I've been super happy that female readers like Led to the Slaughter. The main protagonist is a 14 year old girl, Virginia Reed, and she just came alive for me. I felt like she was a fully developed person, perhaps because she really existed. It was like I was just listening to her. I really liked her and admired her.
Anyway, she's the real hero of the story. She's also the main character to the sequel, The Dead Spend No Gold.
I don't question who the protagonists are in my books. In Tuskers, the main protagonist is a middle aged white guy, like me, but not like me.
But I do seem to have my fair share of female narrators.
People are people. As long as I don't pretend to be all teenage girly or whatever, I think I can be authentic.
5 days ago