The Solo Female Travel Book: Tips and Inspiration for Women Who Want to See the World on Their Own Terms
THE CHEESEMAKER’S DAUGHTER, is forthcoming from Regalo Press in August 2024:
When Marina’s father summons her back to their Croatian island from New York—and away from her evaporating marriage—to help him save his failing cheese factory, she must face her rocky past and an uncertain future.
How do you begin again when the past threatens to drown you?
In the throes of an unraveling marriage, New Yorker Marina Maržić returns to her native Croatian island where she helps her father with his struggling cheese factory, Sirana. Forced to confront her divided Croatian-American identity and her past as a refugee from the former Yugoslavia, Marina moves back in with her parents on Pag and starts a new life working at Sirana. As she gradually settles into a place that was once home, her life becomes inextricably intertwined with their island’s cheese. When her past with the son of a rival cheesemaker stokes further unrest on their divided island and her father falls ill, she must find a way to save Sirana—and in the process, learns to belong on her own terms.
KRISTIN VUKOVIĆ has written for The New York Times, BBC Travel, Travel + Leisure, Coastal Living, AFAR, Virtuoso, The Magazine, Hemispheres, and Public Books, among others. She holds both a BA in Literature and Writing and an MFA from Columbia University, and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Joy Buolamwini is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, a groundbreaking researcher, and a renowned speaker. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Time, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Atlantic. As the Poet of Code, she creates art to illuminate the impact of artificial intelligence on society and advises world leaders on preventing AI harms. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rhodes Scholarship, the inaugural Morals & Machines Prize, and the Technological Innovation Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Her MIT research on facial recognition technologies is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary Coded Bias. Born in Canada to Ghanaian immigrants, Buolamwini lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Wisdom of Wildly Creative Women – Angela Lomenzo
Wisdom of Wildly Creative Women – Real Stories From Inspirational, Artistic, and Empowered Women
If you are looking for encouragement, insight, and a boost to your personal creativity, this gathering of badass ingenious women is exactly what you need. Packed with passion, visionary thinking, and the sheer smarts of pragmatic dreamers, this is your guide to living an inspired life!
Writer, makeup artist, and creative director Angela LoMenzo combines stunning photography and powerful life stories to shine a light on the wild and wondrous journeys of twenty-five extraordinary and deeply creative women. This diverse group of artists, authors, actors, designers, musicians, and entrepreneurs, from a multitude of creative careers, shares their experiences with depression, bullying, infertility, cancer, assault, grief, and many other issues women don’t often have a safe space to talk about. This collection will inspire you to live your most creative and fulfilled life by learning from the wisdom of these phenomenal women who have overcome every obstacle in their paths—illustrating that it is possible to live the life you have always desired now!
Angela has been a makeup artist for over thirty years, working in television, music videos, print, and photography. In 1993, she married veteran bassist James LoMenzo, currently a member of the Grammy Award winning metal band Megadeth. Lomenzo lives in her native Los Angeles with James and rescue pup Lita, and has a daughter, Zoe Rose– a graphic artist and illustrator. She recently became certified as a Chopra Meditation Instructor to help people learn the healing benefits of meditation both physically and mentally.
Bravish: Lisa Niver
The Poems of Breakpoint
Dedicated to ‘ all the women in tech making it happen,’ Breakpoint by Betsy Aoki is a debut poetry collection that combines intense lyrical free verse with found Python “code poems” to explore the modern technological and societal landscape.
Aoki, a video game producer by day, brings the reader into her world of polygons and fractals, Japanese folklore and family stories, computational language and robot factories, and the timeless yearning to be seen clearly. The machines speak in this book, but more strongly the women in tech’s voices rise in the rooms where the future is being made.