Jeanne Blasberg is an award-winning and bestselling author and essayist. Set in New England, her novels focus on familial relationships, especially the challenges mothers face when they bow to societal expectations before their own intuition.
Her most recent book, The Nine (She Writes Press 2019) was honored with the 2019 Foreword Indies Gold Award in Thriller & Suspense, and the Gold Medal and Juror’s Choice in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards, among others. Eden (She Writes Press 2017), her debut novel, won the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction and was a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction.
At work on her next novel, Jeanne was named a Southampton Arts Bookends Fellow in April 2021. Jeanne is the founder of the Westerly Writer’s Workshop and sits on the boards of the Boston Book Festival and GrubStreet, one of the country’s preeminent creative writing centers.
Jeanne’s essays have been featured in The Huffington Post, Indagare, Grown and Flown, diyMFA, The Jewish Book Council, among others, and anthologized in Zibby Owen’s Moms Don’t Have Time To. Jeanne also reviews contemporary fiction for the New York Journal of Books. Catch up on her latest essays and book reviews at jeanneblasberg.com.
Jeanne and her husband have three grown children and split their time between New England and the American West. When not writing, you’ll find her perfecting her squash serve, exploring sustainable agriculture, or chasing two dogs across the country.