Randy Susan Meyers

Randy Susan Meyers is the bestselling author of Accidents of Marriage, The Comfort of Lies, The Murderer’s Daughters, and The Widow of Wall Street. Her books have twice been finalists for the Mass Book Award and named “Must Read Books” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing at the Grub Street Writers’ Center.

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The Widow of Wall Street
Accidents of Marriage
The Comfort of Lies
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” —GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Being handy around the house. I am regrettably unable to use tools without injuring myself and others.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I am absolutely doing it!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I'm sorry.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Stuffing made from my grandmother's recipe.

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August 25, 2015

There’s a reason more people understand the Holocaust from The Diary of Ann Frank than from The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Story. Since the cave man days we’ve learned more history through storytelling than textbooks. I know I have.

Writing a novel that includes social, health or political issues carries great responsibility. We want our audience to learn as they’re immersed in the story; those of us writing hot-button issues are impassioned. We want to write a compelling story. And then there is the third, equally important point of the triangle. We must be unflinchingly honest and also empathic with the... see more

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