She recently introduced me to a novel called The Whip, about Charlie Parkhurst, a stage coach driver for Wells Fargo before the Civil War.
Only Charlie was born Charlotte.
And she lived as a man for 30 years with the intention of avenging the death of the love of her life.
Who was a black man.
She died in 1879, which means she set out to accomplish this way before it was even legal for them to marry. And this fascinating story is completely true. You can ask the author, Karen Kondazian, who is coming to Washington DC for a book signing on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Barnes and Noble in Union Station at 5 pm. (If you’ve ever been to Union Station, you know how tiny that B & N is. Come early.)
How to Enter the Contest for the Whip Novel
Celebrate Social Justice, Women’s Leadership, and Win. Here’s What To Do by 5pm June 18:
- Want the book? Easy: Like us on Facebook and comment – below – about a person who inspires you, and why.
- Want to win a spot in the class? Come on down! to The Whip book signing 6.18 at 5, Barnes and Noble Union Station for a chance at a free spot in Hot Mommas Project Digital Classroom.
You can do one or both.
- You can double your chances of winning by commenting at Hot Momma’s Project version of contest as well as here but they have to be two different comments.
- You’ve got to swing by the book signing to be able to win a free spot in Hot Mommas Project Digital Classroom.