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Jeanne Blasberg

Jeanne Blasberg, author of the novel Eden, is firm believer that you are never too old to change course. She is a voracious observer of human nature and has kept a journal since childhood. After a career in finance, Jeanne enrolled at Grub Street, where she turned her attention to memoir and later fiction. Eden is her debut novel. Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston and Westerly, RI. When not writing, she can be found playing squash, skiing, or taking in the sunset over Little Narragansett Bay.


Rachel Kadish

Rachel Kadish is the author of the novels The Weight of Ink, From A Sealed Room, Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Her short fiction has been read on National Public Radio and has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and Tin House. She has been the Koret Writer-in-Residence at Stanford University and a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, and has won the National Jewish Book Award, the Association of Jewish Libraries’ Fiction Award, and the John Gardner Fiction Award. She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee has been published in numerous quarterlies and reviews, including The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, and Triquarterly. She was awarded an Artist’s Fellowship by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2012, and has twice received special mention for the Pushcart Prize. She is a graduate of Stanford University, and currently lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is her debut novel.


Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders’ second novel, The Fifty-First State, was published by Engine Books in October, 2013, and was selected as a Holiday Reading List pick by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Her first novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, was chosen by Pat Conroy as the winner of River City Publishing’s Fred Bonnie Award, and received fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book… READ MORE

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer S. Brown has lived on three of the four corners of the United States (Miami Beach, Seattle, and the Boston ‘burbs). She is the author of the historical novel Modern Girls (NAL/Penguin) …. READ MORE


Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani is the artistic director of Grub Street and the author of three novels: All This Talk of Love (2013), a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Saint of Lost Things (2005); and A Kiss From Maddalena (2003), winner of the Massachusetts Book Award. In addition to his work at Grub Street…

Camille deAngelis

Camille DeAngelis

Camille DeAngelis is the author of the novels Immaculate HeartPetty MagicMary Modern, and the Alex Award-winning Bones & All. She’s also written a book of practical philosophy, Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People, and a first-edition guidebook, Moon Ireland (revised edition coming April 2017)…READ MORE

Sara Farizan

Sara Farizan

Sara Farizan is the award-winning young adult author of If You Could Be Mine and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. She has been featured on BuzzfeedMother Jones, NPR, and has had the opportunity to tour as far away as Australia for her books… READ MORE

Kelly Ford

Kelly J. Ford

Kelly J. Ford is the author of Cottonmouths, which Lambda Literary calls “a tale of resentment, venomous betrayal, and the wounds hidden beneath familiar surfaces.” Kelly is an instructor for GrubStreet Writing Center, and her fiction has appeared in Black Heart MagazineFried Chicken and Coffee, and Knee-Jerk Magazine. She is Arkansas-bred and Boston-based.


Stephanie Gayle

Stephanie Gayle’s second novel, Idyll Threats, was published by Seventh Street Books in September 2015. Her first novel, My Summer of Southern Discomfort, was chosen as one of Redbook’s Top Ten Summer Reads….READ MORE


Daphne Kalotay

Daphne Kalotay is the author, most recently, of the novel Sight Reading (HarperCollins)—a finalist for the 2014 Paterson Fiction Prize and winner of the 2014 New England Society Book Award for Fiction. Her fiction collection Calamity and Other Stories (Doubleday) was short-listed for the Story Prize and…READ MORE

Crystal King

Crystal King

Crystal King is the author of Feast of Sorrow, which Epicurious calls “an upstairs/downstairs drama meets food porn meets historical fiction.” Her writing is fueled by a love of history and an obsession with the food, language, and culture of Italy. In between her social media/marketing day job, she has taught writing and social media at GrubStreet and several universities including Harvard Extension School and Boston University.

Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover

is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award... READ MORE

Henriette Power

Henriette Lazaridis Power

Henriette Lazaridis Power’s debut novel, The Clover House, was published by Ballantine Books in April 2013, and was a Boston Globe best-seller and a Target Emerging Authors pick. Her work has appeared in publications including Narrative Magazine, Salamander, the New England Review, The Millions, the New York Times online, and the Huffington Post. She is the… READ MORE

Louise Miller

Louise Miller

Louise Miller‘s debut novel The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living was chosen by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the “8 Food Novels You Need To Read This Summer” and has been described by New York Times bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal as a “magnificent debut.” …. READ MORE


Anjali Mitter Duva

Anjali Mitter Duva is an Indian-American writer raised in France. Her novel, Faint Promise of Rain, was published by She Writes Press in October 2014. She is a co-founder of Chhandika, a non-profit organization that teaches and presents India’s classical storytelling kathak dance…

Liz2014BWE. B. Moore

E. B. Moore grew up in a Pennsylvania fieldstone house on a Noah’s ark farm, most animals two-by-two, along with a herd of Cheviot sheep. After a career as a metal sculptor, she returned to writing poetry. Her chapbook of poems, New Eden, A Legacy, (Finishing Line Press, 2009) was the foundation for her novel, An Unseemly Wife (NAL/Penguin 10/7/2014) …  READ MORE


Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Press). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, One Story, Five Chapters, Gulf Coast, The Millions, and elsewhere, and has been awarded the Pushcart Prize…


Patricia Park

Patricia Park  is the author of RE JANE: A Novel (PDB/Viking, Penguin). Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesGuardianSlice Magazine, and others….

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, winning 33 Emmys and dozens more journalism honors.  The bestselling author of eight mysteries, Ryan’s also an award-winner in her second profession …. READ MORE


Kate Racculia

Kate Racculia’s second novel, Bellweather Rhapsody, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2014 and was chosen as a Best Summer Book 2014 by Publisher’s Weekly. Her first novel, This Must Be the Place, was named a 2011 Must-Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. You can find her online… READ MORE

Emily Ross

Emily Ross

Emily Ross received a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award in fiction for her YA thriller Half in Love with Death. She is a 2012 graduate of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program and an editor and contributor at Dead Darlings, a website dedicated to discussing the craft of novel writing. She loves dark mysteries and anything noir…. READ MORE

Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp’s Dawn Tripp’s Georgia, a novel about the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, is an ABA Indie Next Pick and has been described as a “tour de force” by Publishers Weekly. Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for fiction, Tripp is the author of three previous novels: Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, and Game of Secrets, a Boston Globe bestseller…. READ MORE

Annie Weatherwax

Annie Weatherwax

Annie Weatherwax is the winner of the Robert Olen Butler Prize for Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in The Sun Magazine, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, for years she earned a living sculpting superheroes and cartoon characters for Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Pixar and others… READ MORE


Jennie Wood

Jennie Wood is the creator and writer of Flutter, a comic series. Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait, the first graphic novel in the series, is available on 215 Ink. The Advocate calls Flutter one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. She is also a contributor to the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic anthology, FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead and READ MORE