle knows it is steeped in superstition, supernatural phenomenon and women who... more

If you think The Pig and Me is an interesting title of a nonfiction book, wait until you meet the author, Lindsay, Frucci, and hear how she turned an idea into a profitable business against all odds. And if that doesn't take a strong woman, I... more
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