ReadersMagnet presents Wendy veronica Lisare, author of the inspiring book The Other Side of Fear, and other women authors to check out this coming month of June.

June is just around the corner, and the end of the spring season is just a few weeks away. While many of us savored the time going on vacation trips and other activities, some chose to stay at home to pass away the time and busy themselves with other endeavors, including reading a few books. Although the season is almost at its end, it’s never too late to grab a new book and discover something new and inspiring this spring.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is one of the celebrated women authors of the last century. Since the 1960s, she has already published dozens of award-winning novels and poems. When it comes to women’s literature, Atwood’s contributions are truly remarkable. This year, the brilliant author presents us with another outstanding work- Burning Questions, a collection of selected essays. Atwood’s latest works cover essays written from 2004 to 2021. The best-selling author shares her funny, curious, and uncannily prescient insights on various issues, including technology, climate crisis, and even mysteries of the universe.

Wendy Veronica Lisare

Wendy Veronica Lisare is a relatively new author. Her debut work is the inspiring memoir The Other Side of Fear: My Journey Into Perfect Love which was released in 2019. The Other Side of Fear chronicles Lisare’s incredible life journey. With courage and honesty, she details how she suffered childhood abuses, paralyzing fears, a loveless 27-year marriage that ended in divorce, the death of a granddaughter, and her battle with cancer. The Other Side of Fear also celebrates the author’s journey of faith and hope, from a rewarding nursing job to a fulfilling career as a minister of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Though this is just her first book, Wendy Veronica Lisare is among the inspiring voice of this decade.

Daphne Palasi Andreades

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Daphne Palasi Andreades is among the contemporary women writers whose works have inspired not only women of color but women from different backgrounds. Andreades’s accolades include an MFA from Columbia University, a Henfield Prize, and a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship. She is also the recipient of a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship and the author of the recently published novel, Brown Girls. The book depicts a collective portrait of childhood, adulthood, and beyond. It also explores female friendship, a powerful depiction of women finding their place in today’s society. 

Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is an award-winning British author known for publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, journalism, and literary criticism. Her works also expand to radio and theater drama. Evaristo draws inspiration from her interest in the African Diaspora. Her debut work is the heartwarming memoir, Manifesto: On Never Giving Up. The work features the author’s early life, her struggle to bring her creative work to a wider platform, and how she helped set up Britain’s first Black women’s theatre company. Evaristo’s powerful book covers contemporary perspectives and discussions about race, social class, feminism, and sexuality, among many other topics. It is a must-read book for all those who seek inspiration to further their personal goals and creative works. 

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at the American University in Washington, D.C. Perkins-Valdez is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Wench and Balm. In 2020, Dolen was nominated for a United States Artist Fellowship. Her third novel, entitled Take My Hand, is a story about a nurse who works at a family-planning clinic in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1973. It is set to be released this year. Dolen Perkins-Valdez also wrote the introduction to a special edition of another bestseller, Twelve Years A Slave, by Solomon Northup. She also chairs the Board of PEN/Faulkner Foundation.