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Who run the literary world? GIRLS. Women writers have been kicking butt for a long time and it’s time we acknowledge those who changed the literature game.

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My novel This Monstrous Thing is based on Frankenstein and the life story of its author, Mary Shelley. She wrote Frankenstein, which is widely considered the first science fiction novel, at the tender age of nineteen. In honor of Ms. Shelley and her history-changing novel, here are some things you might not know about eight other badass ladies who changed literature.

1. Murasaki Shikibu

What is widely considered the first modern novel, The Tale of Genji, was penned anonymously by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting in the Imperial court of Japan in the 1000s who learned to read and write in secret when she was a child.

2. Phillis Wheatley

Born in West Africa and sold into slavery at a young age, poetess and author Phillis Wheatley was the first published African American woman. George Washington himself was so impressed with her poetry he invited her to his house for a visit.

3. Mary Wollstonecraft

Mother of my girl Mary Shelley, Miss Wollstonecraft is one of the founding feminist philosophers and author of the gender-equality hoisting A Vindication of the Rights of Women. She also talked her way into a job as one of the first female foreign correspondent for a newspaper while she was living in Paris during the French Revolution.

4. Baroness Emma Orczy

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