Thanks for the awesome writeup, Alex! As someone who never made the school paper when he was in high school, this made me smile.
RP on Refinery29!
Refinery29's piece on the RP book reveals the illustrations for several of the book-only entries, including by far the most elaborate one of all.
Book Tour Update
I've got more details on where you can see me in Durham, Atlanta, Louisville, Chicago, DC, NYC, and Boston!
Muslimah Media Watch's article on Rejected (Muslim) Princesses
This is a very sweet writeup of Rejected Princesses from a Muslim perspective. The writer, Sya Taha, picked up on little bit of nuance I tried to sprinkle throughout the entries (such as Naziq al-Abid's anti-veil depiction not being a sweeping anti-veil statement), for which I am thankful.
Interview with BYU Radio's The Apple Seed
BYU Radio's "The Apple Seed: Tellers and Stories" devoted an entire episode to Rejected Princesses--part of it is an interview with me, and the rest has professional storytellers telling the tales of some women featured on this site.
Co.Create covers the RP book!
Co.Create (a division of FastCompany) covered the RP book with an interview where they ask me my thoughts on the election.
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.
When this Spanish merchant went out to pick cabbages, she stumbled upon an unusual kind of pest: a French knight.
A phenomenally successful archaeologist who became a fashion icon for wearing men's clothing.
When China invaded her native land, this would-be monk put down her pacifist dreams and took up arms.
Mexico's infamous "weeping ghost" has many incarnations: a jilted widow, a slave princess, a milk addict, a coffee bag, and a pair of panties.