March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To celebrate, I want to spread the word about some talented female authors who’re kicking ass and taking names in the literary world.

This is just a short list of amazing female writers. If you know others who deserve recognition, leave links to their webpages in the comments.

Katrina Kwan

Katrina is a full-time freelance book editor based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also a contemporary romance author and professional ghostwriter. When she’s not writing and editing she enjoys playing and reviewing videogames, watching the latest blockbuster movies, and taking naps with her cats.

Website: kzkwan Ink

Books: I’ll Come Running

Follow her on Twitter

Amanda Carlson

Amanda started writing stories about teenage girls and their social missteps when she was in high school and still has the handwritten spiral notebooks to prove it. She’s the author of the high octane Jessica McClain urban fantasy series published by Orbit, the Sin City Collectors paranormal romance series, the contemporary fantasy Phoebe Meadows series, and the futuristic/dystopian Holly Danger series.

Website: Amanda Carlson

Books: Holly Danger series, Jessica McClain series, Pheobe Meadows series, Sin City series

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

A.K. Duboff

Nebula Award finalist and Amazon bestselling author A.K. (Amy) DuBoff has always loved science fiction in all forms, including books, movies, shows, and games. If it involves outer space, even better! As a full-time author, she can frequently be found traveling the world while writing character-driven science fiction, science-fantasy, and comedic sci-fi. When she’s not writing, she enjoys wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.

Website: A.K. Duboff

Books: Cadicle series, Mindspace, Dark Stars trilogy, Troubled Space

Follow her on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram

Mandy Lawson

Mandy is a contemporary romance author of the Lora Kate London series. Outside of writing, she enjoys watching Netflix, reading, and singing at the top of her lungs!

Website: Mandy Lawson

Books: Party Central, New York to L.A.

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Dea Poirier

Dea (D.H) Poirier was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she got her start writing in creative writing courses.  She attended The University of Central Oklahoma for Computer Science and Political Science. She now resides somewhere between Disney and the swamp, with her husband, son, two dogs and two cats.

Website: D.H. Poirier

Books: Next Girl to Die

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Zile Elliven

Zile has been writing stories since she could form letters. Her favorite thing to do is get really bored and play ‘What If?’ So, once she realized other people actually wanted to hear her stories, she got down to the business of writing a book.

Website: Zile Elliven

Books: Stillbringer

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Sandra Wilson

Sandra is a multitalented poet, author, photographer educator, and founder of the Kindness Kangaroo Project. She is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Rhetoric.

Website: Quite a Character

Books: Kindness Kangaroo, Timid Turtle, Ghosts on the Soccer Field

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Victoria Griffin

Victoria is an author and editor at Blue Pen Editing. She has had several short pieces of fiction published in the literary magazines: ​A Journey of WordsNonBinary Review, Synaesthesia Magazine, Five 2 One Magazine, Torrid Literature Journal, and others.

Website: Victoria Griffin

Short Fiction: Vodka Memories, You + Me = Hell, From Corinth, with Love 

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Cathy Mellen

Cathy writes daily stories on her blog about childhood trauma, repressed memories, and horrifying reality in the form of poems and more.

Website: A Life Given to Me

Short Stories: Read her work on her website!

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