Erin Blakemore, author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf, on tour November/December 2011

Posted By on October 20, 2011

About The Heroine’s Bookshelf

• Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (November 15, 2011)

Jo March, Scarlett O’Hara, Scout Finch—the literary canon is brimming with intelligent, feisty, never-say-die heroines and celebrated female authors. They placed a premium on personality, spirituality, career, sisterhood, and family, not unlike women of today. When they were up against the wall, authors like Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott fought back—sometimes with words, sometimes with gritty actions.

Witty, informative, and inspiring—full of beloved heroines and the remarkable writers who created them—The Heroine’s Bookshelf explores how the pluck and dignity of literary characters such as Jane Eyre and Lizzy Bennet can encourage modern women, showing them how to tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence and grace. From Zora Neale Hurston to Colette, Laura Ingalls Wilder to Charlotte Brontë, Harper Lee to Alice Walker, here are authors whose spirited stories and characters are more inspiring today than ever.

About Erin Blakemore

Erin M. Blakemore learned to drool over Darcy and cry over Little Women in suburban San Diego, California. These days, her inner heroine loves roller derby, running her own business, and hiking in her adopted hometown of Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf:
Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Read Erin’s blog at You can also follow her on Twitter, @heroinebook, and connect with her on Facebook. Her website is

Erin’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, November 15th: The Lost Entwife

Thursday, November 17th: Bookstack

Friday, November 18th: Books and Movies

Tuesday, November 22nd: The 3 R’s

Wednesday, November 23rd: Amusing Reviews

Tuesday, November 29th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Wednesday, November 30th: Book Addiction

Thursday, December 1st: Reviews from the Heart

Monday, December 5th: Book Drunkard

Thursday, December 8th: Melody & Words


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