Monday, 4 March 2013

She's the One: Anyone can be a Heroine

I was delighted to receive my author copy of lovely little non-fiction book, She's the One, which was compiled in recognititon of International Women's Day. Subtitled 'Anyone can be a heroine', it contains short pieces of non-fiction and poetry celebrating the lives and achievements of many different women. Some are famous, others are pesonal heroines, but all have been inspirational in some way.

The book comprises the winning entries in the She's the One competition. My own page is about St Teresa of Avila, the 16th century nun and mystic, whose writings captivated me while studying that period of European history. Not only did she have to contend with a patriarchal society, but the Inquisition kept a close eye on her writing. Yet St Teresa still managed to have her say, albeit written in such a clever way that she played the men at their own game.

The inspiring little book is now available in print and ebook from Amazon. A lovely gift for Mother's Day.

By sheer coincidence, today's feature on my Flights of Imagination blog is J.Q. Rose and her non-fiction book for teens, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. It's a celebration of women all round today!

11 comments:

Wendy's Writing said...

I shall have to download this book, Rosemary - as you say, a perfect Mother's Day guft.

Wendy's Writing said...

Or even a perfect 'gift'!

Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Sounds fascinating!

Rose

myraduffy said...

I'll certainly download this, Rosemary. Well done on another success!

Joanna said...

I will love this. I'm looking forward very much to reading it.

Many thanks, Rosemary, and congratulations on being part of it. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks, Wendy!

Hi Rose - thanks for your comment!

Thanks a lot for that, Myra!

Many thanks, Joanna!

Jenny Twist said...

Looks wonderful, Rosemary. Well done!

Mary Smith said...

Congratulations, Rosemary. It looks a great little book and a wonderful celebration of women.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for that, Jenny!

Thanks, Mary - it's a nice combination of poetry and non-fiction.

Joan Fleming said...

Well done (again!) Rosemary. I'll go straight on to Amazon.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks, Joan!