On April 2, 1870, readers of the New York Herald open their newspapers to an astonishing headline: “The Coming Woman, Victoria C. Woodhull, to race for the White House!”
So begins the story of power, politics, promiscuity, and persecution surrounding one of the most fascinating and controversial women in American history.
Already the first woman broker on Wall Street, the first to publish a successful, mainstream newspaper, and the first to address the all-male Senate Judiciary Committee, on May 10, 1872, the Equal Rights Party officially nominates her as the first woman to run for U.S. President. Former-slave-turned-statesman Frederick Douglass is her running mate.
If Victoria thought she was persecuted before, it is nothing compared to what follows. Refusing to give up, she fights back the only way she knows how, landing herself in jail on election day and provoking the longest, most sensational civil trial in U.S. history.
A historically accurate, entertaining biographic novel about the first woman to run for U.S. President.
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Raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Karen began her storytelling career spinning fantasies for her dog and creating plots while she mowed the huge country lawn. In her high school English class, the students were tasked with writing a novella, and when her teacher read portions of Karen’s work aloud and praised her talent, her passion for writing began to burn.
She served for several years as in-house editor for author Steve Allen, wrote screenplays for various production companies and ghost-wrote a travel book for the Auto Association of Great Britain. She worked with Dove Audio, Inc., abridging books for recording and was an instructor for the American Film Institute’s scriptwriters’ program. She also wrote the official bio of Richard Pryor, which appears on his website.
Now retired, Karen lives in Henderson, Nevada, where she spends her time writing, and spreading as much love and joy as she can.