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Author Joseph De Cross on Feminism and a Female U.S. President


Please join me in welcoming Joseph De Cross, the author of the political thriller Code 13: Life of a Madam President. Joseph kindly accepted my invitation to visit and discuss his views on the election of a female U.S. President, which is what he proposes will happen in his newest novel. He also chats about feminism and family.

Let’s give Joseph the stage:

Joseph De Cross Profile Photo

Author Joseph De Cross discusses a future with a female President.

Joseph De Cross, “here, here!” Talking about women issues and getting inspired on a daily basis! I was raised by a single mom through the 60’s and 70’s. She was the typical housewife that took over a business, left by an ex-hubby that didn’t want to deal with child support.

This, I think, connected me with femininity and its core issues. I have been told by social media friends (yes, ladies!) that I’m a good listener and a sensitive person. I started writing poetry and eventually prose. This paved the way for screenwriting and publishing.

Going back to the heart of the matter: females and their rights on this 21st Century. The need to embrace their femininity and know their own worth. Personally, I think women have the right to succeed and excel in this society with double standards. Love those decisive women who know their own minds and actually can stand up for their beliefs — and hopes as well.

Code 13 by Joseph De Cross

Book Cover of Code 13: Life of a Madam President by Joseph De Cross.

A woman in the White House? Of course! We need a change for the better. Not mentioning any name in here, neither candidate’s names, but time is ticking on their behalf.

Women have innate capabilities to deal with certain issues. The world needs multitasking minds, with a strong spirit. My last book, a political thriller titled Code 13, delves into the mind of this future Madam President. She faces conspiracies and political turmoil with no end.

The book research took us to Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico. Characters took a life of their own. Our Madam in office is sensitive, bright, and ready to tackle those dark and sinister forces. Not that I wanted to talk about the first PMS moment in office, but our Madam is human and compassionate when needed. I believe that this world will be saved by women and their intelligence, period! Thanks Christy for the invitation!


Great to have you here, Joseph! Thank YOU for taking time from your busy writing schedule to join us today to discuss feminism and having a female U.S. president.

Readers, now you can get your own paperback copy of Code 13: Life of a Madam PresidentDo you want to find out more about screenwriter and author Joseph De Cross? Read his IMDb profile for details. He is currently writing a script called BlaQ Watch, which once again deals with international terrorism and how to be on top of the game.

Check out the Book Trailer for Code 13 by Joseph De Cross too:



  1. Let's CUT the Crap! May 23, 2016

    Fascinating interview. What a timely book. Woo.
    Thank you Christy and Joseph. :-)

  2. Jay May 23, 2016

    Well done, Christy. Interesting read.

  3. Teagan Geneviene May 23, 2016

    It sounds like an exciting read. Nice to meet Joseph. Hugs!

  4. lorddecross May 23, 2016

    Jay, Teagan, Let’s Cut the Crap and Christy, thanks for your intro and kind words! Writing another script as we speak…hugs!!
    Joseph D.

  5. Aquileana May 23, 2016

    Very interesting feature on De Cross’ book… I wonder in which context the research for his book took him to Argentina… Maybe it is because our previous president was a woman… Regardless, I am hinting a more complex, probably darker side of it ( 😯… Drugs?, corruption maybe?) … Thanks for sharing Christy. I enjoyed the spotlight… Sending love and best wishes for your week ahead. Aquileana 🔆

    1. lorddecross May 23, 2016

      Hi Aquileana. In short words, our future Madam President finds herself in the midst of another September 11. The plotting takes us to Buenos Aires, Cali-Colombia, Belize, Cancun and the Caribe. Drugs, corruption, cover ups and international foes, put our President to the test… and she takes historical and drastic decisions.

  6. Sandy Serbin May 23, 2016

    Always enjoy listening to a man’s perspective on feminism. Joseph brought us into the mind of a female President with his artfully written, poignant views in Code 13. This political thriller captured many moments of intrigue. Thank you, Christy, for bringing us the Author….the man. And, thank you, Joseph De Cross for a glimpse into your life.

    1. lorddecross May 24, 2016

      Thanks Sandy! You bought a copy of this book, and know what’s going on from page to page!

  7. christisings41 May 23, 2016

    I hang on to every page that Mr De Cross writes. He has no connection with the media when he writes, as if he is a modern day Nostradamus. He seems to really be able to grasp what is going on in the world and is able to connect everything through the eyes of a new leader who is female. Amazing! Sensitive writer not only in the mind but also in the heart.

    1. lorddecross May 24, 2016

      Thanks so much Christisings41!

  8. Rajagopal May 24, 2016

    Interesting interview, Christy. And Joseph book seems to be hitting the market at an opportune time. That said, no one today is keen on femininism, or masculinism for that matter. The real need is for appropriate balance of genders, where the feminine and masculine energies find equitable partnerships to create desirable sense of justice and fair play. A feminine face at the White House? Why not, because it is long overdue and Hillary’s entry should only mean the beginning of illustrious women to make the grade after her, with fair consistency and without long intervals. In this respect, the rest of the world has already blazed a trail through Sirimao Bandaranaike, Chandrika Kumaratunga, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meyer, Indira Gandhi, Angela Merkel and Dilma Rousef. Five of the total 29 states of India are today ruled by women chief ministers, viz., Mamta Banerji in West Bengal, Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan, Jayalalita in Tamil Nadu, Anandiben Patel in Gujarat, and Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu&Kashmir. Recently an all-women Indian crew of pilot, copilot and cabin crew operated Air India’s non-stop sixteen hour flight with full complement of passengers from Delhi to San Francisco. Women must take the initiative by competing for positions in as many various fields as possible so that a steady supply of talent becomes available to fill positions at the top as and when it opens up.

