Women and Adversity

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 ...


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 ...

Women and Adversity: Janet Evanovich, Author

October 24, 2019

 At google.com, choose any number from one to 26, add Stephanie Plum, and you’ll find a novel featuring this Trenton, N.J. bounty hunter, the unique character Janet Evanovich created. Twisted ...

Women and Adversity: Tammera Cooper Novelist

October 10, 2019

Tammera Cooper told author Lizzie Lee in an interview, “I didn’t think about writing a book until my husband died in 2009. You start to think about what’s important when you lose someone c ...

Women and Adversity: Leila Meacham Novelist

September 26, 2019

Leila Meacham, who lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband, had three romances published in the '80s while teaching high school English. She started a novel but abandoned it because teaching dem ...

Women and Adversity: Cheryl A. S. Hurley Guest Blogger Leadership, Mindset and Wellness Coach

September 12, 2019

Change is inevitable! We face change every day of our lives, and change can have a different impact on our lives. My personal experiences amid chaos became my teacher. I learned how t ...


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