After the death of the amazingly influential Maya Angelou, all of us took the time to reflect on the way that her words, stories and wisdom influenced us as writers and women. With that came plenty of pondering about other female authors who are just as badass as Maya was. And trust us, Maya was absolutely one bad mama jama.
So check out this round up of 13 women in the world of modern literature who are talented, influential and straight up badass. Seriously, you need to read their books ASAP.