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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Sitting Down With Lysa Heslov, Director of ‘Served Like A Girl’

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Image courtesy of IMDb.Lysa Heslov, director of “Served Like A Girl,” talks to Sean Tuohy about how she changed as a person and filmmaker while making the documentary, the unbreakable bond she formed with the female veterans, and her next equally complex and emotional project. To learn more, visit the official website for “Served Like A Girl,” like its Facebook page, or follow Heslov and the film on Twitter @heslov_lysa and @servedlikeagirl, respectively. See the official trailer for Heslov’s, Serve Like a Girl:   Be a BookTrib Ambassador!  Sign up NOW for our weekly newsletter.  

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Dawn Tripp on ‘Georgia,’ Framing Georgia O’Keeffe’s Legacy

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most remarkable artists in American history, but few know the intimate details of the woman behind the abstract masterpieces. In Georgia, author Dawn Tripp brings readers into O’Keeffe’s life and reveals the strength, ferocity, and drive this artist possessed. Earlier this year, Bookish editor Kelly Gallucci caught up with Tripp at the Newburyport Literary Festival to talk about the process of novelizing a true story, the importance of voice, and O’Keeffe’s legacy. Bookish: In most novels, the author creates the events, the timeline, the plot points. When you’re capturing a real person’s life, however, those elements are dictated to you. Was it a challenge to work within the…

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Jennifer Mathieu on Feminism, ‘Moxie’, and Fighting Back

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Picking a favorite book can be tough for any reader, but we can’t deny that Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie is high on our list. This young adult novel takes readers to an average high school where a quiet girl named Vivian decides that she’s done putting up with sexist behavior. Inspired by her mom’s punk rock zines from the 90s, Viv decides to start a feminist movement, encouraging other girls to join together, stand up, and fight back. Here, Mathieu talks about young feminists today, the importance of intersectionality, and why this book is a love letter to her students. Bookish: You dedicate this book to teens and women fighting for equality, but also to…

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Murder She Wrote: Female Thriller Writers We’re Dying to Read

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From Gone Girl to The Girl on the Train, female thriller writers like Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins have become cornerstones of the suspenseful fiction market. Female thriller writers so dominate the genre, in fact, that some male authors have started adopting female pseudonyms in order to sell their novels more effectively. We’re all for celebrating genres where women kick ass, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 upcoming thrillers by female authors that we can’t wait to get our hands on. Hello Again, Brenda Novak (October 3, 2017) Novak continues her bestselling Evelyn Talbot Chronicles with a novel that connects prison psychiatrist Evelyn with an inmate who specializes in ice-pick murders. But the supposed serial killer is also a…

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The Magnificant Seven: Pop Culture’s Strongest Women

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The success of Wonder Woman has set off a feeding frenzy of sorts in New York and Hollywood for strongest women heroes. Well, way back in 2008 I conceived Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, hero of soon-to-be nine thrillers with the publication of Strong to the Bone this December, as a female action hero adept at handling a role almost invariably given to men. Kind of like a female Jack Reacher, Lee Child’s wondrously iconic series stalwart. With all respect to Wonder Woman, though, strong women are actually nothing new. Caitlin, in fact, comes from a pop culture tradition of similarly able females, either with their fists, their guns, their wits, and often all three. Let’s look at a few other…

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and the Femininity of Strong Female Characters

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When you think of some of your favorite characters in novels, who do you think of? A strong, bulky male character who guides the entire story in a positive direction, or fights for the rights of many? Often times, readers find that female characters sometimes hide in the shadows, sometimes going undiscovered and not getting the credit that they deserve. However, Miss Fisher sets apart the hidden female role that becomes prevalent in many stories – breaking the mold from Katniss, Black Widow, and other kickass females. Miss Fisher, from the Phryne Fisher Mysteries novels by Kerry Greenwood and the Australian show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, is a 21st Century woman living in 1920s Australia. She loves everything fashion, lipstick,…

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