My adorable, vivacious sister, Jan Pierson aka Calamity Jan, is an alumnus of the writer’s retreat, Hedgebrook, and this past weekend she attended their 20th Birthday celebration on Whidbey Island. Jan enjoyed every minute of the event, including chatting with Gloria Steinem, who is on Hedgebrook’s board of directors.
Jan writes stories for kids.
Until now. I have it on good authority that she has a book brewing that will reveal some of her more wild, wacky, and wonderful experiences in the last few years. She has a sense of humor that won’t stop.
“The Privilege of Voting” is the sexy, shocking truth of HOW the suffragettes won the vote.
It is a new historical e-mail series that goes behind the scenes in the lives of eight well-known women from 1912 to 1920 to reveal the many exciting and surprising twists and turns that played into women finally winning the vote in England and America,
The women depicted include two of the most beautiful and outspoken suffragettes — Alice Paul and Emmeline Pankhurst, along with Edith Wharton, Isadora Duncan, Alice Roosevelt, and two stunning presidential mistresses.
There are weddings and funerals, babies in peril, damsels in distress, war, peace, prohibition, broken hearts and lots of hot affairs on the rocky road to the ballot box.
The best part is it’s ALL true!
Presented via e-mail in a unique, sequential, interwoven short-story format called Coffeebreak Readers that makes discovering the delightful heroines of women’s suffrage history fast and fun!
Each action-packed e-mail episode takes about 10 minutes to read, so they are perfect to enjoy on coffeebreaks, or anytime.
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I would be interested to hear your opinion on the series should you choose to subscribe.
Best to you,