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Feminism, Anti-War Demonstrations & Abortion Rights Intersect In New Coming-Of-Age Novel

Feminism, Anti-War Demonstrations & Abortion Rights Intersect In New Coming-Of-Age Novel

It’s 1969. Fiona, a brilliant, beautiful art student, struggles to find herself as she lives through the dramatic events of her time: sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll, the first […]

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Francine Pascal’s Iconic ‘Sweet Valley Twins’ To Be Adapted As Graphic Novels For A New Generation

Francine Pascal’s Iconic ‘Sweet Valley Twins’ To Be Adapted As Graphic Novels For A New Generation

If you’re a child of the ’80s and ’90s, you’ll be familiar with the phenomenon that is “Sweet Valley High” – the story starring twin sisters Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. […]

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Debut Author Subverts “Good Girl” Trope In Dark YA Fantasy Series

Debut Author Subverts “Good Girl” Trope In Dark YA Fantasy Series

What if you were told from the moment you were born that you were evil? Debut author Victory Witherkeigh creates a thrilling YA story that subverts expectations and finds that […]

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Multi Award-Winning Brazilian Author Pens English YA Debut Filled With Magic & Mythology

Multi Award-Winning Brazilian Author Pens English YA Debut Filled With Magic & Mythology

 Sway to the beat of beauty and poetry in ‘The Musician’ (Dec 13, 2022, Koehler Books) a new YA novel by multi award-winning Brazilian author, Heloisa Prieto. With over 2 […]

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What Living Among Arab Women Has Taught Me About Women’s Empowerment

What Living Among Arab Women Has Taught Me About Women’s Empowerment

By Yana Spencer I moved to the Middle East five years ago, having previously lived and worked on women’s empowerment projects in South-East Asia, Europe, Africa and the Balkans. I […]

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Patriarchal Culture Is To Blame For A High Number Of Trafficking Cases In India

Patriarchal Culture Is To Blame For A High Number Of Trafficking Cases In India

By Katarzyna Rybarczyk Human trafficking, an issue affecting mainly women and girls, has been a major problems across the country for generations. Although it is difficult to measure the exact […]

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Taking Rumination Up A Mountain: A Story Of Shifting Gears After A Close Call

Taking Rumination Up A Mountain: A Story Of Shifting Gears After A Close Call

Our human brains are great at thinking. It’s how we problem solve, create, and even connect.  But not all thinking is productive. When we get stuck in a pattern of […]

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Writing In A New Genre: Excellent Adventure Or Bad Decision?

Writing In A New Genre: Excellent Adventure Or Bad Decision?

By Susan K. Hamilton I’ll read just about anything, but like most people, I have some genres that I gravitate to and some I don’t. So, when I first turned […]

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Communication Expert Explains Why We Shouldn’t Shy Away From Uncomfortable Conversations

Communication Expert Explains Why We Shouldn’t Shy Away From Uncomfortable Conversations

By Debra Roberts, LCSW There’s an old belief that women shouldn’t bring up topics because they might make others feel uncomfortable. If we follow that philosophy, we are more worried […]

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3 Hidden Secrets About The Power Of Imbalance

3 Hidden Secrets About The Power Of Imbalance

By Marisa Cleveland Back in July of 2020, I created a post on Instagram that read, “I have found that balance is the archnemesis of creativity. If you want to […]

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Buddhist Kyomi O’Connor’s Debut Memoir Follows Her Spiritual Journey After Losing Her Husband To Cancer

Buddhist Kyomi O’Connor’s Debut Memoir Follows Her Spiritual Journey After Losing Her Husband To Cancer

The following is an excerpt from ‘A Sky Of Infinite Blue‘ (September 6, She Writes Press), Buddhist and Medium Kyomi O’Connor’s debut memoir about her spiritual journey after losing her husband to […]

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Award-Winning Author Jamie Beck’s ‘Take It From Me’ A Humorous New Novel About Friendships & Secrets

Award-Winning Author Jamie Beck’s ‘Take It From Me’ A Humorous New Novel About Friendships & Secrets

The following is an excerpt from award-winning author Jamie Beck’s forthcoming novel ‘Take It From Me’ (Paperback, September 20, 2022), a humorous and heartwarming novel about friendship and all its […]

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How Writing Paved Way For My Healing & Recovery From PTSD And Bipolar Disorder

How Writing Paved Way For My Healing & Recovery From PTSD And Bipolar Disorder

By Amelia Zachry [TW: mention of rape] Trauma and mental illness colored most of my adult life. I was diagnosed with PTSD and Bipolar Disorder II at age twenty-six. I […]

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Writing about Resilient Chinese Women In My New Novel “Tomorrow in Shanghai”

Writing about Resilient Chinese Women In My New Novel “Tomorrow in Shanghai”

By May-Lee Chai A friend of mine complained to me once about the hierarchy of accents in the big tech companies where she has worked. “They like all kinds of […]

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My Journey Through The Pandemic & A Divorce To Single Motherhood And Entrepreneurship

My Journey Through The Pandemic & A Divorce To Single Motherhood And Entrepreneurship

By Hsin Chen In the fall of 2019, my husband, kids and I moved to Spain. Five months later, the pandemic began. We were stuck at home during lockdown while […]