The genre of fiction known as "chick-lit" has been a lightning rod for debate in the world of literature, raising questions such as Is chick-lit really literature or just harmless fluff? Is this really an accurate portrayal of the lives of modern women? Eighteen renowned authors—including Jennifer Coburn, Raelynn Hillhouse, Harley Jane Kozak, Cara Lockwood, and Rachel Pine—weigh in with the best of chick-lit—proving that this genre deserves as much, or more, respect as any other. In addition to their story, each author elaborates on her feelings about the 'chick-lit' label, and recommends literary fiction writers that have inspired them.
Lauren gives an overview of the book:
Before becoming a published novelist, I was an independent bookseller and buyer, a Publishers Weekly reviewer, a freelance editor, and a window washer. My first book was published in 2003 and by the end of 2012, I will have had 28 books published. My most recent books for...