Women want fictional characters who mirror our own reflections, however smooth or unpolished we might be. Likewise, we’re drawn to headstrong protagonists who defy conventional expectations; who, in leaving indelible impressions on our minds and hearts, encourage each of us to stake our claim on the worlds in which we live. We have insatiable cravings for literary role models who make us think, "I’m like her…or could be." Characters who help us realize we’re not alone…who inspire us to say, "With God as my witness, I can and will prevail!"
From Scarlett O’Hara to Scout Finch, THE HEROINE’S BOOKSHELF celebrates these fictional characters and the authors who birthed them. In Erin Blakemore’s delightful new book, you’ll rediscover the literary heroines you’ve loved and admired over the years–female protagonists who’ve sparked our creativity and ignited our passions, and who’ve set the literary world afire in the process.
I’m delighted to host Erin in the Author’s Tent this morning. You and all your friends are invited to join us! But first, allow me to mention our contest.
CONTEST RULES: If you were hosting an afternoon tea party, which literary heroine(s) would you most want to invite? Tell us in the comments thread, and we’ll enter you in our drawing. Or if you can’t think of anyone offhand, just respond in some way to our conversation. The prize? Your very own copy of THE HEROINE’S BOOKSHELF! Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Sunday, October 23. Erin will select the winner via a random drawing, and we’ll announce the winner on Monday, October 24.