In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity.
"That girl's got more wrong notions than a barn owl's got mean looks."
Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her—a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda.
The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.
Romy Nordlinger is a New York City-based actor and bestselling audiobook narrator who has recorded over 350 audiobooks for publishers such as Tantor, Dreamscape, Audible, Oasis, Deyan, Podium, Highbridge, Recorded Books, Penguin Random House, HarperAudio, BeeAudio, Blunder Woman, Eljin, and many more. Among some of her favorite titles recorded include the hit ongoing series Haunting Danielle for Tantor, This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald for Dreamscape, The Girl in the Green Sweater (the true Holocaust story of Krystyna Chiger made into an Academy Award-winning film), and Cats Don't Chase Dogs for Podium. She has been recognized in AudioFile magazine and Library Journal amongst many other editorials with critical acclaim. She was recently a SOVAS winner for the full cast recording of Wrong Turn with Blunder Woman Productions. Romy has narrated in a wide array of genres, including mystery, romance, sci-fi, chick-lit, self-help, and nonfiction. She has a strong command of language and dialects and has recorded titles in a plethora of accents ranging from Russian to British and back around the globe again. Some of her film and TV credits include featured roles on Law & Order (Officer Talbor), FBI, Manifest, All My Children, Bull, and Real Life, and she has starred in dozens of productions Off-Broadway and regionally. A passionate bookworm and actress, nothing brings Romy more joy than bringing a book to life by fully embodying its characters and faithfully telling its story with all her heart.