Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
A graduate of Smith College, Jeanne began her career on Wall Street and later worked in strategic planning at Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati, before making her way to Boston where she worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. Writing case studies and business articles, however, couldn’t satisfy her creative longings. She turned to memoir writing and later to fiction. Jeanne is the author of EDEN: A Novel. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston Book Festival as well as being on the Board of Directors and an avid student at Grub Street, one of the nation’s preeminent creative writing centers. Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston and Westerly, RI and have three grown children. When she’s not writing, Jeanne can be found playing squash, skiing, or taking in the sunset over Little Narragansett Bay.
Before attending Smith College, Jeanne grew up in Newport Beach, CA. She graduated from Newport Harbor High School. Jeanne currently serves on the board of the College Squash Association. She has held numerous positions in the Squash world, most notably of having been the first (and only) female chairperson of US Squash, the national governing body for the sport. She is also was a national champion in both singles and doubles.