I am so thrilled to finally share with you the project that I have been working on with my bestie/editor for life/all-around awesome person Manuela Bernardi, She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World. This nonfiction picture book highlights 14 women who stood up for what they believed in, and incorporates actual recordings of their voices that readers can hear at the touch of a button. Researching and writing this book has been truly inspiring, as we had a chance to highlight inspiring figures such as Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Dolores Huerta, Abby Wambach, and Malala Yousafzai.
For me, personally, this book has been a wonderful experience. How often do you get to write an awesome book highlighting amazing women, with your best writing friend? Manuela and I first met almost twenty years ago, when we co-wrote Harry Potter fanfiction at SugarQuill.net. (It’s still there!) Since then, we’ve critiqued each others’ work and supported each other through countless edits – all while living in different countries.
She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World will be published Spring 2019 by Familius Press. See the book trailer here: