• Anna Elenor Roosevelt


    (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) politician, diplomat, activist, and longest-serving First lady of the US. After her husband was stricken with polio, she gave speeches, made public appearances on his behalf, and campaigned in his place. She was an outspoken and controversial First Lady who changed and defined the role of future First Ladies.

  • Rose Antonia Maria Valland


    Rose Antonia Maria Valland (1 November 1898 – 18 September 1980) was a French art historian, a member of the French Resistance, a captain in the French military, and one of the most decorated women in French history. She secretly recorded details of the Nazi plundering of National French and private Jewish-owned art from France.

  • Lea Cabrielle


    Lea Cabrielle A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, she served as a fighter pilot and intelligence operations officer in the U.S. Navy from May 1997 to June 2009. She flew the single-seat, carrier-based F/A-18 “Hornet” aircraft in combat operations, and later deployed with a U.S. Special Operations Team as an intelligence operator supporting combat missions. She continues to volunteer as a guest speaker and emcee for charitable and promotional events supporting members of the military, their families and veterans. She now works as a journalist for the Fox news Channel.

  • Megan McClung


    Megan McClung was the first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. Major McClung was serving as a public affairs officer in Al Anbar Province, Iraq when she was killed.

  • Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz

    Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz

    Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz became the first female superintendent at any of the U.S. service academies. A 1982 Coast Guard Academy graduate and a surface operations officer with 12 years of sea duty, Admiral Stosz has plotted a course that includes many firsts for women in the military. Her performance in previous assignments as commanding officer for recruit training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., the Director of Reserve and Leadership, and the commanding officer of two cutters, has demonstrated a commitment to building a diverse workforce.

  • Nancy Grace Augusta Wake

    Nancy Wake

    Nancy Grace Augusta Wake (August 30, 1912 – August 07, 2011), also known as the “White Mouse”, was one of the most decorated secret agents of the Second World War. By war’s end in Europe she had become famed as a resourceful, dauntless Resistance leader, who topped the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and had saved hundreds of Allied lives. She parachuted behind enemy lines, dodged bullets many times, rode a bicycle 250 miles to alert the French resistance to the Normandy invasion, was involved in ambushing German convoys and destroying bridges and railway lines.

  • Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin (born August 27, 1947) is an American doctor of Animal Science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry in animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also widely noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the hug machine designed to calm hypersensitive persons.

  • Bessie Coleman

    Bessie Coleman

    Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license.

  • Nora Roberts

    Nora Roberts

    Nora Roberts (born Eleanor Marie Robertson, October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA), is a bestselling American author of more than 165 romance novels, and she writes as J.D. Robb for the “In Death” series. She also has written under the pseudonym Jill March, and some of her works were published in the UK as Sarah Hardesty.

  • Helen  Keller

    Helen Keller

    Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film “The Miracle Worker”.

  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride

    Dr. Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) from Los Angeles, California, was an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. She studied at Portola Middle School, Westlake School for Girls, Swarthmore College and Stanford University, and earned a master’s degree and PhD. Ride joined NASA in 1978, and in 1983, became the first American woman, and then-youngest American, to enter space. In 1987 she left NASA to work at Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control.

  • Carol Mutter

    Carol Mutter

    Carol A. Mutter (born December 17, 1945) is a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general. She is the first woman in the history of the United States Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade. She retired from the Marine Corps on January 1, 1999. Her last active duty assignment was as Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DC/S, M&RA) at Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

  • Wilma Rudolph

    Wilma Rudolph

    Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960.

  • Sarah Deal Burrow

    Sarah Deal

    Lt. Col. Sarah Deal Burrow, United States Marine Corps, became the first female Marine selected for Naval aviation training, and subsequently the Marine Corps’ first female aviator in 1993.

  • Antonia Novello

    Antonia Novello

    Dr. Antonia Coello Novello, M.D., (born August 23, 1944) is a Puerto Rican physician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and served as fourteenth Surgeon General of the United States from 1990 to 1993. Novello is the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as Surgeon General.

  • The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood

    The 2009 Class of Golden Heart Finalists, dubbed the “Ruby Slippered Sisterhood”.

  • Sandra Day O’Connor

    Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O’Connor (born March 26, 1930) is an American jurist who was the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States. She served as an Associate Justice from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006. O’Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.[2] During her tenure, she was regarded as the Court’s leading centrist, and was the swing vote in many cases; this made her the most powerful justice for many years.

  • Pvt. Minnie Spotted Wolf

    Minnie Spotted Wolf

    Private Minnie Spotted-Wolf (1923 – 1988) was the first Native American woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. She enlisted in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve in July 1943.

  • Sergeant Kimberly Munley

    Sergeant Kimberly Munley a civilian Department of Defense police officer at Ft Hood credited with stopping the firing rampage of an Army Major within a few minutes after he launched his attack. Munley, a 35 year old petite mother of two, put her life at risk and drew the attention of shooter. She fired and took the man down. But not before she was shot three times. Munley is credited with preventing many more deaths.

  • Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter

    Rosie the Riveter is a cultural and feminist icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and war supplies.

