The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth

Jackie Mitchell with Babe Ruth and GehrigIt’s April 2, 1931. The mighty New York Yankees are headed north for spring training. They expect an uneventful exhibition game against the local Chattanooga team, the Lookouts.

What they don’t expect? A 17-year-old girl named Jackie Mitchell to strike out two of their star players in a row: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Check out more of her story at the Smithsonian Mag.

The Night Witches

The Night WitchesImagine you’re in a flimsy plywood plane, flying at night through enemy German lines. No radar. No parachute. No compass.Your only navigation is a pencil and map.

That’s what scores of brave young women, usually just 17 to 26 years old, did during World War II. They were known as the Night Witches – some of the bravest, and least known, pilots in the Soviet forces. This Atlantic story tells their amazing tale.

Smashwords Does It Again

A Queens Revenge smIt’s another piece of good news (and countless hours of programming) from Mark Coker and the team at Smashwords. Readers and writers alike can now take advantage of pre-orders on great new releases at Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBooks, and of course Smashwords.

A Queen’s Revenge is up and running with pre-orders now, with huge thanks¬†to Mark and the team for making this feature available.