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Marie Benedict

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Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a commercial litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. While practicing as a NYC lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastical job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women -- and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, thematically connected series of historical fiction excavating the stories of important, complex and fascinating women from the past with THE OTHER EINSTEIN, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. She then released CARNEGIE'S MAID, the story of a brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie toward philanthropy, follow ...more

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Marie Benedict Right now, I am about to announce the book I'll be publishing in January of 2021 -- I'm so excited about it! In addition, I have co-written a book wit…moreRight now, I am about to announce the book I'll be publishing in January of 2021 -- I'm so excited about it! In addition, I have co-written a book with the wonderful author Victoria Christopher Murray called THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN, which will release in June of 2021, about the personal librarian to J.P. Morgan, who was only able to ascend to become one of the most powerful people in the manuscript and art world by hiding her true identity as an African-American in a time of increasing racism and segregation. (less)
Marie Benedict As a child, I always adored books in which the characters found a doorway to the past and got to lose themselves in another time and place. I wanted t…moreAs a child, I always adored books in which the characters found a doorway to the past and got to lose themselves in another time and place. I wanted to be those characters. Now, as a writer, I get to fulfill that childhood fantasy of traveling to the past by walking through the doorway of my fiction.(less)
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HER HIDDEN GENIUS

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As a writer of historical fiction about women who’ve left crucial legacies, I am often asked the following question: who are you writing about next? Given that I have a long list of women from the past whose stories deserve to be told, this can be tough to answer depending on where I am in the writing process. But not right now. I can’t wait for you to read HER HIDDEN G Read more of this blog post »
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“Her quietude was not weakness; it was an ardent watchfulness that would be replaced by a roar when required.”
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“... it occurred to me that we are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities.”
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