“I’m a Fangirl, a feminist, and a force to be reckoned with.”

Meet Sam Maggs. She’s the associate editor for The Mary Sue (a site we love), host of the Cineplex Pre-Show, and “someone who frequently cries over video games.” She’s also the author of the newly released The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, a.k.a. the ultimate handbook to help ladies live the nerdy life. It’s Sam’s fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.

Of her first book, Sam told the cool nerds over at ThinkGeek, “I wanted to write the book that I wish I had when I was fifteen years old and embarrassed to like video games and superheroes, and felt totally alone and super weird.” She added, “I really wanted other girls and other women out there to feel like they were part of something bigger and part of something important.”

If you’re already geeked-out with excitement, this might just put you over the edge… you can get an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Sam’s The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy here.

For a taste of the vibe of the book, check out her Fangirl Manifesto.