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The Hot Momma’s Project & Women Grow Business Team Up for Whip Novel Giveaway

If you’re a fan of the Hot Momma’s Project, you know as well as I do that when Kathy Korman Frey recommends something, you pay attention!

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

It’s easy.

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.

You can do one or both.

Read more about the contest, Karen and her novel, The Whip, and over at Hot Momma’s Project – but remember two things:

  1. 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.
  2. You’ve got to swing by the book signing to be able to win  a free spot in Hot Mommas Project Digital Classroom.


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  1. My grandmother inspired me because she was never afraid to do the right thing and was also the person who taught me to be a storyteller.

    •  @BellaVidaLetty She sounds wonderful. Amazing how the most inspiring people are so close to us. Thanks for posting. 🙂

  2. Thanks Tinu. I don’t expect to be included in the contest, as I am running the digital classroom and have already read “The Whip” but want to write about someone inspirational. I am inspired by my sister in law. She is a breast cancer survivor and when I was in business school and thought I had it “really tough,” she showed me what “really tough” was. She not only survived, she went on to be one of the founding members of Young Survival Coalition ( And she’s just awesome, and really funny. Now I’m going to post this over to blog!

    •  @ChiefHotMomma I had an aunt who was a breast cancer survivor who passed last year. I’ve never met one who wasn’t tough as nails. 🙂  Can’t wait to read more about your sister-in-law in your post! And maybe I can get dcabfab , dcify , simplyleap , womenwhotech , Tonia Ries , Amy Vernon , Priya Ramesh , Brian Carter , Brian Lagoni Snitgaard , Wayne Buckhanan , Bob LeDrew  or Marc Girolimetti to name a woman that inspires them. (I don’t know how many awesome people I can tag so I’ll stop there.)

      •  @Tinu The Whip sounds like an awesome story – will definitely be checking it out.  So many women have inspired me, but I’m going to go with my great grandmother, who taught me how much of an impact you can have on a small child’s life just by the simple act of being there for them.  She also instilled a life-long love of gardening and growing my own vegetables, which I attempt to pass on to every small child I meet!

      •  @Tinu  dcabfab  dcify  simplyleap  womenwhotech  Tonia Ries  Amy Vernon  Priya Ramesh  Brian Carter  Brian Lagoni Snitgaard  Wayne Buckhanan  Bob LeDrew  Marc Girolimetti 
        Amazed at LiveFyre and power to connect. Holy! Posted story of my sister in law…and, some folks are going to clean up in next 2 hours on @TheWhipNovel just with a couple sentences. Sheesh. Lazy Summer People – GWTP (Get With the Program!) LOL!

  3. We’re giving away books! Don’t miss out people. And hope to see some folks there tonight to meet Karen. Everyone will remember this when it’s on the BIG SCREEN! xo, Kathy

  4. My grandma, Mimi, inspires me to live an adventurous life. She taught me since I was very young to seek out new experiences and enjoy the journeys, wherever they may take me. My mom was visiting me this weekend, and once we realized we were lost on a back country road, we both said, “It’s an adventure!” We ended up finding a farmers market with delicious strawberries before we found our destination. I’m thankful that I appreciate and enjoy the little adventures like my mom and I had this weekend to the big adventures like traveling the world and starting a business.


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