Cherie Priest is the author of Four and Twenty Blackbirds and Fathom, two lyrical and haunting novels. Brangien writes of her in Seattle Magazine: "Priest grew up with a pension for horror and fantasy-perhaps because her mother, a Seventh Day Adventist, promised that the Second Coming could happen at any minute." She makes up her own monsters, no pre-fabs for her.
Who are your favorite women writers? What kind of odd jobs did they have as teens or young adults?
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