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When I Woke Up, A Book of Abuse by Lori Finnila
Price: Free! Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(1.00 from 1 review)
She survived an impact from a gunshot wound to her head. This opened the Pandora box which led her to write.
The Woman who Rewrote History by Claire Lloyd
Price: Free! Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(4.00 from 1 review)
Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was known as the Red Duchess for her political views and imprisoned by Franco during Spain´s fascist dictatorship. She found evidence in her family's archive that much of Spain's accepted history had been 'cleaned up'. To preserve the archive for posterity she married her secretary on her deathbed, disinheriting her children.
60 Black Women in Horror Fiction by Sumiko Saulson
Price: Free! Words: 44,630. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Essay » Author profile
February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). In 2013, as an Ambassador for Women in Horror Month. This list of black women who write horror was compiled at the intersection of the two. The booklet also includes interviews with nine of the women. Exclusive bonus in the eBook version, four short stories, and an essay.
Testing the Waters (Fifteen &...What!?) by Elizabeth McNew
Price: Free! Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships » History of sex
Planning her own pregnancy at the age of fourteen was more than a mistake. This choice would soon lead Elizabeth to the darkest places that life has to offer; emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She raises her family as a productive and healthy teenage mom for three years. Until the unthinkable happens. A mothers most horrific nightmare.
Sophia Grantham aka Kezia Tregilgus by Barry Allan
Price: Free! Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The true story of a female convict transported to Van Diemens Land aboard the Rajah in 1841. She married a seaman known as Handspike Jack Tregilgus and together they pioneered the settlement of central Queensland. They built the first hotels at Taroom and Rolleston, then moved to Rockhampton where she ran bushranger-friendly hotels before she died at the age of 52.
A Pain in the Toenails by Melissa Yuan-Innes
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards. One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things. You can also find this essay in my book, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room.
Trees Tall as Mountains (The Journey Mama Writings: Book 1) by Rachel Devenish Ford
Price: Free! Words: 103,400. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Family
For eight years Rachel Devenish Ford has been writing about her not quite normal life at her blog, Journey Mama, telling stories about her days with characteristic honesty and humor. Now for the first time, this writing is captured in book format in the Journey Mama Writings Series.
Grandma's Motorcycle by Carlene Eye
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(3.67 from 3 reviews)
My Motorcycle describes a grandmother's humorous and unsuccessful attempts to ride a motorcycle. Even after professional lessons and assistance from motorcycle cops, the skill to stay upright eludes her. After a thousand miles of falls, road rash, and burns, the grandmother reflects on her failure.
Amazing Women In History: 5 Kick-Ass Women the History Books Left Out by KeriLynn Engel
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Amazing Women In History is a blog about all the kick-ass women the history books left out. In this book, you’ll find the five most popular posts: Mary Anderson, inventor Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar Carmen Amaya, Queen of the Gypsies Katharine McCormick, biologist & millionaire philanthropist Ana Nzinga Mbande, fearless African queen Download now to read about these amazing women!
Reflections...Tales from Nanna by PATRIA CANNING
Price: Free! Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Middle Eastern
Ms Canning has already published on Smashwords her searing account of deceit and betrayal in the memoire A Tree Change…at any age—and the risks/rewards of meeting a man on the Internet. Now we have a chance to discover a little more about this writer’s background and experiences, through short stories, poems and reflections written over four decades.
2010 Hindsight: A Year of Personal Growth, In Spite of Myself by Sharon E. Cathcart
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 19,480. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Author Sharon E. Cathcart started 2010 with two resolutions: take more exercise and learn French cookery. Instead, she found herself on a journey of personal growth as she rose to unanticipated challenges.
Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt by Mildred Allen Butler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Anna Cora Mowatt holds an important place in American theater history. She was the first woman to give public readings; she wrote the first social satire for the stage; and, having become a star overnight without previous acting experience, she was the first American to make the acting profession for women respectable--proving that a lady could be an actress and an actress a lady. Ages 12 up.
The Invincible Alice by Alice L. Luckhardt
You set the price! Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Alice L. Walters Wallace is a Florida-raised, privileged, educated and lovely young woman in 1940. Yet, for the next 69 years she endured numerous personal illnesses, family deaths and four different husbands within a few years. In spite of the problems she managed to live life to its fullest; whether being a pilot, model, businesswoman or nurse, she attempted it and achieved success at them all.
Business Lessons I Learned from Barbie by Anita Windisman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Women in business, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Successful. Beautiful. Powerful. A role model for every successful modern woman, Barbie loves her work and dares to dream big. She can do anything, and shows that with passion and determination, you can do anything too. Since 1959, when she was introduced by Mattel, Barbie has been a market leader, innovative and in tune with the times. This book offers seven business lessons from Barbie.
Imani Means Faith by Imani Morales
Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Imani Means Faith is the true testimony of a Nuyorican woman: Imani. This testimony is one of much pain, loss, faith, hope, and love. Imani Means Faith is based upon the life of one woman in America - yet, her voice is the echo of millions around the world, today. Imani's testimony is real, raw, passionate, and an all-together beautiful testament of God's Holy Hand upon one of his children.
Under an Australian Sky by Alannah Foley
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Born in Australia, the author was raised in England of British-Australian parents. In her twenties, she sold everything, ditched her plans and travelled to her birthplace – a five-year journey she wrote about in The Jacaranda Trail. Under an Australian Sky features some short original reflections on the author's life Down Under, not included in The Jacaranda Trail book.
The Brilliant Women Collection by Eve Merrier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 6 reviews)
‘It is simply a celebration of those unselfish women who have forged ahead in their chosen field and raised awareness of women’s issues in the process. The consistent message in this book is: ‘be yourself’ and ‘never give up’. A nice inspiring read.’ ‘It’s a tonic for young and old… one to recommend to your daughters when they are making life decisions.’
Don't Laugh at my Cervix by Jeana Byrd-Davis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011 by Alt-World. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
How I survived Cervical Cancer, the events leading up to it, the choices I made and everything else that happened. A story about how life sneaks up on you while you are busy living it.
A Painful Journey by Vernon W. Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
Six Thousand Signatures: My Trek Through Illinois Politics by Laura Gough
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Is the playing field level for men and women in Illinois politics, or is it politics as usual? This book chronicles the campaigning experience of one woman's bid for Barack Obama's former Senate seat. Serious, poignant, thought-provoking and humorous.