Our Authors

WRITERS

Richard Rashke, Author

Richard Rashke, Author

RICHARD RASHKE is a lecturer and author of non-fiction books including THE KILLING OF KAREN SILKWOOD and ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR. His works have been translated into eleven languages and have been the subject of movies for screen and television. He is also an alto sax player and composer. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Kristen LePine, Author

Kristen LePine, Author

KRISTEN LEPINE is the co-founder of Historic Heroines. An accomplished writer, educator and mother, Kristen is often inspired by history and current events. She writes to probe unconformable truths to gain a greater understanding and to build more empathy into the human psyche.

CONTRIBUTORS

Barbara Glakas

Barbara Glakas

BARBARA GLAKAS is a retired teacher and a native of Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a member of the Herndon Historical Society and writes stories about Herndon history. She lives in Herndon, Virginia.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

SARAH JOHNSON is a reference librarian, readers' advisor, avid historical fiction reader, NBCC member. Book review editor for the Historical Novels Review, Booklist reviewer, and NoveList contributor. Winner of ALA's Louis Shores Award for book reviewing (2012). Blogging since 2006.

Kristy Simmons

Kristy Simmons

KRISTY SIMMONS is a writer based in Washington, D.C. whose plays have appeared in the Source Theatre Festival, BOOM! Brave New Works Festival, The Comedy Spot, the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival, and at the National Museum for Women in the Arts. She is the New Works Director at Spooky Action Theater, with a mission to help local playwrights develop their work through readings and workshops. Currently she is writing a play on Vian Dakhil for Historic Heroines.

Natalie Tenner

Natalie Tenner

NATALIE TENNER is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Theatre at the University of Mary Washington and a freelance dramaturg. She teaches dramatic literature and a seminar on horror in the theatre, and her research focuses on cognitive theory and audience reception. She is the resident dramaturg for The Phenomenal Animals, an experimental theatre company based out of Trenton, NJ and has served as dramaturg for several professional theatre companies in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Her work is published in Theatre Symposium.

Naomi Wilcox-Lee

Naomi Wilcox-Lee

NAOMI WILCOX-LEE is the founder & editor of the Sheroes of History blog. Naomi brought together her background in museum education with her passion for gender equality to create the blog which highlights the stories of historical heroines. In addition to writing and editing pieces for the Sheroes blog, she also goes out into her community, visiting libraries, schools and museums to deliver storytelling sessions about inspiring Sheroes of history. In the past, Naomi has been involved in several local women's organisations including Coventry Feminists which she founded in 2012 and Coventry Women's Voices, where she sat on the board of directors. During the day, Naomi currently works for educational charity, Teach First, where she is a Programme Officer. Naomi is passionate about creating a more equal society and empowering girls & women to achieve their dreams.

Joyce Gregory Wyels

Joyce Gregory Wyels

JOYCE GREGORY WYELS is a long-time freelancer and contributor to Américas Magazine (Organization of American States). She specializes in history and travel. Her research on Harriet Tubman’s exploits led to the historical novel “Freedom Train,” available soon from Zoozil Publishing.

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