Rebellious Times

Voyages through a time of great social upheaval. Gripping stories of personal battles, crushing defeats, and incredible triumphs.

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Before Hillary Clinton, before women could vote, there was Victoria Woodhull. Born into poverty, abused by her family, sold into marriage, Victoria became the...

I'm excited to tell you that the Book Readers Appreciation Group has awarded The Renegade Queen with a B.R.A.G. medallion. Only 10-15 percent of...

The Renegade Queen has been awarded the 2016 IPPY Gold Medal for Adult Fiction. The award will be presented on May 10th at the...

Eleanor Roosevelt. Harriet Tubman. Amelia Earhart. Even British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. All of these women have been suggested either in polls or by...

In terms of social and political equality, what country affords women the same rights as men? We often think that women have more rights...

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George Francis Train (1829-1904) was a man of many titles. He was the "clipper ship" king, having organized the clipper slip line that sailed...

In researching the sequel to The Renegade Queen, I’m meeting several new characters that I will be introducing to the readers. One of them...

Who do you think is the "Ugliest Member of Congress"? In 1870s, the consensus was that Benjamin Butler (1818-1893) was the ugliest member who...

Tennessee Claflin, after she moved to England, married a very wealthy Brit, Francis Cook, Viscount of Montserrat. A believer in women's rights, he encouraged...

The defining undercurrent of conflict within the woman’s movement was established early in its birth; it was the great rivalry between Susan B. Anthony...

Living in Indiana, I have a special interest in Henry Ward Beecher for he was founder of the Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis before...