Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

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Jeanne Blasberg is an award-winning, bestselling author and essayist. Her most recent novel, The Nine (She Writes Press 2019), has been honored with the Foreword Indies Gold Award in Thriller & Suspense, Juror’s Choice in the National Indie Excellence Awards, and additional awards from Chanticleer, the International Book Awards, Reader’s Favorite, and more. Her debut novel Eden (She Writes Press 2017) 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. Set in New England, her novels focus on familial relationships, primarily the challenges mothers face when they bow to societal expectations before their own intuition.

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Zero O’Clock is a beautiful and timely YA novel that is both heartbreaking and whip smart, a glimpse into the world of virtual friendship, classrooms, and pop stardom.

 

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