"From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines."
Crisscross America—on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains—from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join Leslye and fourteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They’re making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.
Look for Leslye's short story, "Los Destinos," about three Mexican sisters as the Fates in post-annexation Texas.
Praise for A Tyranny of Petticoats
★ "Brassy bank robbers, brave trailblazers, and ball-busting debutantes make all sorts of noise in this collection of 15 stories. The collection as a whole is strong, though standouts include Leslye Walton's "El Destinos," a fable of fate in 1840s Texas...The heroines are tough and memorable and full of heart, and the concept is irresistible. Stock up–this one will practically sell itself. — Booklist (starred review)
★ "A must-buy. This collection will be sure to spark an interest in anyone who wants to indulge in strong and introspective young women living in a variety of historical time periods."
— School Library Journal (starred review)