By Ros Ball

Extraordinary elected women from across the world that everyone should know

Friday, 22 October 2021

Thanks to you


You will have already seen the emails letting you know that Women Who Won is 100% funded but I wanted to send a personal message of thanks. We did it! You and me. I'm so very grateful for your support and wanted to let you know what I'm up to now.

In all honesty it's midday on Friday (my writing day) and I am in bed. That's because it's where I work best. I couldn't compare myself to them, but Edith Wharton, Proust and Mark Twain all wrote from their beds. I find it the place I think best,  and as you can see in the photo I've got my books around me and I'm revelling in the research. 

Though I may be comfortable I assure you I'm working as hard as I can to get the manuscript into shape as quickly as possible. Meanwhile our wonderful illustrator Emmy Lupin has started her drawings. I'm incredibly excited to see her images alongside my words.

Many thanks again for ensuring this book will hit the printing presses. It's going to be great and it's thanks to you.


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Joelle Owusu
 Joelle Owusu says:

So proud of you, Ros! I can’t wait to see the finished book. All the best with the publication journey x

posted 22nd October 2021

Rebecca Asher
 Rebecca Asher says:

I'm a massive fan of working from bed too, Ros! Brilliant news that you reached your funding goal. Congratulations and looking forward to reading all about those winning women.

posted 23rd October 2021

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