June 8th is Women’s Fiction Day! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll be seeing a lot about Women’s Fiction Day this week, including great authors you’ll want to follow, books to add to your TBR list, special events, and LOTS of amazing giveaways.
If you enjoy books that follow a protagonist through an emotional journey toward greater self-awareness and fulfilment, you probably read a lot of Women’s Fiction, even if you didn’t realize that’s what the industry calls it. Women’s fiction is not necessarily written by women. It’s not fiction written just for women. And it’s not even necessarily fiction about women. But the primary writers and readers seem to be women, and quite often (though not always) the protagonist is female.
But women grow up reading (and continue reading) books written by men about men, so why shouldn’t men read books written by women about women?
What distinguishes Women’s Fiction is that is does not rely on tropes or formulae that genres like Romance or Cozy Mystery or Suspense do. There might be romance, or there might not. There might be a mystery, or there might not. There might be a happy ending, or a story might end in tragedy, or in some bittersweet spot in between.
Women’s Fiction can be contemporary or historical or time-slip or happen in some future imagined time.
It’s a wildly entertaining and wide-ranging genre and I’m excited to introduce to you some authors who may be new to you, so be sure to follow me on Facebook or Instagram to get in on all the Women’s Fiction Day fun. On June 7th, I’ll be posting a TON about other writers, most of whom are running Women’s Fiction Day giveaways on the 8th. Then on June 8th, I’ll also be offering you a way to enter my own giveaway, where you can win a copy of each of my four Women’s Fiction novels.
Be sure to follow and share with your reading friends!