Writing Wench Press
by Peg Lamphier
Writing Wench Press is Peg's publishing company dedicated
to writing women back into history one book at a time.
Kate Warne has run away from the circus, a boring teaching job and a bad marriage. Kate embarks on an historic and exciting new chapter of her life when she becomes the first female Pinkerton detective in 1860. Her investigations lead to her meeting swarthy Captian Hazzard, helpful circus folk, a loyal little dog and many friends. This series tells of Kate's trials and triumphs as she endeavors for justice and equality in post Civil War United States.
The Perils of Petronella Crabtree is a "Gas Lamp Fantasy" I wrote for my birth dauther Emma and my daughters by choice, Sierra and Therese. Think X-Files meets Sherlock Holmes with parasols. Petronella is the head of a band of supernatural monster hunters including a sword wielding vampire, a shape shift Fae woman, and a Romani medium. These agents of fighting evil live in a perilous world filled with dangerous beasts, thrills, spooks and much silliness. Read at your own risk!
Peg's novels published by the Mentoris project are fictional biographies of Italian-Americans who made great contributions to the history of the United States.
From Amazon Reviews:
"Lamphier's lively writing style brought to life an Italian immigrant whose life had been lost to history. Being a Civil War historian ... she included many interesting aspects of how life was lived during the war for soldiers and, as happened to Cesnola, for prisoners of war."
Women in American History: A Social, Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection
Edited by Peg Lamphier, Ph..D and Rosanne Welch, Ph.D
Winner of the 2017 American Book Fest's BEST BOOK AWARD in the Women's Issues Category!!!
Winner of 2017 American Library Association, Best Reference Materials award.
Winner of the 2017 American Library Association, Best Historical Materials!!!
Having just finished the Women in American History encyclopedia my co-editor Rosanne Welch and I decided to take on another encyclopedia project--in part so we could add women and domestic technologies to the project. Also, the original cover had a rocket in the middle picture. So, two old dudes and a phallic symbol. Rosanne and I fought for a woman. We got her. That's Maria Mitchell in the center. Go Chicks! The encyclopedia is slated for publication in 2019 with ABC-Clio. Three Volumes, 700,000 words.