Neil Gaiman

This is an author you want to check out. He’s kooky and entertaining; a brilliant writer with a diversified career (kids books, adult novels, screenplays for tv and film and graphic novels). He wrote “Coraline” which was recently made into a movie – those of you with kids will recognize it.

I first came across his work when a friend recommended “The Graveyard Book” as something my son might enjoy. It’s about a boy, Nobody Owens, who is raised in a graveyard by ghosts. You can check it out online – he reads the entire book, one chapter at a time, at each of his book signings.

Here’s Neil Gaiman wondering why he never became a dental hygenist:


About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women