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Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are the authors of “The Nanny Diaries,” which was declared a ‘phenomenon’ by Newsweek and was the longest-running hardcover bestseller of 2002. The book was made into a major motion picture in 2007 starring Scarlett Johansen, Laura Linney and Alicia Keys. Emma and Nicola have also authored “Citizen Girl,” “Dedication,” “The Nanny Returns,” “Over You,” “The Real Real” and “Between You and Me” which was just released in paperback. Web site: Twitter: @nannydiaries Christina Baker Kline is the New York Times-bestselling author of five novels – “Orphan Train,” “Bird in Hand, “The Way Life Should Be, “Desire Lines and “Sweet Water” – and the author/editor of five nonfiction books. Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007-2011, Kline is a recent recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship and several research fellowships (to Ireland and Minnesota), and has been a Writer-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives with her husband and three sons near New York City, and spends as much time as possible on the coast of Maine, where she grew up. Her latest novel, “Orphan Train,” is currently on the New York Times bestseller list. Web site: Twitter: @bakerkline

Pamela Redmond Satran is a New York Times bestselling humor writer and novelist as well as the coauthor with Linda Rosenkrantz of eight books about names. She is the creator of several websites, including Nameberry, and a columnist for Glamour. Satran, the mother of three children, lives outside New York with her husband Richard, a journalist. Her latest novel is “The Possibility of You.” Web site: Twitter: @prsatran A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction on company laptops as a corporate strategy consultant. Her acclaimed first novel, “Overseas,” was published in 2012 and became an international bestseller, translated into seven languages. She lives with her husband and four young children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and doing laundry. Web site: Twitter: @bcwilliamsbooks A few people always know what they want to do when they grow up. Priscille Sibley knew early on she would become a nurse. And a poet. Later, her love of words developed into a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Maine, Priscille has paddled down a few wild rivers, done a little rock climbing, and jumped out of airplanes. She currently lives in New Jersey where she works as a neonatal intensive care nurse

and shares her life with her wonderful husband, three tall teenage sons, and a mischievous Wheaten terrier. “The Promise of Stardust” is her first novel. Web site: Twitter: @PriscilleSibley Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is the author of “Pastors’ Wives,” her debut novel. Like her first book, this one was inspired by an article she wrote for Time magazine, where she was a longtime staff writer. (It’s hard to come up with original story ideas, she’ll have you know.) Lisa also writes TV pilots; this year she wrote and produced “The Ordained,” starring Charlie Cox, Sam Neill, Hope Davis and Audra McDonald, that CBS then made the terrible mistake of not picking up. Born and raised in Japan, Lisa has called New Jersey her home since the day she matriculated at Rutgers. If you insult her adoptive home state, she’ll karate-kick you, and it’ll hurt. Web site: Twitter: @lisacullen Sally Koslow was the world’s happiest magazine editor-in-chief ‘til Rosie O’Donnell knocked on the door at McCall’s and turned it into a magazine called Rosie. Sally went on to create a magazine for Lifetime Television for women, but start-ups are delicate, and for the second time she found herself jobless. For amusement while jobhunting, Sally joined a writing workshop. There, she produced what turned into her debut novel, “Little Pink Slips,” loosely inspired by her experience at McCall’s when an eccentric celebrity took over. At some point, Sally morphed into a full-time writer and has

produced four more books since 2007: “The Late, Lamented Molly Marx,” a bestseller in Germany and Target Book Club Pick; “With Friends Like These,” also selected by Target; “Slouching Toward Adulthood,”a work of nonfiction about the consequences of helicopter parenting that has been optioned by NBC for possible sitcom development; and now, a fourth novel, “The Widow Waltz.” She also writes essays for magazines, newspapers and websites and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Web site: Twitter: @sallykoslow

TOR A R E D MO Amy Bromberg has been part of the book publicity and PR industries since 2010. She has worked with various authors, including Sere Prince Halverson, Sarah Pinneo and Jillian Medoff, Cari Kamm and Sherryl Woods doing online publicity and traditional media campaigns. Amy is also co-owner of Chick Lit Central, a well-known book blog in women’s fiction. In this dual capacity she sources and communicates with authors, creating networks between them and social media sites. She is also responsible for the blog’s social media where she has developed relationships which such authors as Jane Green, Jennifer Weiner, Claire Cook, Josie Brown, Marilyn Brant, Sarah Jio, Juliette Fay and Marisa de los Santos. Amy is currently a publicist working with McAllister PR. She graduated from Montclair State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism. Web site: Twitter: @chicklitcentral and @AmyRBromberg

S D A E R R E M M U S D E D N E M M RECO Sally Koslow

“Sisterland” by Curtis Sittenfeld “Shocked” by Patricia Volk “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

“The Lost Daughter” by Elena Ferrante “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter

“Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home” by Alison Singh Gee “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family” by Cheryl Tan “Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America” by Jeff Chu

Priscille Sibley

Beatriz Williams

“Shine Shine Shine” by Lydia Netzer “A Grown Up Kind of Pretty” by Joshilyn Jackson “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett

“The Time Between” by Karen White “Call Me Zelda” by Erika Robuck “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Amy Bromberg

Pamela Redmond Satran

“One Day” by David Nicholls “The Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles “It Happens Every Day” by Isabel Gilles “The Best of Us” by Sarah Pekkanen

Christina Baker Kline

“The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer “The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud “Stag’s Leap” by Sharon Olds “Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama” by Alison Bechdel

“All The Summer Girls” by Meg Donohue “The Next Best Thing” by Jennifer Weiner “Beautiful Day” by Elin Hildrebrand “Ladies’ Night” by Mary Kay Andrews


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Author bios and recommended reads from the June 7, 2013, Beach Reads Program at Princeton (NJ) Public Library.

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