National Women’s History Month

March is the month to celebrate the history of women’s contributions in the United States and around the world. What started out as a week in 1911 turned into an official month in 1987.

There has been a theme ever year since then and this year’s is: Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business. I was a businesswoman before I was a writer and I’m happy to see them getting the recognition they deserve.

1987: “Generations of Courage, Compassion, and Conviction”
1988: “Reclaiming the Past, Rewriting the Future”
1989: “Heritage of Strength and Vision”
1990: “Courageous Voices – Echoing in Our Lives”
1991: “Nurturing Tradition, Fostering Change”
1992: “A Patchwork of Many Lives”
1993: “Discover a New World”
1994: “In Every Generation, Action Frees Our Dreams”
1995: “Promises to Keep”
1996: “See History in a New Way”
1997: “A Fine and Long Tradition of Community Leadership”
1998: “Living the Legacy”
1999: “Women Putting Our Stamp on America”
2000: “An Extraordinary Century for Women 1900-2000”
2001: “Celebrating Women of Courage and Vision”
2002: “Women Sustaining the American Spirit”
2003: “Women Pioneering the Future”
2004: “Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility”
2005: “Women Change America”
2006: “Women, Builders of Communities and Dreams”
2007: “Generations of Women Moving History Forward”
2008: “Women’s Art Women’s Vision”
2009: “Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet”
2010: “Writing Women Back into History”
2011: “Our History is Our Strength”
2012: “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment”
2013: “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination:Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”
2014: “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”
2015: “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”
2016: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”
2017: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”

All of my stories feature a strong, influential woman. Which one is your favorite?


About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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