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Jenny Forrester: The TNB Self-Interview

02 May 2017|

Who do you think you are? I mean, what makes you so special?

I ask myself these questions all the time. I imagine people asking these questions about me behind my back. So, I wanted to include them at the beginning of this Self Interview. They’re actually important questions. Even though some people would say we shouldn’t be this hard on ourselves, I think we should. I think we should come to the page, whether we’re writing the page or reading it, with a sense of urgency.

Who do we...Forward

Publishers Weekly includes Rhonda Hughes with notable women publishers Fiona McCrae, Emily Gould, Brooke Warner, Dominique Raccah, C. Spike Trotman, Laura Stanfill, Rana D’Orio, Rosalie Morales Kearns, and Gigi Ishmael

01 May 2017|

Women Rule In Indie Publishing
Women are finding fulfilling careers running indie publishers
By Anisse Gross


In sheer number, women—primarily straight white women—are the backbone of the publishing industry. PW’s annual salary survey showed that women represented 74% of the publishing workforce in both 2015 and 2016, a figure in line with the Lee & Low Diversity Baseline Survey of 2015, which found that 78% of those working in publishing are cis women, of whom 88% are heterosexual and...Forward

“Forrester doesn’t gloss over the difficult parts of her life, but rather tells stories of how that adversity formed a stronger individual.” —Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews

27 Mar 2017|

In Narrow River, Wide Sky, Jenny Forrester traces her journey from growing up in a trailer in a small, conservative Colorado town to becoming a college-educated, feminist writer, and how that changes her relationships along the way. This is a moving memoir about how the influence of family can remain long after people drift apart, and how one never truly forgets the circumstances of one’s childhood.

Forrester’s relationship with her mother forms the core of the story; the book starts with...Forward

Joan of Arc Sci-Fi Movie in Works Based on Lidia Yuknavitch’s Novel (EXCLUSIVE) by Dave McNary, Variety

03 Mar 2017|

Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell of Stone Village Productions have won a competitive auction for movie rights to Lidia Yuknavitch’s sci-fi novel “The Book of Joan.”

The book is a re-telling of the Joan of Arc saga in a terrifying future where the heroine has emerged to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed. A group of rebels unite to dismantle the iron rule of a dictator, galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force.

“I am...Forward

“Ex-Neo Nazis Explain What’s Driving the Alt-Right,” by Annie Armstrong for Vice

28 Feb 2017|

Very little has felt as satisfying to watch as the famed white supremacist/founder of the “alt-right” movement, Richard Spencer getting clocked in the face during an interview last month. The clip spurned a fervent argument online about whether or not it’s okay to punch a neo-Nazi—but it goes without saying that as cathartic as punching a white supremacist in the face may be, it won’t get us much closer to figuring out how to reckon with them.

Talking with ex neo-Nazis themselves might, so...Forward