One of the most wonderful aspects of the Organized Women community of GLOW is seeing what the amazingly creative and talented women in our group and on our board. As we all reach new levels of leadership and civic engagement in our own lives, we wanted to take a minute today to congratulate our incredibly talented board member, AC Gaughen and the Valentine’s Day debut of her first novel, Scarlet.
SCARLET, a young adult novel that sweeps readers away in this new version of the Robin Hood tale full of action secrets, and romance. Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in. It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.
"Scarlet was such a fun character to write,” says Gaughen. “Her voice is incredibly unique, and as a writer, it really propelled the story forward for me.” She’s not your typical damsel in distress; this heroine makes the plans, saves the hero, and wields a set of deadly knives. “She’s tough!” Gaughen says. “It’s a totally new take on Robin Hood, because the legend never really featured a strong, capable, awesomely independent girl before. Scarlet is not afraid to be grumpy and angry and still save the day. I love that about her.” Kinda reminds of us the How to Be a B*tch blog series!
AC brings GLOW to a new level on a daily basis. You may have see her at our IGNITE Change workshops in the fall. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team as an example of what women can accomplish when they use their voices, commit to a goal, and ignite their passions.
Check out the trailer featuring another immensely talented woman of GLOW , singer song-writer, Jenna Paone of City of Squares.