I read in the paper this morning that a Houston MALE author is getting $3.75 million to write a vampire trilogy.
Why did I emphasize the word MALE?
Because women authors have been writing these kinds of books for more than a decade. Some of the authors have fanatical followings who wait for their books the same way readers wait for a new Harry Potter. I don't know any of them getting that kind of advance money.
It's no secret to writers that there's a huge disparity in advances between men and women authors. I'm not saying the men aren't worth it. I'm just saying the women are worth it too.
On the heels of my mild outrage, came other thoughts. Who is this guy's agent? And is she/he taking new clients?