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Who are the most influential women authors?
There are many lists out there to tell you about the amazing women in literature.  However, this one will reflect not only historical considerations but also the ones that have made a lasting impact on the women of Norns Triad Publications!

MAYA ANGELOU – 1928-2014
American biographer, poet, playwright, composure, director, producer, actress, singer, dancer, and activist.  She is best known for her novel, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

J.K. ROWLING – (born 1965)
This English author is best known for her Harry Potter book series.  She was the first billion-dollar author ever!

MARY SHELLEY – 1797-1851
A British author best known for her haunting tale, Frankenstein.  She was the only daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft.  She was also the second wife to Percy Bysshe Shelley.

TONI MORRISON – 1931-2019
This American writer and professor is the first African American woman selected for a Noble Prize in Literature.  She is best known for her book Beloved.

LOIS LOWERY – (born 1937)
An American author best known for her books The Giver and Number The Stars.

MARGARET ATWOOD – (born 1939)
A Canadian writer, poet, inventor, activist, and feminist.  She is best known for her novel, The Handmaiden’s Tale.

JEAN M. AUEL – (born 1936)
An American author best known for her Earth’s Children series.

ANNE MCCAFFREY – 1926-2011
An American-Irish author whose best known for her young adult series, Dragonriders of Pern

KATHLEEN O’NEAL GEAR – (born 1954)
An American author and Archaeologist.  Award-winning as both a scholar and writer, she is best known for her People Books – First American book series written with her husband, W. Michael Gear.

An American author best known for her Little House book series.

A Canadian writer best known for her Anne of Green Gables book series.

An American author who wrote Gone With The Wind.

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