Strong & Independent Women

I spent seven years writing One Woman's Vengeance. Interviewers often ask who I had in mind when I created Nora Hawks. I tell them, "every woman I have ever known." Women have influenced and changed events since the beginning of recorded history. This board searches them out.
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Julie Andrews is one of those rare, seemingly ageless women who combines a down-to-earth quality with sheer class.  Singer, actress, writer and devoted mother, she is timeless.

Julie Andrews is one of those rare, seemingly ageless women who combines a down-to-earth quality with sheer class. Singer, actress, writer and devoted mother, she is timeless.

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history.

Bessie Coleman aka "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess”

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history.

This woman has one of the strongest and most nuanced voices in music.  She was a pioneer in several genres from folk to rock to pop standards to music of her Mexican heritage.  She said what she thought, even when it hurt her and accepted Parkinson's Disease with quiet, grace.  She is one of the great voices of the last half of the 20th century.

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This woman has one of the strongest and most nuanced voices in music. She was a pioneer in several genres from folk to rock to pop standards to music of her Mexican heritage. She said what she thought, even when it hurt her and accepted Parkinson's Disease with quiet, grace. She is one of the great voices of the last half of the 20th century.

She has courage, honor and a strong sense of family values.  She stood up to a witch and a wizard for her friends, never asking anything for herself -- until the end when she found she had the power within herself to make her wish come true.

She has courage, honor and a strong sense of family values. She stood up to a witch and a wizard for her friends, never asking anything for herself -- until the end when she found she had the power within herself to make her wish come true.

Just listened to a Fresh Air interview with Linda.  I've been listening to her since her 1967 hit.  She did her music her way, explored various styles and cultures and has lived honestly, staying true to herself, her family and her culture.

Just listened to a Fresh Air interview with Linda. I've been listening to her since her 1967 hit. She did her music her way, explored various styles and cultures and has lived honestly, staying true to herself, her family and her culture.

I've read her adventures many times and often wondered what Alice was like as a lady.I like to think she came back to find the real world just as magical, beautiful, dark and crazy as Wonderland and taught her children to see the wonders all around us.

I've read her adventures many times and often wondered what Alice was like as a lady.I like to think she came back to find the real world just as magical, beautiful, dark and crazy as Wonderland and taught her children to see the wonders all around us.

Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. The Congresswoman, represented NY's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. The Congresswoman, represented NY's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

I wanted to create the strongest, most independent woman imaginable. Nora Hawks was raped by 12 outlaws who murdered her husband. She survives, hires a retired bounty hunter to teach her how to kill and sets out to wreak vengeance.

I wanted to create the strongest, most independent woman imaginable. Nora Hawks was raped by 12 outlaws who murdered her husband. She survives, hires a retired bounty hunter to teach her how to kill and sets out to wreak vengeance.

An 1895 portrait of Amazons of the Caucasus. Rebellion has always taken place throughout the centuries. One of the earliest forms of rebellion—which continued into the late 20th century—was women adopting male clothes.

An 1895 portrait of Amazons of the Caucasus. Rebellion has always taken place throughout the centuries. One of the earliest forms of rebellion—which continued into the late 20th century—was women adopting male clothes.

Olive Oatman (1837-1903) lead a remarkable life. She was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. I’m not talking about some little anchor tattoo on her shoulder, either. Oatman’s tattoo was hardcore even by today’s standards: 5 blue vertical bars that ran from her lower lip to the base of her chin. What made a teenage Mormon girl do such a thing?  Was she the inspiration for the whore in "Hell On Wheels?"

Olive Oatman (1837-1903) lead a remarkable life. She was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. I’m not talking about some little anchor tattoo on her shoulder, either. Oatman’s tattoo was hardcore even by today’s standards: 5 blue vertical bars that ran from her lower lip to the base of her chin. What made a teenage Mormon girl do such a thing? Was she the inspiration for the whore in "Hell On Wheels?"

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