Jo Ann Mathews, Writer
A Blog for Writers: Women and Adversity, My Story
What obstacle did I have to overcome when I decided to be a writer?
1) Thinking my first novel would be accepted by an agent or publisher
2) Believing that only the major magazines were outlets for my stories
3) Accepting the fact that editors cut, reject and have the final say about the story
I submitted my “Wives of Bears Football Players” to my local newspaper, The Star, in Chicago’s South Suburbs, and I’ve been getting assignments ever since.
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I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and goodreads.com to learn more.