In Tamora Pierce’s book Squire, Kel is the first girl to become a knight in the realm. When she jousts, the other girls — future knights — come to hungrily watch, wanting to be like her. That was me when I was growing up. I was magnetized when saw Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek, in a command position. Women had been allowed to enter West Point in 1976 and receive the same elite training that men did.
As reader, I wanted to see girls have adventures and get action … Read more
My short story “Six Bullets” is now available from Starcatcher Publishing in the the anthology A Princess, A Boatman, and A Lizard. The story is about a princess who enlists in the military and then must battle her way up a river with only six bullets.