Women and Adversity

Women and Adversity: Rajia Hassib, Part I, Novelist

March 26, 2020

Rajia Hassib’s first novel, In the Language of Miracles, is about an Arab-American family dealing with their son’s arrest for rape. In an interview she says she wanted to explain what it’s l ...

Women and Adversity: Rebecca Hodge, Novelist

March 12, 2020

Rebecca Hodge wrote her debut novel, Wildland, while working full-time as a clinical scientist. She says, “As a result, my writing was heavily concentrated on the weekends!” Hodge was bo ...

Women and Adversity: L. Diane Wolfe, Author, Publisher

February 27, 2020

“How to Publish Your Book Now” and “How to Promote Your Book Now” were presentations L. Diane Wolfe gave at the September 2019 Hampton Roads Writers Conference. Both were based on her bo ...

Women and Adversity: Jo Ann Mathews Author, Blogger

February 13, 2020

My first ebook, Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women, is available on several platforms thanks to Bent Elbow Press. The book is based on this blog I’ve written since 2014. I chose to f ...

Women and Adversity: Hazel Prior, Author, Harpist

January 23, 2020

The harp is one of the most fascinating instruments, and Hazel Prior is not only a professional harpist but author of the highly acclaimed Ellie and the Harp Maker.  Prior, 51, w ...

WOMEN AND ADVERSITY: JODI PICOULT, BESTSELLING NOVELIST

December 26, 2019

NOTE:  I had this post scheduled for March 28, 2019, but many readers said they never received it, so I'm running it here to close out 2019. As we enter 2020, I'm reaching out to readers and asking ...

Women and Adversity: Sharyn McCrumb, Author, Part II

December 12, 2019

In Part I Sharyn McCrumb answered my question about the research she does (See it at jamathews.com/blog). This post gives some biographical information ...

Women and Adversity: Sharyn McCrumb, Author, Part I

November 28, 2019

I choose tables up front at events, so at the Hampton Roads Writers Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, Sharyn McCrumb came in and sat at the unreserved table where I was. Bright, witty and entertai ...

Women and Adversity: Laura Drake, Novelist

November 14, 2019

Laura Drake has carved out a unique romance niche for herself by writing about cowboys and bull riding. “The Sweet Spot,” the first in her three-book series Sweet on a Cowboy, won the 2014 Rom ...

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