I’ll admit to being a little sexist when it comes to literature — I prefer female authors, from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf to Sharyn McCrumb and lots of more modern authors whose names I sometimes forget. The Lowcountry has its share of successful female authors, like Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees), poet Linda Ferguson (Bird Missing from One Shoulder), Dottie Benton Frank (The Christmas Pearl), and Marjory Wentworth (Despite Gravity). These authors and many others — 30 total — will gather for a mass book signing at the Citadel Holliday Alumni House on Sun. Dec. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event is presented by the Center for Women and Barnes & Noble of Mt. Pleasant, and tickets are $10 (763-7333). Light refreshments will be served and books available for purchase. See a full list of authors here.