I’m curious if you have any information, even an educated guess, as to how many (non-General Authority) LDS authors are male vs. female. I’d also be interested in your take as to why you think there are more men than women, or vice versa (depending on what your answer to the first question is).
Uhmmm, I have no idea…
But a quick check of my 2011 published fiction list (published thus far this year, including both LDS and national publishers) turns up 90 female authors and 36 male authors.
My guess is non-fiction would be opposite this, but I don’t know for sure.
As to why there are more women writing fiction then men?
- Women need something to do when the kids and housework make them crazy?
- Women are better multi-taskers?
- Men are busy working themselves silly at their day job?
- Men are less willing to accept the usually paltry financial payoff of writing?
Readers? What think ye?