Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors (Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You)

on February 16, 2009 in Uncategorized

I wanted to let anyone who is interested in know that I made a Facebook Page for my forthcoming book.

The book itself won’t available until late Summer/early Fall, but I will be sure to post publishing details, speaking engagements, reviews, and interviews both here on my blog and on Facebook.

In the meantime, here is some advance praise:

“Female heroes abound in literature, film and all walks of life, although most people don’t know that they do. Not surprising given how much they challenge the gender roles in which women and girls have historically been confined. This wonderful book shows female heroes breaking out of gender boxes left and right and illuminates new possibilities for the indomitable hero in all of us.”

Kathleen Noble, Ph.D., author of The Sound of the Silver Horn: Reclaiming the heroism in contemporary women’s lives.

“Once upon a time — only a few years ago, actually — women could turn on their TV sets and glory in the adventures of Buffy, Xena, Sydney Bristow, Dana Scully, and many more strong, ass-kicking women. Today there is not one show on the small screen that stars a female action hero. What happened? Comics are not much better. Aside from the occasional exception (for which we are grateful) like Birds of Prey, and women writers like Ivory Madison (The Huntress) and Gail Simone’s newly feminist interpretation of Wonder Woman, most comic book action heroines continue to be male-written and drawn creations whose breasts are bigger then their personalities.

Now along comes Jennifer Stuller, with her very entertaining book, Ink-Stained Amazons, to explore the whys and wherefores of pop culture super women, and perhaps jolt us all into demanding more and stronger women characters. Thank you, Jennifer. We need those role models!”

Trina Robbins, author of The Great American Superheroines (Palace Press, 2009)

4 Responses to “Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors (Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You)”

  1. Leslie Rodriguez says:

    I look forward to picking up a copy as I have been following your work since we first spoke earlier this year. I am working on an in depth analysis of Dollhouse at the moment with a specific comparison of the father/daughter relationship between Echo/handler and Buffy/Giles.

  2. Jennifer K. Stuller says:


    It’s nice to hear from you. I actually thought of you the other day as I was going to invite you to join the Facebook group for my book announcements – though I will be posting them here too.

    I’ll be interested to read what you think of Dollhouse, esp. the angle you’re taking.

  3. Leslie Rodriguez says:


    I am a member of Facebook, though so are about a thousand other people named ‘Leslie Rodriguez.’ I will look for the group this weekend. I have been so busy with my full time job that my blogging and writing has come second, but that is life.

    I am hoping to accomplish some more significant findings this weekend regarding Dollhouse. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon.

  4. Skye says:

    Jennifer, would you drop me a line and let me know how we can help promote the book? -Skye of Heroine Content, skyekilaen gmail com

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