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EPISODE 2: Strong Female Characters and Romantic Elements

This episode aired October 22, 2009, but you can listen to it or read the transcribed interviews at any time.
Each author page contains the author's transcribed interview, plus bonus questions that didn't make it onto the show.

International best-selling authors Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series, Rita Award for Best Novel from the Romance Writers of America) and Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries, Airhead, Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls) have each sold over 15 million books. New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale (Princess Academy, Bayern series) received the Newbery Honor and Josette Frank Award, plus her book hit the American Library Association's Top Ten Books for Young Adults list. Kristin Cashore's novel Graceling is a Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal and Amazon Best Book of the Year, plus it received the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and the SIBA Book Award. Come listen to these wonderful authors on The Author Hour: Your Guide to Fantastic Fiction as they talk to Matthew Peterson about strong female characters and romantic elements in fiction.

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Diana Gabaldon Meg Cabot Shannon Hale Kristin Cashore
Diana Gabaldon (International bestselling author of the Outlander series, 15+ million sold) Meg Cabot (#1 NYT bestselling Princess Diaries, Airhead, Allie Finkle's Rules, 15+ million sold) Shannon Hale (NYT bestselling / Newbery Honor author of Princess Academy, ALA Teens' Top Ten) Kristin Cashore (NYT bestselling Graceling, Publishers Weekly and SLJ Best Book of the Year)

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