Over time, history changes from unknown to known. Why? Time blurs memories, newspapers sensationalize stories, and sometimes the facts are blurry. And so it is with the story of the first female in US law enforcement, Undersheriff, Constance Kopp.
In 1887, Kansas granted women the right to vote in municipal elections. Afraid of the temperance movement, some townsmen made a joke nomination for mayor.
What image comes to mind when you think of the women’s suffrage movement in America? A woman in a long suffragette white dress? Is she Chinese? She was.
The dashing British officer Lawrence of Arabia, is a legend of history. Yet, we should recognize the name, Gertrude Bell, along with (or more than) his.
I love to write about fictional characters whose story challenges them to figure out what they are and who they can be. Real-life women of history inspire me.