Welcome to the Blogging From A to Z Challenge!
My theme for 2013 is Influential Women Authors.
My definition of influential is any author, classic or modern, who has inspired writers, readers, or the larger scope of culture. Some are personal favorites, or have special meaning to me.
What this list is not: a list of the most influential writers of all time. Rather, this is a collection of influential writers, corresponding with each day's letter.
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G: Phillipa Gregory
Phillipa Gregory writes historical fiction, and is most known for her Tudor series, in particular The Other
In that book, she expands on the less famous sister of Anne Boleyn, one of King Henry VII's ill-fated wives. When I first read it, I didn't know much about Henry VII, so discovering which facets were true was really interesting. She shows so much historical detail, down to specifics in clothes, royal court behavior, class rankings, and physical descriptions of the king's various homes. It really feels like a glimpse into the past. Her books turn up the drama, and the stakes always feel high as characters scheme and plot against one another.
Here is a link to the author's website which lists all her books.