PWF = Paranormal Women’s Fiction
We are not inventing books with 40+ heroines. We are hoping to define a place for them amongst other genres. There are so many great stories already with older women dealing with real life issues (and magical ones, ’cause paranormal is just cool), but often these books are lumped in with genre titles amongst new adult books and can be hard to find.
Older women kick ass. They know things. They’ve been there. They are worthy of their own literature category. They stopped giving a fuck. They also have their own set of issues that they face–empty nests, widows, divorce, menopause, health, etc–and these issues deserve to be addressed and embraced in literature.
Women friendships matter. Women matter. Our thoughts and feelings matter.
Growing older is a real part of life. No need to hide in the shadows. Unless you’re like a vampire and like shadows. Then by all means, skulk away.
Need a reference point? Think the book/movie Practical Magic for an idea of the feel we’re talking about.
Written by Michelle M. Pillow