I always smile a bit when these best female authors thread crop up, as they do from time to time.
Deep down I always think it suggests
An author that has not been mentioned is Anne Bishop. If you enjoy the dark side you might want to give her Black Jewels series a look.
February wound up being a bit of a weird one for me - losing the publisher just nine months after my novel came out and sort of getting it handed back
I don't really see category genres as being petty or difficult, but a lot of people seem to like to make them difficult and get upset via their own preferences.
Eat those vegetables, Charlotte! Eat them all!