Neal Katz weaves a compelling page-turning story that cleverly unfolds history while providing a wonderfully entertaining ride. … Impressively well written and exceptionally entertaining from beginning to end, “Outrageous” is very highly recommended for both community and academic library American Historical Fiction collections.

Susan Bethany

Midwest Book Review

Victoria Woodhull is one of the most fascinating but forgotten characters in American history.  She deserves to be better known by anyone who cares about gender equality and the ongoing fight to make America a more tolerant and just country— kudos to Neal Katz for bringing her story to life for a new generation of readers.

Debby Applegate


In smoothly-written and compulsively readable chapters, Katz takes his readers through the young women’s difficult early years and entrance into the broader stage of adult life. His research is obviously extensive, but his novel’s exposition is very naturally woven into the internal dramatics of his narrative, and his large cast of characters includes plenty of historical figures, all well-realized. … This is a very promising opening chapter to a series that feels long overdue.

Fiona Ness

Historical Novel Society

I can’t believe this in Neal’s first book. Incredibly well written, this is an important work. I see literary accolades and a long running series.

Victor Villaseñor

National bestselling author of Rain of Gold, Three time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and author of Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy

This is a very well written historical fiction novel that immediately draws you in with believable dialogue and a subject matter that makes you want to know more. … Every step along the way, Katz does a wonderful job of making you feel like you were really there.

Thomas Lopinski

Author of The Art of Raising Hell

I am impressed with the personality profiles. You clearly grasp the long term, psychological impact of the fugue coping mechanism, or taking flight, the identity disappearing, or creating an alternate, safer reality in response to trauma. Well done.

Mojgan Jahan

Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Intense and mind gripping from page 1 to the bitter end of this volume 1, leaving the reader ready and enthusiastic for volume 2 to appear in print! Totally captivating, Neal and Victoria are definitely spiritually connected, he writes this for her, through her, and with her. The writer has got to be a man of deep, true love, and compassion for all humanity with a will to see the end of all suffering.

Carol Beatson, Amazon Customer

Well written with great character development. The author takes women and children of that era and raises them up …  a masterpiece that should be read and re-read many times.

Gayle Pace, Amazon Customer

Outrageous; The Victoria Woodhull Saga Vol 1 Book Image

This debut novel won 12 literary awards. OUTRAGEOUS, traces an icon of Victorian American feminism, Victoria Woodhull from childhood poverty and horrific abuse to becoming one of the wealthiest women in America, founding the first woman-owned brokerage firm on Wall Street, and the first woman-owned newspaper. Victoria will stop at nothing to achieve her destiny.

Scandalous; The Victoria Woodhull Saga Vol 2 Book Image

Volume 2 of The Victoria Woodhull Saga brings Victorian America and the struggle of women to life. The facts amaze, audacity engages, lascivious adventures entertain, and the abuses of power render all of it Scandalous!

Scandalous has won 5 literary awards.

Neal Katz Awards

2016 Winner of three Gold Medals: IBPA Ben Franklin, Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book by a Publisher, the IPPY Award for Best Historical Fiction, and Gold Medal for Historical Fiction/Personage by Reader's Favorite. Other Awards: Finalist in the Historical Fiction category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Second Place winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Fiction, Best New Fiction in the International Book Awards for 2016, Finalist in two categories Independent Author Network Book of the Year, Chantecleer Goethe Award Finalist, Shelf Unbound Notable 100, and one of IndieReader's Best Books of 2016.