from author’s website

I’m a Boston-based writer, and over the years I’ve done all kinds of writing, from magazine articles to tech company white papers to marketing copy for non-profits.

Years ago, I wrote an article about the Saturday Evening Girls Club and their pottery for Boston Home magazine. I thought it was such an interesting story in Boston’s history, and I was surprised when I discovered that no one had ever written a novel about these women and their club. I had always wanted to write fiction, so I decided that I should be the one to write about ‘the Girls’.

Like many novels, the road to publication for The Saturday Evening Girls Club was filled with starts, stops and a bit of serendipity. After putting it on a virtual bookshelf for a couple of years, I took it out, read it with a very clear eye, and realized I still believed in the story. I decided to try to find a publishing home for it one last time. It was published by Lake Union Publishing in April 2017 and I am grateful every day that I finally get to share this story with the world.

I live outside of Boston with my two precocious tween/teen daughters, two idiotic cats and one amazing husband. I like reading, running, cooking, going to the beach and drinking lots of coffee.

The Beantown Girls, a novel about the Red Cross Clubmobile Girls of WWII, released on February 5th, 2019. It is a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. 

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