I knew that unless I got back into my boss’s good graces not only would I lose this job, it was unlikely I could get hired anywhere else in media. My boss was the president of ASME. He held enormous power in the publishing industry.
The perils of working for a "boss" when YOU should be the boss instead. That is the best way that I found my way out of these horrendous situations in the corporate world. I believe that you can start your own business. There's many resources for woman-owned enterprises and you certainly have the experience, knowledge, expertise, talent, tenacity, and drive. Do your homework and figure out what it will take and go for it!