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‘The Night Visitors’ – A New Genre-Bending Thriller With Smart Commentary On Abusive Relationships & Family Trauma

‘The Night Visitors’ – A New Genre-Bending Thriller With Smart Commentary On Abusive Relationships & Family Trauma

By Carol Goodman A woman and a ten-year-old boy are on a bus driving through the snowy Catskills. They are fleeing an abusive man. They have no money, no other […]

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Author Tackles A Taboo Subject Heavily Stigmatized Among Women – Choosing To Be Child-Free.

Author Tackles A Taboo Subject Heavily Stigmatized Among Women – Choosing To Be Child-Free.

By Kate Kaufmann Who counts as family when you don’t have kids? The answer can be ambiguous. It’s a delicate dance sometimes, finding our family roles and places of belonging […]

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Feminist Sci-Fi Author Pens Fantasy Short Story Collection About Trump Post-Impeachment, In A Galaxy Far Far Away.

Feminist Sci-Fi Author Pens Fantasy Short Story Collection About Trump Post-Impeachment, In A Galaxy Far Far Away.

By Marleen S. Barr Donald Trump was ensconced in his Fifth Avenue aerie contemplating his Cabinet appointments. He glanced at an oblong lamp adorned with a spout and a semi-circular […]

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How The Pressure For Perfection Led Me To Write Novels With A Flawed Female Protagonist

How The Pressure For Perfection Led Me To Write Novels With A Flawed Female Protagonist

By Kathleen Valenti It’s not exactly a secret that there’s tremendous pressure on women to be perfect. Every magazine ad, television show, and movie demand that we have flushed cheeks, […]

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Author Recalls Childhood Steeped In Religious Fundamentalism & Poverty In New Memoir

Author Recalls Childhood Steeped In Religious Fundamentalism & Poverty In New Memoir

By Kelly J Beard My mother saw demons. I learned this while curled at her feet, eavesdropping on her conversations during Bible Study. She and three other women from Desert […]

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It’s 2018 And Some Female Authors STILL Have To Disguise Their Gender So Male Readers Won’t Be Turned Off

It’s 2018 And Some Female Authors STILL Have To Disguise Their Gender So Male Readers Won’t Be Turned Off

By LS Hawker The first time an Amazon reviewer referred to me as “Mr. Hawker,” I wasn’t angry. I wasn’t offended. My reaction was this: “It worked!” I confess that […]

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Author Donna Levin Says The Secret To Her Success Is Her Community Of Female Writers

Author Donna Levin Says The Secret To Her Success Is Her Community Of Female Writers

By Donna Levin ‘He Could Be Another Bill Gates’, my latest novel, journeyed a long, tortuous route from idea to printed page. Forget Sasquatch and the Loch Ness monster. The […]

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Easy Ways To Encourage STEM Activities & Opportunities At Home With Young Girls

Easy Ways To Encourage STEM Activities & Opportunities At Home With Young Girls

By Cole Williams If you are a parent that wants to offer your child difficult to read subjects like science, math, chemistry, physics and the like, but have no formal […]

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How Discovering Maya Angelou As A College Student Led Me To Become An Award-Winning Author

How Discovering Maya Angelou As A College Student Led Me To Become An Award-Winning Author

By Dana Chamblee Carpenter Growing up in a small town in rural America can be stifling for anyone with a touch of wanderlust. But when you’re also a girl who […]

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From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

From Fearless Girl To Fretful Teen: Why More & More Girls Are Growing Up Unhappy

By Kim McCabe She’s three and she sticks her tummy out proudly. 
She’s thirteen and she sucks her tummy in shamefully.
 What went wrong? She climbs a tree to play […]

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Author Weaves In Themes Of Hope & Resilience To Tackle Teen Suicide In Debut Novel

Author Weaves In Themes Of Hope & Resilience To Tackle Teen Suicide In Debut Novel

By Lauren Speeth As a judge of student films, I have a sense of what’s on students’ minds, or at least the ones who submit to Campus Moviefest, The World’s […]

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Free Women of Color with their Children and Servants, oil painting by Agostino Brunias, Dominica, c. 1764–1796.

New Novel Explores The Hidden Role Of Free Women Of Color During The Battle Of New Orleans

By Sue Ingalls Finan Much has been written about Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, yet the city’s females, who played a crucial role before, during […]

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Author Kathryn Berla Tackles The “Mean Girls” Phenomenon In Her Novel ‘The Kitty Committee’

Author Kathryn Berla Tackles The “Mean Girls” Phenomenon In Her Novel ‘The Kitty Committee’

By Kathryn Berla As someone who relied on the strength of my female friendships to help me get this far in life, I would be very reluctant to write a […]

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Debut Novelist Rita Dragonette Writes Female-Focused, Coming-Of-Age Vietnam-Era Story

Debut Novelist Rita Dragonette Writes Female-Focused, Coming-Of-Age Vietnam-Era Story

The following excerpt, titled ‘At The Smithsonian’, is an excerpt from Rita Dragonette’s debut novel ‘The Fourteenth Of September’, available for purchase on September 18, 2018. She was glad to […]

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Author & Activist Marie Unanue Writes Books To Help Children Become Advocates For Kindness

Author & Activist Marie Unanue Writes Books To Help Children Become Advocates For Kindness

By Marie Unanue The story of Phatty and Payaso came to me while watching our overweight cat plop his big belly down at the front door of our apartment to […]