Always happy to see a list that focuses like a laser on the exact authors who were so important to me when I was growing up.
This is a post at Grey Dog Tales: TEN CLASSIC FEMALE FANTASY AUTHORS.
I bet you could guess most of the authors on this list, especially if you know my taste. Here they are:
The one that didn’t age as well for me: Andre Norton — but I would still suggest them for younger readers. I know, I KNOW, the ending of The Dark Is Rising series is iffy. Still a great series. Joy Chant didn’t write a lot, of course, but I’m sure we all loved Red Moon and Black Mountain, right?
I’m particularly pleased because this post specifically points to The Power of Three, one of Diana Wynne Jones’ books that I think doesn’t get enough attention.
The only author here I didn’t much care for (and didn’t read much of) was Sheri Tepper. Maybe I should give her books another try.
The only author here I’ve never heard of is Patricia Wrightson. Given the company she’s keeping here, I should *definitely* give her books a try!