Join the Prospects of a Woman CELEBRATION!
Pour yourself a whiskey (or equally attractive non-alcoholic beverage) and embark on a journey to the American River with Wendy Voorsanger in conversation with Janis Cooke Newman, esteemed author of Mrs. Mary A. Lincoln and founder of Lit Camp Writers Conference. WIN a gold in quartz necklace, ENJOY a flamenco guitar performance, and FIND inspiration with California women as they reflect on the novel Prospects of a Woman.
Prospects of a Woman
Included in BuzzFeed Books—"New Historical Fiction Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down This Fall."
A gripping and illuminating window into life in the Old West, Prospects of a Woman is the story of one woman’s passionate quest to carve out a place for herself in the liberal and bewildering society that emerged during the California gold rush frenzy.
Born and raised on the American River in Sacramento, Wendy Voorsanger has long held an intense interest in the historical women of California. She started her career in the Silicon Valley, writing about technology trends and innovations for newspapers, magazines, and Fortune 100 companies. She currently manages SheIsCalifornia.net, a blog dedicated to chronicling the accomplishments of California women through history. She earned a BA in journalism from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has attended Hedgebrook, the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, and Lit Camp. She is a member of the Castro Writers' Cooperative, the Lit Camp Advisory Board, and the San Mateo Public Library Literary Society. She has also worked as a lifeguard, ski instructor, and radio disc jockey. Wendy lives in Northern California with her husband and two boys.