Post your favorite MALE author who writes a strong female lead character.Post your favorite MALE author who writes a strong female lead character. Spencer #questionnaire
George R.R. Martin created Cersei and she is not a joke.
Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy.
Garth Nix – Abhorsen series ?
This is the one I was waiting for. Sabriel. My favorite
Mine too ?
Douglas Kennedy, A Special Relationship.
Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials. And George R.R. Martin, though A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones) is more of an ensemble series.
Yes! Definitely second Philip Pullman.
Sidney Sheldon – all his books have strong female leads.
G. Del Toro, and the guy that wrote the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Can’t remember his name!
Stephen King Misery
Daniel Defoe (Moll Flanders), Wilkie Collins (they may seem like delicate women in corsets but watch out), Phil Rickman (Merrily Watkins), E. M Forster (Where Angels Fear to Tread).
Carl Sagan ‘Contact’.
Dean Koontz-Jane Hawk
Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching!
They are countless, but the first that comes to mind is Jay Kristoff—he does it EVERY damn time!?
Yes yes yes
George RR Martin: arya stark,Cersi lannister, Danaerys Targareyen
Arya is one of my favorites too!
I think Susannah Dean from Stephen Kings Dark Tower series was wonderfully done. Also reading Year One by Nora Roberts and I’m really starting to like the characters even if they are a little archetypical so far.
John Marsden – Tomorrow when the war began series and the Ellie chronicles.
Stephen King – each one of his character
Jonathan Maberry (Dead of Night, Rot & Ruin)
Alan Bradley; Flavia de Luce series
George RR Martin, Neil Gaimen.
James Patterson Women’s Murder Club and Nana Mama in the Alex Cross series
Richard Peck comes to mind with a few of his books that featured Blossom Culp.
James Patterson Lindsay Boxer from the Woman’s Murder Club series
@Jenny, thanks for bringing up James Patterson. That helped me remember his character Max from the Maximum Ride Series.
Yes I like Amelia!
Rick Riordan, his ladies are always badass
Robert Jordan….his Wheel of Time series features numerous strong women, in both leading and supporting roles!
Roarke from the ‘In Death’ series by JD Robb and Matthew Clairmont from ‘Discovery if Witches’ by Deborah Harkins
Oopsie….you got it backwards! It’s male *authors* and female *characters*!
Terry Pratchett and Tiffany Aching or Granny Wheaterwax.
Garth Nix. Sabriel and Lirael for the win.
Philip Pullman. Lyra Belacqua is the best character I’ve ever read.
Don’t have one. All the authors I read have been females, so far. I’ll take recommends.
James Patterson … especially in his Women’s Murder Club series . The series is 16 books strong with book 17 … ” 17th Suspect ” coming out on April 30 .
*Looks at book collection* The day I realized most of my books are written by women. ?? I do have some male author books though, don’t think I’ve read them yet, I’ll have to look.
Neal Stephenson the diamond age ,the baroque cycle ,and particularly seveneves
James Patterson’s Lyndsey Boxer of the Women’s Murder club. He makes her so awesome. I wish she was real. She’d be an awesome friend.
I’d have to say that Patrick Rothfuss books made me feel like he knows woman’s hearts, knows woman on a deeper level. George R.R. Martin also comes to mind the way he wrote Arya’s fierce character. Last I can think of is Madeleine Brent books…don’t be fooled by the name Madeleine Brent is a Man! All he writes are strong female characters.
What does. Madeline Brent write? I just finished Roth fuss’s books except for “The Regard Of Silent Things”.
The regard of silent things is Auri’s story it was also an enjoyable read into her world underground ? on Madeleine Brent off the top of my head Moonraker’s Bride. Capricorn Stone. Stormswift. Golden Urchin. Her books were written in the 70s and 80s and I believe the genre is suspense/romance for the most part!
Golden Urchin is definitely an adventure. About an English woman kidnapped and dumped in the Australian outback ?
@Angela that does sound interesting.
Brandon Sanderson Cosmere
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Thank you so much!!
@Josie no problem. There are a couple I really like chatting with. So have your read Elantris? It’s Brandon Sanderson’s first book.
@Yannie not yet, it’s on my shelf waiting to be read though! I’m doing a re-read of mistborn now (I’m almost finished The Hero of Ages), and then I think I’ll move onto Elantris.