The following is the e-mail response I got from Newsflesh trilogy author Mira Grant. You may remember the letter I wrote her on December 21st praising her work at smashing stereotypes. This is her response, arrived today in my e-mail.
Thank you so much. This is exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And you're right about Maggie and Buffy. It comes up a bit more in book three, but again, it's just "this is what was, this is where we are now," not some huge dramatic brick to the head.
You really made my day.
All the best,
I feel happy and appreciated right now.