  • Wives of police officers, firemen, soldiers, sailors and marines

  • World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots

    World War II Women Service Pilots

  • SPAR Olivia Hooker: First African American Woman in the Coast Guard

    Olivia Hooker

    In February 1945, Olivia Hooker was sworn in by a Coast Guard officer, becoming the first African-American female admitted into the United States Coast Guard. Hooker joined the service to become a SPAR (Semper Paratus Always Ready), the acronym used for female service personnel during World War II. She remained in the Coast Guard until the war-time SPARs were disbanded by mid-1946. Dr. Hooker later earned a doctorate in psychology had a distinguished career as a professor.

  • US Navy Admiral Michelle Howard

    US Navy Admiral Michelle Howard made history in July 2014 when she became the first female four-star admiral in the US Navy’s 239-year history. She is the second highest-ranking officer in the Navy. Howard is also the first African American woman to serve as a three-star officer in the U.S. military and became the first to command a U.S. Navy ship.

  • Diana Gabaldon


    Brilliant author of the historical sci-fi adventure-romance Outlander books, novellas, and graphic novel.

  • Marjorie Harris Carr


    (1915-1997) an American environmental activist. She is best known for leading the fight against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cross Florida Barge Canal. Carr and her colleagues won a temporary injunction against construction of the canal in January 1971. Days later, President Richard Nixon halted construction of the canal.



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                                       WHY DO YOU WRITE?

Authors are frequently asked this question. To us it’s akin to being asked why we breathe. 

                                              We have to write.

We are addicted to writing.  Generally we use a computer to capture the words. 




Sometimes we make hand written notes.  We have pen and paper in every room to jot down ideas. 

         Bottom line is we get the heebie-jeebies if we go too long without putting words on the page. Honest. 

         I asked author friends from around the world why they write. You can see no matter what the genre we write, or where we live, our reasons are similar. 


         I write because I can’t imagine not writing. I love the thrill of a new story idea, the first words at the start of a new adventure, the first conversation with a new friend. I write because my mind is full of stories and stories are supposed to be shared.                                                                     Jo Jackson, Finland~http://amzn.eu/ac5mdRg   


         Writing for me is a tiny escape from my life like reading is for my readers. I love to step into another world, meet new people and play the what if game with them. Writing is one of my passions. ~ Autumn Jordon, USA, award-winning author of contemporary romances and mystery/suspense novels. Check them out at www.autumnjordon.com and while you’re there join my occasional newsletter.  


         I write because it is the way I express myself. Like breathing and moving it is a part of me and needs to be written. When I write I am free to create new worlds, characters and circumstances. When I write I can have a part in engineering my soul and the souls of others. ~ Liza Roberts, Australia.


         Writing is a craving deep in my soul. Breathing life into characters and places breathes life into me, allowing my overactive imagination freedom to run wild. So often bad things happen in life-writing fun, and captivating stories to share is something I want to be a part of.~Alyssa Henderson, USA~Facebook 


          My short answer is because the characters in my head are so interesting and I want to tell their stories. It’s an escape into another world. The even shorter answer is actually in my bio. “She writes to reclaim her sanity.” I started writing when life was uprooted by a big move across country, and then I kept writing to feel I was doing something for myself after I had kids. Readers can find more about me at AnneMarieBecker.com (where they can sign up for my newsletter) or on Facebook at “Anne Marie Becker, Author.” USA


         I write because a story lodges itself in my brain and I begin to daydream about the characters, often at inopportune times, like when I’m driving on the highway or riding my horse. It just feels better to let it out rather than keep it bottled up.                                     ~ Bev Pettersen, Nova Scotia~ Author of Shadows of the Mountain


         Writing is my release, my heart speaking through pen as words are painted onto the page.  Stories, real and imagined, are breathed into life, as my thoughts, emotions and ideas are released through my hands.  Parts therapy, artistry, documentary, and challenge, writing is my personal path to creativity and growth.                                                                                                                     ~ Rebekah Simmers, Germany.


         Writing and storytelling make me happy, especially when doing so makes others happy. I love to share new experiences, offer a small escape from the everyday. Give the opportunity to explore, learn, create something new. My imagination overflows sometimes, so I have to bring it to life with words and share the adventure. Writing helps me do that, and I just love it.                                                                                                                                                    ~ Carolyn Greeley, USA ~Author of  Emerald Obsession


        I have stories swirling in my head demanding to be told. Characters fighting to get ‘their’ story told first.  It was a very long time before I realized not everyone made up stories about anything and everything they saw and carried on conversations with people inhabiting their heads. I write to keep the voices at bay and….because I absolutely love it~ Rita Henuber, USA.  


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Let Me Tell You A Story finalist in the 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Awards.

Let Me Tell You A Story, my collection of short stories from the odd side, was selected as a finalist in the 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Awards.

The President’s Book Awards recognize book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

Gold, silver and bronze medalists will be announced at the President’s Awards Banquet, August 5, 2017 at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Palace at the Walt Disney World Resort.


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