Whitney Scharer, author of The Age of Light, is the opening keynote of the 10th Salem Lit Fest on September 20.
Whitney holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous journals including New Flash Fiction Review, Cimarron Review, and Bellevue Literary Review. Her first novel, The Age of Light, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller, was published by Little, Brown (US) and Picador (UK) in February, 2019, and is forthcoming from over a dozen other countries. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA.
Hank is on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, winning 34 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The nationally bestselling author of 11 mysteries, Ryan’s also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her novels are Library Journal’s Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Hank’s current book is psychological thriller TRUST ME, an Agatha Nominee, and also named a Best Thriller by New York Post, BOOK BUB, Real Simple Magazine and CrimeReads. Her 2019 book is The Murder List, coming in August.
Authors Presenting at the 2019 Festival!
Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
Steven Jay Cohen
Ryan La Sala
Randy Susan Meyers
Annie Cronin Romano
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Jason (JR) Walcutt
Rebecca Kim Wells
Coming soon: A list of discussion panels, locations and more!