Other literary forms
Rita Mae Brown is a versatile and prolific writer. In addition to her novels, many of which she says she wrote with her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown, she has published an autobiography, Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser (1997); a collection of political articles, A Plain Brown Rapper (1976); and two books of poetry, The Hand That Cradles the Rock (1971) and Songs to a Handsome Woman (1973). In 1982, she produced a screenplay, The Slumber Party Massacre, and a teleplay, I Love Liberty, followed by the creation of other film and television scripts. She has published articles, book reviews, and short stories in periodicals including Horse Country, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, Ms. magazine, and Vogue. Brown has also written introductions for reprinted editions of her novels and for several other authors’ books, including The Troll Garden (1905) by Willa Cather.