It’s Publication Day for Women Warriors! (And I’m Giving Away Copies.)

On November 15, 2016, I announced here on the Margins that I had a deal with Beacon Press for the book the became Women Warriors: An Unexpected History. One way or another, I’ve been talking to y’all about it every since. Today is the book’s official publication day. If you pre-ordered the book, you should receive it shortly. (Maybe even today!) If you’ve been waiting for it to arrive on the shelves of your local bookstore or library, it could be there already. It’s available as an ebook and an audiobook* as well as a hardcover.

In case you can’t tell, I am thrilled, proud, and petrified. **

To celebrate, I’m giving away two copies of Women Warriors. To enter, just leave a comment here on the blog (not on Facebook or Twitter please) or send me an email by midnight CST on March 8.

On Friday, I’m starting a special series here for Women’s History Month: four short interviews each week with some of my favorite history people talking about women’s history, what they do, and how they do it. It should be big fun.

Thanks for your patience, support, and bravos over the course of writing this book. It’s been a wild ride, people. Cross your fingers for me. With a little luck it could get wilder yet.

*Narrated by the amazing Rosemary Benson, whose style has been described as elegant and assertive. Which sounds pretty dang perfect to me.

**This is my eighth book and my third official publication date. You’d think the thrill (and the terror) would wear off. Apparently not.


I’ll share any big news here, but I’m not going to clutter this space with information about speaking gigs and small news. If you want to know where I’m speaking, you can find that information on the events page (which I’m going to update any minute now), or sign up for my newsletter:


  1. Gina on February 27, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Yay!! Congratulations!! According to Amazon, my copy of ‘Women Warriors’ should arrive next week.

    Enjoy the day!

  2. Melanie King on February 27, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Can’t wait to read Women Warriors!! I need it for our reading group they are all women warriors!!

    Thank you!
    Melanie King

  3. Lynette Eklund on February 27, 2019 at 3:06 am

    I cannot be more excited for you! A worthy topic. May it sell, and sell, and sell…

  4. Cindy Hickling on February 27, 2019 at 3:54 am

    You deserve high praise for all the work you put into this new book. Always have had a love of history. It feels empowering to think of strong warrior women along the timeline improving the world. I’m very excited to read about what was previously unknown. Hoping our small library will get a hard copy out here on the coast in Washington state.
    Bless that brilliant brain of yours!

  5. Nicholas Piombino on February 27, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Congrats Pamela. Very much looking forward to your exciting new book! One of my all time favorite tv shows is Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

  6. Hazel Larkin on February 27, 2019 at 8:00 am

    I am delighted for you- and I really can’t wait to read this book! Congratulations!!

  7. MJ Gibson on February 27, 2019 at 11:11 am

    This is exciting, and I bet you never lose that thrill of the moment. A great ride you are having, blaze that trail.

  8. Candice on February 27, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    I’m so excited to read this!

  9. Etya Novik on February 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    How exciting! Wishing you tons of success. I will definitely check it out.

  10. Brian Hetherington on February 27, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading it!

  11. Jamie Sundin on February 28, 2019 at 1:37 am

    This sounds like a fascinating read!

  12. Shirley Showalter on March 1, 2019 at 12:31 am

    So happy for you. Congratulations, Pamela. Excellent cover!

  13. Karen Reittinger on March 1, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading your book.

  14. Rachel Yacovissi on March 1, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    As a female with a history degree I will find this interesting.

  15. Nicholas Piombino on March 5, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Love the topic! So totally timely. Can’t wait to read it!

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