In Praise of Moderation

Moderation isn’t sexy. Romeo and Juliette did not burn with an even-keeled temperament and devotion to compromise and civility. In the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” ( screenplay by the incomparable Emma Thompson), Elinor is excoriated by her sister Marianne for offering a less than passionate response when asked about a paramour. […]

The best science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian stories for the bada** feminist in all of us

Written in collaboration with Shepard, a book review website! Read the reasoning behind why I chose these books on Shepard’s website at: https://shepherd.com/best-books/dystopian-stories-for-the-feminist-in-all-of-us The books I picked: 1) Dark Witch By Nora Roberts 2) A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness 3) The Dragon of New Orleans By Genevieve Jack 4) Polaris RisingBy Jessie Mihalik […]

Choosing Your Soundtrack

I’m not sure what other people daydream about, but lately I’ve been obsessed with what the soundtrack for my books would sound like if they were ever turned into a television series or a movie. (I’ve also thought about directors – but that is a blog for another time.)  I know you’re thinking, Evette, a […]

Does the Tattoo Change the Woman?

I waited a long time to get a tattoo. I put it off for twenty years while I fretted that it would give people the wrong impression about me as I started my public relations firm. Then I was worried it would somehow damage my credibility when I became a mother. But I never lost […]

Announcing 48 States!

To all my friends, fans, and family who have generously supported my writing career over the last couple years with Woman King and Dark Horse, I’d like to share with you some exciting news! Though some of you have long been awaiting the announcement for Book 3 in the Dark Horse Trilogy, this newsletter is […]

Finding Our Voice

When Americans turn on their televisions to watch the nightly news—assuming that they still do—why do they prefer to listen to the delivery of the day’s headlines in a male voice? In 2011, when CBS replaced Katie Couric, America’s sweetheart, with a male colleague as the nightly news anchor, the program gained one million viewers. […]

Dammit, Jim! Women Want to Have Adventures Too

Summer movies are upon us, and with their arrival comes the unfortunate role of women in blockbusters. Female characters are once again relegated to simpering on the sidelines or stuffing themselves into small bathing suits (or cat suits) to enjoy sexual innuendo and banter, while the men go off to save civilization.

Kings, queens and jacks

I’m often asked, “Why ‘Woman King’ and not ‘Queen’?” The answer is that a woman king is something altogether different from a queen.

Women’s Work!

Welcome! This is the maiden post on my WOMAN KING blog. I’ll do my best to keep up with it and give you something fresh to read. This blog and the WOMAN KING website wouldn’t be possible without the help and guidance of my friend and neighbor Sara Hillman. She’s a talented web designer whose […]