Women Write it Down



In honor of Women’s History Month

Book People is delighted to host

Women Write it Down



A panel discussion featuring local authors

Kristen Green (author of The Devil’s Half Acre),

Judy Hart (author of A National Park for Women’s Rights)

and Julie Fritz (author of Twinings: Poems at Eighty).

The discussion will be moderated by Emmy Award-winning writer Rachel McRady (author of Sun Seekers). 


The focus of the discussion is women authors discussing their works (both in process and already in print), their motivations in choosing their subject matter, and most importantly, what it means and what it’s like to be a female author and creator. Each author who will be present has had her own unique experiences, challenges, and stories that has led them on their journey as an author and the works they have produced have all been influenced by those experiences, challenges and stories.  

We are very much looking forward to an evening shining light on the female author experience. Join us to hear what steered them to the topics that they write about and why those topics were important to them.


Kristen GreenKristen Green is a reporter and the author of the New York Times bestseller Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County, which received the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction and the People's Choice Award. She has worked as a writer for two decades for newspapers including the Boston Globe, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She holds a master's in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and lives with her husband and two daughters in Richmond, Virginia.





Judy HartJudy Hart was the founding Superintendent for the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York as well as the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park in Richmond. Cornell University Press recently published her book A National Park For Women's Rights: The Campaign That Made It Happen.



Julie FritzJulie Plunkett Fritz has been known as a marketing consultant and abstract landscape artist. But now at eighty, she will be known as a poet, with her first book of published poems, Twinings. She grew up on a small farm in East Tennessee; raised her family in Richmond, Virginia; then lived in varied lands throughout the country just to see what they were like-after first checking them out on the back of a motorcycle! She now lives quietly with her husband back in Richmond, Virginia.





Rachel McRadyRachel McRady is an Emmy-winning writer and editor for Entertainment Tonight. She's been writing novels since before she could write herself, dictating stories to her very patient mother on an old computer in the '90s. Sun Seekers is her debut novel. Rachel lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Caleb, and daughters, Iona and Isla.








Event date: 

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

10464 Ridgefield Pkwy.
Gleneagle Center
Henrico, VA 23223
The Devil's Half Acre: The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South's Most Notorious Slave Jail By Kristen Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541675636
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - April 12th, 2022

A National Park for Women's Rights: The Campaign That Made It Happen By Judy Hart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501771651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Three Hills - October 15th, 2023

Twinings: Poems at Eighty By Julie Fritz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781958754313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brandylane Publishers, Inc. - April 11th, 2023

Sun Seekers: A Novel By Rachel McRady Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639104970
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alcove Press - January 9th, 2024