I am the author of four novels: Her Sister's Tattoo, Kinship of Clover, On Hurricane Island, and House Arrest. My work has been honored by the Women’s National Book Association, the Massachusetts Center for the Book, PBS NewsHour, the American Book Fest, and Publishers Weekly. Recent and forthcoming essay publications include Lit Hub, Solstice, Ms Magazine, Lilith, Mom Egg Review, The Boston Globe, Guernica, and The Writers Chronicle. I earned my MFA in fiction from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. I'm a founding member of Straw Dog Writers Guild and lead the Guild’s Social Justice Writing project.
My fourth novel, Her Sister's Tattoo, released in April, 2020, in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic. Which is interesting, because the novel is about the conflicts between family loyalties and political decisions. In the novel, two sisters are arrested during an anti-Vietnam War protest; their choices regarding family versus political activism tear them apart, and are passed down to their daughters. The novel offers ripe territory for book group discussions: what would you do, in this situation? Here are a couple of advance blurbs about the novel:
"Her Sister's Tattoo is a story of not just of two sisters but of our country, where politics have so often torn apart families, loved ones, and communities. This tenderly told novel brings humanity to all sides of struggle, lifting us with its grace, compassion, and hope for the future. I highly recommend." — Rene Denfeld
"Her Sister's Tattoo is an honest and riveting portrait of anti-war activists and the price individuals and families pay for their actions, no matter how just. It is also a portrait of how lies and secrets can eat away again at both individuals and everyone in their families, particularly children. Meeropol evokes both the fear and exhilaration of protest." — Marge Piercy