With a little help from our friends…

With a little help from our friends…

Hello beautiful listeners, Breaking the Glass Slipper is now into its third year (hooray)! We’ve loved exploring the topics which are important to us, learning from guests, being part of the community, and we’re so encouraged by the conversations now taking place...
Layers and landscapes with Aliya Whiteley

Layers and landscapes with Aliya Whiteley

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWhat is speculative fiction and what can it offer the world? Aliya Whiteley’s work has been described as “stark, poetic and forthright”, and certainly not easily classified. We talk to her about how...
Gender parity in publisher PR

Gender parity in publisher PR

Women write genre books. Publishers publish those books. Readers read those books. So why are women still underrepresented in the adult SFF market? Why do they not feature on more recommended lists? Why does the community not discuss their books with as great a...
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...