Randy Susan Meyers' novels are informed by over twenty years working with criminal offenders and families impacted by emotional and physical violence.
Reviewing her newest novel, Waisted, Booklist wrote "Meyers exquisitely explores body image, family, and marriage in this surprisingly deep novel. Though she starts with a fictionalized version of the TV show The Biggest Loser, she dips into major issues of race, culture, obsession, and sisterhood. Taking on the timely topic of how a woman is perceived in today’s society, she twists it into how far women will go to be what society deems right, and at what cost—a marriage, a family obligation, a personal goal? A compelling story that will leave readers giving their scale the side eye."
Kirkus Review wrote, "Meyers spins a compelling tale, raising critical questions about familial, social, and cultural messages about body image . . ." and Library Journal said "Meyers delivers a timely examination of body image, family, friendship, and what it means to be a woman in modern society. It will appeal to anyone who has ever dreaded stepping on a scale; even those who haven't will learn from it. Culturally inclusive and societally on point, this is a must-read."
The Widow of Wall Street, the story of a woman’s seemingly blind love for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall, was called “compelling” by The Washington Post; . Library Journal wrote, “Full of deceit, scandal, and guilt, her novel expertly explores how rising to the top only to hit rock bottom affects a family. The consequence will leave readers reeling.”
Publishers Weekly called The Widow of Wall Street “an engaging and sharp reflection of the rapid changes in marital dynamics over the course of the 20th century, as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers and allure of ambition in the heyday of Wall Street.”
New York Times bestselling author, Melanie Benjamin wrote, “I dare you not to read Randy Susan Meyers’ The Widow of Wall Street in one big gulp,” after reading this novel.
Two previous novels, The Murderer’s Daughters and Accidents of Marriage were finalists for the Mass Book Awards (2010 & 2015) and each was included as a “Must Read Book” by the Massachusetts Council of the Book, which declared, “The clear and distinctive voice of Randy Susan Meyers will have you enraptured and wanting more.”
The Boston Globe called Meyers’ second novel, The Comfort of Lies “sharp and biting, and sometimes wickedly funny when the author skewers Boston’s class and
neighborhood dividing lines, but it has a lot of heart, too.”
Choosing Accidents of Marriage as a People “Pick of The Week,” the magazine wrote, “This novel’s unsparing look at emotional abuse and its devastating consequences gives it gravity and bite, while a glimpse into a physically damaged mind both surprises and fascinates.”
The Murderer’s Daughters was called a “Knock-out Debut” by the LA Times and was a nationwide Target Book Club pick.
Meyers is a Brooklyn-Boston mix who believes happiness requires family, friends, books, and an occasional NY bagel. She lives in Boston with her husband where she teaches writing seminars at Boston’s Grub Street Writers’ Center.