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
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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 be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In the mythic beach house of my dreams (probably the one from the movie SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE.)

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Lying on a beach, under an umbrella, reading an absolutely fantastic book, after swimming, while not worrying about how I look. (Could this ever happen?)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat, who saved nearly 100,000 Hungarians during the Holocaust--and lost his freedom, and then life in the process. All I could say is "thank you," and "I am in awe of you."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Francie Nolan from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" -- she was my childhood touchstone.

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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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