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As the old saying goes, “behind every great man, there’s a great woman” and perhaps no place is this more scrutinized and studied than in the relationship between the president and first lady.

Autumn Stephens, author of Feisty First Ladies and Other Unforgettable White House Women offers a unique look into the lives of the first ladies and other notable politicians and reporters.

Illuminating stories include tales of…

  • Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of Teddy Roosevelt, who placed a curse on the incoming president William Taft, by planting a voodoo doll on the White House property.
  • The first ladies who consulted psychics, seers and astrologists for advice including: Mary Lincoln’s medium Madame Laurie; Florence Harding’s astrologer Madame Marcia, Nancy Reagan’s astrologer Joan Quigley and others who communed with the other side.
  • The most popular first lady hostess to date, Dolley Madison, whom author Stephens describes as “…fond of naughty necklines and Turkish turbans trimmed with foot-long feathers (those astonishing headdresses alone set President James Madison back $1000 each year”).

In addition, Dolley in her role as first lady in 1809 is remembered for her daring spirit of adventure, being the life of the party and saving the portrait of George Washington in 1814 as the British stormed the capital to burn it down.

Her quote is a particular favorite of mine…
“There is one secret, and that is the power we all have in forming our destinies”.
– Dolley Madison

Showcasing once again that truth is stranger than fiction, author Autumn Stephens shares insightful and empowering stories of the women who belonged to this rare Pennsylvania Avenue club. Expect surprising revelations including: first ladies were pro-active on women’s rights and causes, how many were labeled party animals and who slept in each day till noon. Historians will appreciate rarely circulated historical information including page 44-45, reporting on the first female presidential candidate Victoria Woodhull, who ran for office in 1872.

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Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

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