BtGS Podcast


“An intelligent must-listen podcast exploring genre’s attitude to women”

“Every episode is an absolute delight…a real eye-opener of a podcast”

Welcome to Breaking the Glass Slipper, a new podcast celebrating women in genre. We publish bi-monthly (every other Thursday) across all popular podcasting platforms.

The series was inspired by writer Juliet McKenna who recently commented on her blog about the many so-called ‘best of’ genre fiction lists that conspicuously lacked titles by women. Breaking the Glass Slipper’s aims are straightforward:

  • We want to get people talking about women, be they authors, readers or characters.
  • We want to look at gender narratives, the roles women adopt inside and outside genre fiction.
  • We want to celebrate great writing and bring less-publicised authors to a wider readership.

And we invite everyone to listen, reflect and take part in the discussion. You can find all our episodes here. We’re always open to episode or guest suggestions so do get in touch if you have ideas to share.

About your hosts

Lucy Hounsom is a writer and reader of fantasy, a bookseller for Waterstones and a reviewer for the website Fantasy Faction. Her debut novel Starborn, shortlisted for the Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut, was published by Tor in 2015 and is the first book in the Worldmaker Trilogy. Lucy lives in Devon, UK with two cats and many dragons. You can follow her @silvanhistorian.
Charlotte Bond is a ghostwriter, author, commissioning editor and reviewer. Her ghostwriting credits include a children’s fantasy series, two young adult romantic suspense books, and a cosy mystery series. Her Amazon page has links to all her books. In 2015, she became the commissioning editor for Gemstone Romance. She is also a reviewer for Ginger Nuts of Horror and a guest reviewer at Jane and Bex’s Book Blog. Follow her on Twitter @offred85.
Megan Leigh is the head honcho at Pop Verse, fiction writer and avid pop culture consumer. Follow her on Twitter @m_leigh_g.