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Celebrating Women’s History Month with a virtual author event

Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m. — VIRTUAL— The Sourcebooks BookLight events series presents a Women’s History Month event with authors Marie Benedict, Kate Moore, Heather Webb, and Katharine Gregorio and host Mary O’Malley of Skylark Bookshop. The authors will be speaking about how they told the stories of forgotten women in history who are showcased in their new releases.

About the host, Mary O’Malley

Mary Webber O’Malley is a writer and a Virtual Bookseller for Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, Missouri, reading and blurbing books across many genres. She is also the author liaison and scheduling producer for A Mighty Blaze, and co-host of the Blaze Boudoir. When not reading or writing, O’Malley and her husband love spending time with their grandchildren and tending their little suburban homestead outside Chicago.

About the authors

Marie Benedict

Marie Benedict is a graduate of Boston College, with a focus in history and art history, and the Boston University School of Law. Benedict, author of “The Other Einstein,” “Carnegie’s Maid,” “The Only Woman in the Room,” and “Lady Clementine,” views herself as an archaeologist, telling the untold stories of women. She is a lawyer in Pittsburgh, where she lives.

About “Her Hidden Genius” by Marie Benedict

The next novel from New York Times bestselling powerhouse Marie Benedict (more than 750,000 sold), shines a light on Rosalind Franklin, who died to make a world-changing scientific discovery of our very DNA, …and… whose thinking was suppressed by the men around her but whose relentless drive gave us profound knowledge of humankind.

Kate Moore


Kate Moore is the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of “The Radium Girls.” A British writer based in London, she has published numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, writing across various genres including history, biography, true crime, gift and humor. She has written more than 15 books and her work has been translated into more than 12 languages.

About “The Woman They Could Not Silence” by Kate Moore

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Radium Girls” comes a dark, dramatic, but ultimately inspiring biography of Elizabeth Packard, the forgotten woman whose fight for her own justice brought about lasting change to science and human rights for all women.

Heather Webb


Heather Webb is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of seven historical novels. Her novels have been Goodreads Top Picks, honored by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award, finalist for the 2020 Goldsboro RNA award finalist in the UK, and more. To date, Webb’s books have been translated to over a dozen languages. She lives in New England with her family and one feisty rabbit.

About “The Next Ship Home” by Heather Webb

A thoughtful historical novel inspired by true events and for fans of Kristina McMorris and Hazel Gaynor about dark secrets of Ellis Island, when entry promised a better life but often delivered something drastically different, and when immigrant strength and female friendship found ways to triumph even on the darkest days.

Katharine Gregorio


Katharine Gregorio, the great-niece of Katharine Clark, holds a BA in history from Dartmouth College, an MSc in international relations from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She currently works in product marketing for Adobe.

About “The Double Life of Katharine Clark” by Katharine Gregorio

A gripping biography that illuminates a remarkable chapter of the 20th Century, one that shows how an unwavering commitment to truth, justice, and freedom of the press prevailed even in the hardest of circumstances. It is the untold story of Gregorio’s great-aunt,Katharine Clark, a woman who forged a career in the male-dominated profession of espionage and risked her life to expose the truth about Communism to the world.

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