"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women."

-Maya Angelou



Welcome to my author's website. If you like books and history, especially women's history, then I consider you a friend already.

I write historical fiction and just completed my first novel, Vindicated: The Story of Mary Wollstonecraft, a fictional account of the woman widely considered the world's first feminist.

In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft published her ground-breaking text, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Since then women have benefitted from one woman's willingness to call attention to disparities in the way society educated half its population. At the time, Wollstonecraft was admired and scorned for her audacity. Yet her words lived on well after her death and inspired women's movements around the globe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, demonstrating the impact of a single person's actions.

Join me in celebrating fascinating women like Wollstonecraft by reading my blog Women Past and Present, which features stories of women who shaped history, are defining the present, or are sculpting the future. At the right, download my free e-book about American women in the first half of the twentieth century.


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N.J. Mastro

Stories of Amazing Women


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