Alex J. Cavanaugh, is having a stellar giveaway. It includes not only a copy of his sci fi epic CassaStar, but...BUT it also includes a review copy of CassaFire, the highly anticipated sequel which will blaze into our solar system on February 28, 2012. But wait... There's MORE! Included also in this stupendous bag of awesomeness is bookmarks, postcards and other goodies courtesy of Dancing Lemur Press, Alex's publisher. How cool is this? All you kids have to do is head on over to his site here for all the rules. It's open until Dec 31 and the winner will be announced on January 4.
She admired baseball greats Stan Musial and Dizzy Dean and said in an interview with thediamondangle.com that the thrill came from "Playing every day with and against strong teams. Being treated like a pro by not only management, but by your team and your fans. And of course being together with your teammates." Treated like pros at a time when women were not equals is amazing. She made 50 to 70 dollars a week, which was more than her father at the time. Yet, even as a pro athlete she still had to wear skirts, make up and take part in etiquette lessons.
She passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the age of 91. On behalf of all women, thank you, Mabel for blazing a trail the rest of us have followed. You are one of my kick-ass heroines.