Jeanne Blasberg is an award-winning and bestselling author and essayist. Her most recent book, The Nine (She Writes Press 2019) has been honored with the Foreward Indies Gold Award in Thriller & Suspense, Juror’s Choice in the National Indie Excellence Awards, and additional awards from Chanticleer, the International Book Awards, Reader’s Favorite, and more. Eden (She Writes Press 2017), is the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards for Women’s Fiction and finalist for both the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice in Fiction and the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction.
After graduating from Smith College, Jeanne embarked on a career in finance. Even as she worked primarily with numbers, she always had an interest in writing. She made stops on Wall Street, Macy’s, and wrote case studies at Harvard Business School before turning seriously to fiction. She has kept a journal throughout her life, eventually taking inspiration from her childhood writings to pen her first novel, Eden.
Jeanne caught the travel bug during a three-year stint in Europe. She’s found that her power of observation is the strongest on foreign soil, providing ample inspiration for her essays on travel, writing, parenthood and more, which have appeared in The Huffington Post, Indagare, The Boston Book Blog, diyMFA, Grown and Flown, Dead Darlings, The Jewish Book Council, Squash Magazine, Adoptimist.com, and elsewhere.
Both a teacher of writing and a lifetime learnerJeanne is the founder of the Westerly Writer’s Workshop as well as a board member of the Boston Book Festival. She is a student and board member of GrubStreet, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers, where she is currently developing her next novel. Jeanne’s essays on travel, writing, parenthood and more have appeared in The Huffington Post, Indagare, The Boston Book Blog, diyMFA, Grown and Flown, Dead Darlings, The Jewish Book Council, Squash Magazine, Adoptimist.com, and many others.
Jeanne and her husband have three grown children and split their time between Boston, MA and Westerly, RI. When she isn’t writing, she can be found playing squash, skiing, or taking in the glorious sunsets over Little Narragansett Bay.