Category Archives: Write Time Blog

Writer’s blog: the joys and craziness of being a writer and why I wouldn’t do anything else.

Native American Women in History

When recognizing women past and present, many heroines are white. Increasing numbers of African American women are finally being recognized—Sojourner Truth, Bessie Coleman, Mae Jamison, Condoleezza Rice, Lena Horne, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman. Still, it’s only a fraction of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women

Everyday is a day to celebrate women, but we set aside March to spread the word. It’s a wonderful time for stories about women we may not have heard of before. At what other time will you see this happening? … Continue reading

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Dick and Jane Meet Captain Underpants

I come from the “Dick and Jane” reading generation. For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, these were sets of books used to teach children to read. They included the riveting (NOT!) adventures of Dick, Jane, and their dog, … Continue reading

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Saying Good-bye to Harper Lee

As I write this, a week has passed since Harper Lee died. I’ve spent those days thinking about what the famed author of To Kill a Mockingbird meant to me. Like J.D. Salinger, another favorite of mine, Lee was almost … Continue reading

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The Oceans? Our Final Frontier?

Recently, I completed a manuscript on marine biology. The target audience is girls, therefore part of the book shares highlights of women in marine biology. From publishing books about women in aviation (Women Aviators) and women astronauts (Women in Space), … Continue reading

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