We were both writing for Geekosystem at the time, with my former college roommate Glen Tickle. We geeked out over movies and comics, as one does at such a party, and talked about the awesome cosplay we saw at the convention. I enjoyed her articles and writing ever since.
Fast forward two or so years, and Quirk is putting out her debut book. The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy. And I couldn't be happier to see her smart, witty writing in print. This is one special book, and I'm thrilled to give you all a sneak peek!
The book's editor, Blair Thornburgh, sounds off about it:
"Editors dream of working on projects that are fun, well-written, timely, and meaningful, and this book—this book, you guys!!—is all that and more.
From the first time I read the proposal for THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY I knew I wanted to edit it. It's about fandom! And the internet! And women! And feminism! And GIFs!!!* I love all of these things and working on this book made me love them more. Sam Maggs is a fantastic, insightful, kind, hilarious, and super-duper-smart geek about town, and Kelly Bastow's lovely illustrations are whimsical and fun and represent all different kinds of fangirls. (Plus, I got to edit interviews from some of the women in geekery whom I've long admired!) And, in a time when so many women struggle to find a voice in the larger media landscape, it's a pretty special thing to get to work on a creative team where everyone—literary agent, author, illustrator, designers, and me, the editrix—is female.
In short, this book rocks, and I'm lucky to have worked on it. Geek girls FTW!
*There are no actual GIFs in the book but only because technology has not come that far."
Here's a little sneak peek at the book! Enjoy!