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  • Writer's pictureLynn Lovegreen

Authors for Women's History Month

I love historical fiction—no surprise there, since I often write it! There’s something about immersing myself in a novel that makes it easier to understand what life was like in a different time and place. I walk around in others’ shoes and learn a lot in the process.


If you’re the same way, or you’d like to try some new authors for Women’s History Month, read on for a few recommendations! Some of these authors have been on my previous lists (

and are still worth looking into. All three have new books published recently or about to be released.


One of my all-time favorite historical authors is Stacey Lee. Whether it’s the old West, San Francisco during the 1906 earthquake, or 1890s Georgia, she takes us into the Chinese-American experience, and American history, with wit and heart.  Her latest YA novel is Kill Her Twice, a mystery set in LA’s Chinatown in the 1930s. Learn more at

Stacey Lee, Kill Her Twice, ripped photo of glamorous Chinese actress and roses

Another great YA historical author is June Hur. While her writing is much darker than Stacey Lee’s, she also leads us into another world, in this case historical Korea. From the police procedural in The Silence of Bones to the palace intrigue in her upcoming A Crane Among Wolves, June Hur’s stories will keep you on the edge of your seat. Check out her website at

A Crane Among Wolves by June Our, illustration of two lovers in Korean garb, arrows around them

In adult historical fiction, Stephanie Marie Thornton brings women’s history to life. She leads us inside the lives of iconic women we think we know, and we see there’s much more to their stories than their public personas. She tells fascinating stories of many women, from Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice in American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in And They Called It Camelot to her soon-to-be-released Her Lost Words with Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Find out more at

Stephanie Marie Thornton, Her Lost Words: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, silouettes of women with words, flowery pen and inkpot

Women’s History Month can provide empathy and insight. Read the stories of our sisters in the past to trace how we got to where we are today and see where we're headed tomorrow.

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