Re-imaginings with Christina Henry

Re-imaginings with Christina Henry

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIf you love a story, you love reading it over and over again. But you can also get joy out of reading someone’s reinterpretation of it. When authors decide to take old stories that we know and love and turn them into...
Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures

While we may wish we only appreciated science fiction, fantasy, or horror that presented ideas of gender equality, we’d be lying if we tried to make that claim. There are plenty of books, films, tv shows out there that would make our favourites list that – if we...
Where we’ve been in 2016

Where we’ve been in 2016

2016 has been a terrible year in many respects, but over in our corner of the internet, things have been great. This year saw Charlotte Bond, Lucy Hounsom, and I (Megan Leigh) launch Breaking the Glass Slipper… and let me tell you, it’s been a blast. Our...
Unnecessary romance and token love interests

Unnecessary romance and token love interests

It should come as no surprise to regular listeners of Breaking the Glass Slipper that we take issue with female characters being included in a narrative purely to act as a love interest. Unfortunately, it happens all too often. The conversation has flared up again...
Writing gender

Writing gender

When you set out to write a novel or short story, do you find yourself naturally writing a male protagonist? What about peripheral characters, do you unconsciously refer to them as he? Gender is an inescapable part of character development. An author must choose what...
Interview with Jen Williams

Interview with Jen Williams

This week, host Lucy Hounsom interviews Jen Williams. Jen Williams is the author of The Copper Cat trilogy: The Copper Promise, The Iron Ghost, and The Silver Tide, and is currently working on the first book in a new fantasy series. Along with writer Den Patrick, Jen...