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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.
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 Journey of a Bouncing Czech by Natasha Novotny
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A story of a Czech girl who finds herself after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in London, her subsequent departure for Canada, her adventures, travels and survival in the world of retail, her sicknesses, triumphs and setbacks she handles and retains with her drive and a sense of humor. Part memoir, part history lesson and the enjoyment of the story of the woman who lived it.
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,170. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies(4.00 from 1 review)
Judy Taylor relished her simple happy life. She had a loving husband, three young daughters, a beautiful suburban home. But after intestinal blood clots annihilated her guts, Judy faced starving to death in a cold Toronto hospital. The year was 1970. Judy lived two more decades without eating. "Lifeliner" is about her inspirational story from death to life, from ordinary woman to medical pioneer.
THE DUNES OF PILGRIM LAKE - One Woman's Search for Family by heather dune macadam
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Natl Book Award Nominated author brings out her memoir about one woman's struggle to find her family. Told from 3 different points of view and framed by the creation and deconstruction of a painting, this story within a story tells each family member's individual story until they finally come together on canvas, in a work of art that can only be defined as family. See paintings on my website
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography(4.50 from 2 reviews)
PRINCESS reveals the secret life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, from the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300, an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, a Doubleday Book Club pick, & a Reader's Digest Selection
Charlotte Bronte's Thunder by Michele Carter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 214,750. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Charlotte Brontë, author of 'Jane Eyre,' spent most of her life concealing a secret. Like a wizard or magician, she could conjure thousands of anagrams in her mind and then hide them inside the pages of her writing. In her childhood, this talent was a novelty, but later her secret code took on immense proportions and serious consequences when she wrote about corruption and murder in her township.
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.
Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila by Jeannette Katzir
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,970. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
World War II has long since ended,and yet Jacyln and her siblings grow up learning to survive it.Having lived through the Holocaust on the principle of constant distrust, their mother, Channa, dutifully teaches her children to cling to one another while casting a suspicious eye to the outside world.When Channa dies the contents of her will will force her children to fight . . each other.
The Invincible Alice by Alice L. Luckhardt
You set the price! Words: 28,160. 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.
Princess Sultana's Daughters by Jean Sasson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,850. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
Readers of PRINCESS were gripped by Jean Sasson's powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil. Now, in the compelling sequel, Jean Sasson and Princess Sultana turn the spotlight on Sultana's two teenage daughters, Maha and Amani.
Yehonala. La concubina que se convirtio en la ultima y más influyente emperatriz de China by Cordelia Callas
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,490. Language: Spanish. Published: June 28, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Este trabajo trata de ubicar, con justa apreciacion historica, a Yehonala, la figura femenina mas infuyente de toda la historia del gigante asiatico. Controvertida e imposible de ignorar, llego a la Ciudad Prohibida como una concubina mas del Emperador y mas adelante se revelo como una figura politica extraordinaria, con una rara habilidad para sobrevivir a todo tipo de intrigas cortesanas.
The Butterfly's Cage by Shahnaz Khari
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking(5.00 from 1 review)
'The Butterfly’s Cage', is the heart wrenching, inspiring true story of a young Pakistani woman’s flight to freedom. Suffering abuse, tyranny and disownment as a result of refusing to submit to the abuse received by not one but two violent husbands, Shahnaz opens the doors to a hidden world, illustrating how cultural values can allow human rights violations to prosper.
Every Month was May by Evelyn Eaton
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010 by Logan Books LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Best-selling author Evelyn Eaton (Quietly My Captain Waits) wrote a series of light-hearted stories about her life in England, France, and Canada in the 1920s and 1930s. Those stories, published in The New Yorker, form the basis for Every Month was May. Though the original was published a lifetime ago, the appeal of these stories is timeless.
Below the Peacock Fan: First Ladies of the Raj by Marian Fowler
You set the price! Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
When the British ruled India, four Victorian women find themselves in a disturbing land, experiencing extremes of decadence amid crushing poverty. Emily Eden, Charlotte Canning, Edith Lytton and Mary Curzon followed husbands or a brother who were appointed Viceroys. In this compelling slice of colonial history we see how India marked them with its heat, mutinies and lascivious secrets.
Glass Half Full by Sarah Jane Butfield
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,810. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / stepparenting, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Is the glass half empty or half full? Ironically, sometimes life influences our view, and alters our perception. Life is never without its challenges, but how many life-changing events can one family endure before they reach breaking point? Find out in this heart wrenching and touching true story.
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.
Las ambiciosas by Beatriz Actis
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 48,060. Language: Spanish. Published: June 27, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Este libro incluye retratos de mujeres que aspiraron a más de sus vidas y lo lograron. Todo lo que quisieron fue expresarse libremente y que fueran escuchadas: María Callas, Isadora Duncan, Leni Riefenstahl y Jacqueline Kennedy. Tambien forman parte de esta coleccion, los titulos: Las Desafiantes y Las Transgresoras
Death Valley Madam by R. B. Griffith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,680. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships » Prostitution
The story of a woman during the Great Depression who left her family farm in Missouri, at the age of 16 to make her way in life in San Francisco. Instead of finding legitimate work, however, she worked as a prostitute and then a madam -- for the next 60 plus years.
Change of Heart: A Black Man A White Woman A Heart Transplant, and A True Love Story by Mitchell Fink
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,880. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Open Books Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Robert Dunn experienced hatred and bigotry as part of a black family moving into Queens. At the same time, Dorothy Moore was abandoned by her Irish-Catholic parents. Their stories became one when heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz implanted Moore’s heart into Dunn. The prior events, and the terror Dunn walked through upon realizing his life was saved by a white woman led to his true "change of heart".
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