This exciting anthology contains stories from twenty-five women from different parts of the world. Their ages differ, as do their backgrounds and locations, but one thing they all have in common is a spirit of independence and a determination to not only succeed, but prevail. Whether their struggles are to maintain balance between motherhood and career, escape from an abusive relationship, or to step out in faith and pursue a dream, all of these women have forged their own path. As women, one of our most powerful "gifts" is the ability to encourage one another. This book is an effort to encourage women across the world. These twenty-five women share stories that will make you laugh, inspire you, and maybe even make you cry. Their hope is that these stories will inspire YOUR independent spirit and allow you to live the life you were meant to live. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to a charitable organization that fights breast cancer. Foreword by Karen McQuestion Afterword by Beth Elisa Harris Compiled by Cheryl Shireman Formatting by Heather Marie Adkins Cover by Christine DeMaio-Rice Stories included: Foreword by Karen McQuestion Knight in Shining Armor by Shea MacLeod Latchkey Kid by Heather Marie Adkins Write or Die by Danielle Blanchard The Phoenix and The Darkness by Lizzy Ford Never Too Late by Linda Welch Stepping Into the Light by Donna Fasano One Fictionista’s Literary Bliss by Katherine Owen I Burned My Bra For This? by Cheryl Shireman Mrs. So Got It Wrong Agent by Prue Battten Holes by Suzanne Tyrpak Turning Medieval by Sarah Woodbury A Kinky Adventure in Anglophilia by Anne R. Allen Writing From a Flour Sack by Dani Amore Just Me and James Dean by Cheryl Bradshaw How a Big Yellow Truck Changed My Life by Christine DeMaio-Rice From 200 Rejections to Amazon Top 200! by Sibel Hodge Have You Ever Lost a Hat? by Barbara Silkstone French Fancies! by Mel Comley Life’s Little Gifts by Melissa Foster Never Give Up On Your Dream by Christine Kersey Self-taught Late Bloomer by Carol Davis Luce Moving to The Middle East by Julia Crane Paper, Pen, and Chocolate by Talia Jager The Magic Within and The Little Book That Could by Michelle Muto Write Out of Grief by Melissa Smith Afterword by Beth Elisa Harris This special paperback edition also includes What Is Your Life Whispering To You? The Story Behind the Indie Chicks Anthology. Be sure to also check out the ebook version that also includes a sneak peak into the novels of these 25 women writers. Stop by our Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/IndieChicksAnthology Follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/IndieChicksCafe We may also be found on our website, www.indiechickscafe where we all hang out and blog about subjects close to our heart.