Today starts a very special month when I’m featured in the online literary magazine Women Writers, Women’s Books. And I’m very excited to be in the company of Isabel Allende, Nicola Morgan, Roz Morris, Joanne Harris, Claire King and Judith Kinghorn, to mention a few.
It started with a tweet. My critique partner, Denise Barnes, whose recent business book, Seller Beware is being grabbed by the business community, especially the female part of it, included me in a reply to something called @womenwriters. She said they should get me to write a piece for them. Ever keen to tell people about Roma Nova and my heroine’s adventures, I contacted them and my piece appeared on 5 September.
I hadn’t quite grasped the range and depth of the site and its contributions. Launched only in 2011 to be a platform for contemporary women writers around the world writing in English, it has fast gained a reputation and status as the place to be for insights, knowledge and sharp articles about women and their writing across genres, nationalities and cultures.
Women Writers say, “The only criteria [for a contributor] is that she be a woman who writes, and that her post be written for our audience specifically, that it be well-written and interesting to read.”
Their social media reach is impressive and growing; apart from a clear, user-friendly website, they have 15,800 Twitter followers at last count.
Reading their site is a pleasure and I dare you not to enjoy as well as learn some invaluable aspects about writing, writers’ lives, work and motivations.
I’m delighted to be a supporting sponsor for this month