blog post-june 12, 2014

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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Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published an ebook, Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women, in February 2020 and Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers in May 2020. Now available is Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment giving the women the right to vote. Take a look at them at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and goodreads.com.

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