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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 […]

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‘Feminist Baby’ Finds Her Voice In Author Loryn Brantz’s Follow-Up To Her Viral Children’s Book

‘Feminist Baby’ Finds Her Voice In Author Loryn Brantz’s Follow-Up To Her Viral Children’s Book

Whether she is smashing the patriarchy or punching nazi’s, author Loryn Brantz‘s badass little character she created in her now-viral book ‘Feminist Baby’ is nothing short of a one-woman revolution. […]