    1. lorddecross May 24, 2016

      Thanks for your contribution to this post, Rajagopal. We all agree in certain points. Equality, multitasking and a little of more humanity… Thanks again!

  9. vivachange77 May 24, 2016

    Wonderful insight into a son’s experience of his mother’s feminity. Thanks to Christy and Joseph.

    1. lorddecross May 24, 2016

      Thanks for taking your time and read our guest post Vivachange77! You’ve got that one right!

  10. jmsabbagh May 24, 2016

    A great post ,yet to see women’s equality and civil rights in the 3rd.world countries.Best regards.

    1. lorddecross May 24, 2016

      Thanks to you JmSabbagh!

  11. lorddecross May 24, 2016

    Very interesting comment Cheryl! Yes, have lots of female friends on social media! You have left a powerful comment, for all to read!

  12. Tricia Drammeh May 24, 2016

    Very interesting post. It looks like we very well could have a female U.S. president soon. I enjoyed reading your perspective, Joseph.

  13. dgkaye May 24, 2016

    Fantastic interview – so ‘current’. I should think a female president would be a great thing for womankind, but it’s not all about having a female president, but what they stand for and what they will do for the country, :)

    1. lorddecross May 25, 2016

      Indeed, Dgkaye! I would love to see a Madam President in office!

    2. dgkaye May 25, 2016

      It will happen soon enough. :)

  14. lorddecross May 25, 2016

    Thanks for reblogging, Tricia Drammeh! So kind of you!

  15. lorddecross May 25, 2016

    Cheryl, your comment is remarkable! You could easily play a wonderful role as a Madam secretary of state! Right on target!

    1. complete140 May 25, 2016

      What a wonderfully magnanimous comment! Thank you so much my friend. Enjoy your day! 😊

  16. Carol Balawyder May 26, 2016

    I love the cover of your book and the title! Great interview, Christy, and fantastic subject! I enjoyed it all! All the best, Joseph, with your projects.

    1. lorddecross May 26, 2016

      Thanks so much Carol! Happy Memorial day to you and our colleagues!

  17. macjam47 May 28, 2016

    Wonderful and very timely post. Thanks, Christy and Joseph.

  18. lorddecross May 29, 2016

    Appreciate your feedback MacJam47! Have a wonderful memorial weekend!

  19. The book must be an exciting read.
    Talking about female presidents: the particular lady who is trying to become one, shouldn’t really be a president. She won’t create a better life for most American, but what do I know? I’m not an American and mentally won’t ever be.
    Feminist or not feminist is most likely a question about what we want to have and what we are willing to lose. I’m neither for or against, but I am completely against about labeling anybody. It is a very characteristic thing nowadays, and I personally think it doesn’t matter how one is labeled or how they call themselves. The important thing is what they do, what they have done and how much their words comply with their doing. Regarding the latter, there are huge discrepancies. Many women have demonstrated they can handle anything as good as men. That shouldn’t be the main issue. The main issue is what their personal qualities are, how honest and willing to sacrifice their personal life in the name of others they are.

    1. Joseph de cross June 29, 2016

      Well stated Inese Poga!

  20. denisfeuerstein June 19, 2016

    Although I certainly wish that the USA gets a female president, I don’t think Hillary is the proper choice.

  21. lorddecross June 29, 2016

    Well stated Inese Poga!

  22. Resa July 1, 2016

    Christy: One of the best guest posts … ever!
    Joseph: I want to design the costumes! Wow!

  23. lorddecross August 5, 2016

    Thanks Resa! Appreciate your kind words!

  24. complete140 August 23, 2016

    I have known Joseph De Cross now for a number of years and it is a privilege to call him a ” friend.” I have always been aware of his sensitive and caring nature and his innate ability to connect psychologically with women. Also it is very obvious the left and right hemispheres of Joseph’s brain are in equilibrium. He has an astute observation and understanding of what women can “bring to the table” in general, with their instinctive leadership roles especially high communication ability with their advantageous ’emotional intelligence’. This enables them to deliver a unified environment which encourages respect in their governing role, allowing the synchronisation of teamwork being able to flourish harmoniously between genders.

    Joseph has observed through his personal upbringing by his mother in the 60’s and 70’s that while both sexes may have weaknesses, the previous traditional role of women simultaneously holding down jobs, raising the children, home responsibilities with domestic chores and overseeing homework, women are more inclined to have exceptional multitasking and time management skills.

    Enlightened men like Joseph in the corporate world are not intimidated by confident women and his book
    “Code 13” is indeed a declaration and dedication to the waning personification of the defunct stereotypical female role, showing gender does not in fact matter and women can indeed master the labyrinth of leadership!

    A brilliant interview and a privilege to read!

    Cheryl Woods

    1. Joseph De Cross October 19, 2016

      Thanks Cheryl Woods! Appreciate your time and words!

  25. sheldonk2014 August 26, 2016

    Very interesting
    Love learning about these subjects
    Especially from Joseph perspective
    As always Sheldon

    1. Christy B August 28, 2016

      How pretty – thank you!

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