Mickey Pearlman and Katherine Usher Henderson have, in A Voice of One’s Own, presented interesting and insightful essays of their interview with a notable selection of America’s Writing Women.

It’s an enriching experience to learn the thoughts and personal histories of successful woman writers. Pearlman and Henderson have certainly given women writers the stage in this book, after duly noting that women are often featured as token women writers otherwise.

It is heartening to read and learn about the writing journeys of women writers which are often intertwined and inseparable from their personal lives and experiences.

It’s also encouraging to learn that they come from all sorts of walks of life and professionally pursued writing at different ages and due to different circumstances though all have enjoyed and displayed a knack for writing during younger years.

I highly recommend this book to all writers–especially to aspiring female writers.

(c) Niconica 2012

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