July 24, 2017 • American History, Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
It’s Amelia Earhart Day and here at Quirk Books we’re not only celebrating the birthday of this magnificent groundbreaking aviatrix, we’re also basking in the splendor of the brilliant courageous women who came before and after her. Each of these women brings her own remarkable twist to the history of aviation and we’re thrilled we have the opportunity to share their stories with you today. Happy Amelia Earhart Day, y’all!
June 9, 2017 • Geek Girl, History, Women's Interest
As the lone Canadian in Wonder Women, Sarah Emma Edmonds has a special place in my heart – and hopefully in yours, once you hear about her amazing exploits. You can read her story in full in my book Wonder Women, but I thought I would share with you my quick Coles Notes* on one of the most bad-ass nerdy babes in history, supplemented by original ephemera from Michigan in Letters, Collections Canada, and her own book.
June 8, 2017 • Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
Invariably, when I go on tour or to cons to talk about Wonder Women, someone asks me to pick my favorite woman in the book – and let me tell you, that is a nigh impossible decision. So many of these women have the most kick-ass life stories, and I feel so incredibly honored to have been able to bring them to print.
June 7, 2017 • Comics, Women's Interest
Almost seventy-six years after she was introduced in All Star Comics #8, Diana Prince, Princess of Themyscira, badass superhero Wonder Woman, is finally getting her first live-action solo appearance on the silver screen. The long overdue recognition has been met with some skepticism but a ton of joy and excitement from Wonder Woman fans around the world. Diana is more than just a princess for many: she’s a fierce heroine, a feminist and gay rights icon, everyone’s favorite female superhero, and the hero that we need.
June 6, 2017 • Comics, Geek, Women's Interest
Wonder Woman was the most anticipated movie of the summer and it didn't disappoint. And while we fully intend on repeat viewings of this action-packed film, nothing will replace our first encounter with Princess Diana of Themyscira and her home planet of badass women. On the way home from the movie theatre – just as the popcorn hangover is beginning to kick in – take a detour to your local comic store and immerse yourself in the vibrant worlds of these incredible superheroes. They’re the perfect companion to this summer blockbuster. And since these women haven’t enjoyed multi-million dollar adaptations – yet! – you can count yourself as an early adopter when they finally receive the recognition they deserve.
May 24, 2017 • American History, Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
As space pioneer Sally Ride’s birthday approaches (May 26) and discussion of the incredible women in Hidden Figures demands attention and captivates imaginations, we consider the role of women in science and how, for years, their stories have been superseded by their male counterparts. Today we honor Sally Ride and the countless women who broke boundaries and denied stereotypes by highlighting exceptional accounts of their stories.