Before Mary Shelley and Frankenstein there was another woman who wrote of supernatural horrors. Continue reading “The Mother of Gothic Literature”
From Bridesmaids to Mean Girls, from Legally Blonde to the new Ghostbusters movie, it is impossible to argue that women can’t be as funny as men. When did women first get their start in comedy? The first successful female comedy writer was born in the 19th century. Continue reading “First In Their Field: Frances Whitcher”
Are you looking for your next summer beach read? I asked around on social media what everyone’s favorite books about women, written by women authors were.
Born, Elizabeth Cochran, near Pittsburgh in 1864, Nellie Bly (her pen name) was one of the first investigative journalists Continue reading “First In Their Field: Nellie Bly”
Women’s history is still a neglected subject in the American consciousness with the majority of people in this country admitting they know nothing of women from the past.