About the Book
Women have gathered for thousands of years. Frequently in circles, often around a fire, women have come together to tell stories, teach, worship, celebrate and mourn. We have gathered to collect and trade food and materials. This gathering has been critical to our survival and has ensured knowledge about various traditions, cultures, lands and people has been passed on from one generation to the next.
Throughout history, women have been persecuted for gathering. Despite this oppression, we have continued to find ways to harness the power of coming together. We gather to exchange thoughts on politics, religion, art, literature, music and relationships. We campaign and march and collectively tackle issues large and small. We share wisdom, inspiration and encouragement. We are better together.
“Better Together” includes the following essays from these authors:
The Buoyant Moms Club by Cindy Lehew-Nehrbass
Cadillac Campers by Kathie O’Brien
Circles by Kris Woll
Connected by Anne Pinkerton
Connecting Through the Outdoors by Wendy Altschuler
Cooking With Fire by Katie Hanus
Discovering Sisterhood in Boujad by Mónica Lindo
Embracing the Downward Slope by Joy Riggs
The First Wednesday Morning by Amanda Kennedy
Happiest Babies on the Block by Lindsey Rose
House on the Lake by JJ McGawn
Light Bearers by Heidi Fettig Parton
Melinda by Sarah Schellenberg
Oldies by Kathleen English Cadmus
Open Table by Suzanne O’Brien
The Quilt by Deb DeBates
The Request by Jody Vallee Smith
Sisterhood by Karol Jackowski
The Song in Your Heart by Jane Ramseyer Miller
The Sum of Us by the Cedar Ridge Writers Group (Eileen Drennen et al.)
The Tropical Cure by Krista Westendorp
Tuesday Writing Crew by Katie Noah Gibson
When Pregnancy Doesn’t Glow by Jillian Netherland
When the World Shut Down by Miranda Scotti
Women’s Night Out by Kara Thom
About Publish Her
Many authors dream of signing a book deal with a traditional publisher and making it to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. But only around 1 percent of authors are published by traditional publishers, which equates to fewer than 8,000 people annually. The majority of authors published traditionally are white men ages 40 and older. The odds are stacked against women authors, and especially women of color, women with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Publish Her is on a mission to disrupt the status quo. We are passionate about amplifying the voices of women, and aim to make publishing an attainable, exciting and collaborative process for all. Publish Her demonstrates its commitment to equity, in part, by providing access to publishing services and programs through grants. In 2023-2024, Publish Her will award two women of color/women with disabilities/members of the LGBTQ+ community (or any combination of these) a book publishing grant valued at $10,000 each. For more information, visit the Grants for Women Authors page.