About Jeanne

Jeanne Blasberg is the author of Eden, 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. Eden was released in May 2017 by She Writes Press.

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 is the founder of the Westerly Memoir Project as well as a board member of the Boston Book Festival. She is a student and board member of Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers where she wrote and revised her second novel, The Nine which will be released by She Writes Press in August 2019.

Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston, MA and Westerly, RI. They love to travel, hike, ski, and spend time on the water. She 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 personal essays and travel writing.

Awards and Praise


Winner of the 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards for New Fiction
Winner of the 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards for Women’s Fiction
Winner of the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction
Finalist of the 2017 International Book Awards for Historical Fiction
Second Place Winner for the 2017–2018 Reader Views Literary Awards for General Fiction/Novel
Shortlisted for the 2018 Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction
Finalist for the 2018 New England Society in the City of New York Book Award for Fiction


— Eden is not just another farewell-to-the-summer-house novel, but instead a masterfully interwoven family saga with indelible characters, unforgettable stories, and true pathos. Most impressive, there’s not an ounce of fat on this excellent book.
Anita Shreve, New York Times best selling author of The Pilot’s Wife and The Stars are Fire

The Nine