She was told nobody wanted to read spy novels by women. She proved them wrong in a big way.
When you talk about barriers to entry, Gayle Lynds could write a book.
Well, she did. Several in fact.
The New York Times bestselling author remembers her struggles to get her first thriller manuscript published under her own name, even if she had the advantage of already having ghost written several novels under contract. But when she set out to write her own, she crashed into a bulwark of sex discrimination in the exclusive male spy genre—and it wasn’t just men blocking her path.
Yet there isn’t a hint of cynicism or anger in her voice when she talks about her history leading up to becoming one of the most popular spy novelists in the world. It started with Masquerade, proclaimed not only a thriller classic, but Publisher’s Weekly ranked it the eighth best spy novel ever written….
Are spy novels your cup of cyanide, too, Rogue readers? Please confess!