#WomenWriteFunny: Who Are Your Favorite Funny Female Authors?

Karina Glaser

Contributing Editor

Karina Yan Glaser is a full-time writer and illustrator with a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under-resourced areas around the world. Karina is the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade books, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescued animals. One of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can't go anywhere without a book. Website: www.karinaglaser.com; Twitter: @KarinaYanGlaser; Instagram: @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting

On Monday, April 21st, after seeing yet another list of funny children’s books that included only male authors and illustrators, Angie Manfredi asked for people on Twitter to share their favorite funny female authors. It did not take long for the hashtag #WomenWriteFunny to take off. Within twenty-four hours, hundreds of people gave a shout-out to their favorites. The list soon expanded beyond children’s books (Book Riot’s very own Amanda Nelson got a mention!).

Take a look at some of the Twitter responses, and share your own thoughts with us in the comments below. Who are your favorite funny female authors?