6 Female Authors Generating A Lot Of Buzz

For centuries, writing has served as a critical tool for a wide breadth of voices to be heard. Fiction and nonfiction alike allow authors to share their perspectives with the world in order to enlighten, entertain, and inspire. The women writers here continue this tradition, drawing attention to a diversity of experiences through award-winning novels and memoirs. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Talented Women Writers to Know

Author Book(s)
Anna David Party Girl, Bought, Make Your Mess Your Memoir
Lizzie Chantree Ninja School Mum, Babe Driven, If You Love Me, I'm Yours
Meredith Kessler Life of a Triathlete: Race Preparation (co-author)
Kathleen Jowitt Speak Its Name, A Spoke in the Wheel
Christa Tomlinson Cuffs, Collars, and Love series, Bad Boys Need Love Too series
Liz Bourke Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Anna David on the Empowered Use of Labels

10 Women Who Changed History

  1. Claudette Colvin: Teenage civil rights activist
  2. Jane Addams: Nobel Peace Prize winner & suffragette
  3. Rosalind Franklin: Made ground-breaking discoveries about DNA
  4. Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and women's rights activist
  5. Indira Gandhi: First female prime minister of India
  6. Margaret Sanger: Fought for women's right to birth control
  7. Marsha P. Johnson: Trans woman and LGBT rights activist
  8. Junko Tabei: First woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
  9. Hedy Lamarr: Actress, inventor, and mathematician
  10. Betty Friedan: Social activist and author of The Feminine Mystique

Great Films by Women

Meet Christa Tomlinson

In Depth

The medium of publishing affords women the opportunity to share their voices with a wide audience. Whether it be through compelling fiction or instructive memoirs, books are a powerful storytelling tool designed to inspire conversation. Here, in no particular order, are women writers garnering major attention for their work.

At #1 is Anna David, a New York Times and Amazon bestselling author of books about addiction, recovery, and relationships. She's been published in Vanity Fair and Redbook, and has appeared on the TODAY Show, Dr. Drew, and Huffington Post. A popular speaker at colleges across the country, she has also been featured at multiple TEDx events.

Her book, Make Your Mess Your Memoir, details David's years of struggle, while teaching readers tools and techniques to write their own narratives. Through her company, Launch Pad Publishing, she helps people share their stories and increase their credibility by producing books. It also offers online courses, a podcast, storytelling show, and retreats.

Her book, Make Your Mess Your Memoir, details David's years of struggle, while teaching readers tools and techniques to write their own narratives.

Entering the list at #2 is Lizzie Chantree, an author, inventor, and businesswoman. She appeared on Sky News, This Morning, and BBC's Worldwide Radio Service, after becoming one of Fair Play London's Female Innovators for her invention, Runaway Spray. In addition, she served as a judge for Shell LiveWIRE's Grand Ideas Award.

Chantree's books include the romantic comedies, Ninja School Mum and If You Love Me, I'm Yours, which was a number one Hot New release on Amazon. To support other businesses, she hosts #CreativeBizHour on Twitter, a networking opportunity for mentorship and the exchange of ideas with other artists, photographers, designers, and writers.

Coming in at #3 is Meredith Kessler, a multiple full and half distance Ironman champion. Her book, Life of a Triathlete: Race Preparation, is a guide to help elite and amateur competitors reach their goals by reducing the trial and error of the sport. She covers such topics as the off-season, nutrition, hydration, and race week tips.

She covers such topics as the off-season, nutrition, hydration, and race week tips.

Kessler hails from Columbus, Ohio, where she was a four sport athlete and was inducted into her high school's Athletic Hall of Fame. She went on to receive a Division I athletic scholarship at Syracuse University, where she participated in field hockey and track. Her media coverage includes Lava Magazine, 220 Triathlon, Trizone, and Witsup.

In the #4 spot is Kathleen Jowitt, who writes contemporary literary fiction, and has been shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize. Her inaugural novel, Speak Its Name, was the first ever self published book to receive a Betty Trask Award, which is given to the best debut by an author under the age of thirty five.

A Spoke In The Wheel, Jowitt's second novel, was shortlisted for a Selfies Award, which recognizes works the author publishes themselves. In addition, it was a finalist for the 2018 North Street Book Prize. The Independent Literary Fiction Blog praises the writing as witty, and Books Inter Alia hails it as relatable and honest.

The Independent Literary Fiction Blog praises the writing as witty, and Books Inter Alia hails it as relatable and honest.

Up next at #5 is Christa Tomlinson, whose first novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller on the Gay and Lesbian Erotica charts for seven weeks straight. It details the romantic relationship between SWAT team members Logan Pierce and Clay Foster. Readers call the story gripping, and enjoy the complex characters.

With an emphasis on stories inclusive of straight, curvy, gay, and multicultural couples, Tomlinson's backlist includes the Arch City Guardians and Bad Boys Need Love Too series. A retired roller derby player, she received a degree in history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and resides in Houston.

Wrapping up the list at #6 is Liz Bourke, author of Sleeping With Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, a finalist for a 2018 Hugo Award in the category of Best Related Work. Since 2010, she has written for Locus magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Strange Horizons.

Since 2010, she has written for Locus magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Strange Horizons.

In 2014, Bourke was nominated for the BSFA Award for Best Non Fiction for her Sleeps With Monsters column for Tor, a year in which Jeff VanderMeer's acclaimed Wonderbook won. She completed a PhD in Classics from Trinity College Dublin in 2016, and provides research services for writers of fantasy and historical novels.