Melanie Benjamin was born in Indianapolis,
Indiana. An avid reader all her life—as a child, she was the proud winner,
several years running, of the summer reading program at her local library—she
still firmly believes that a lifetime of reading is the best education a writer
While attending Indiana University—Purdue
University at Indianapolis, Melanie performed in many community theater
productions before meeting her husband, moving to the Chicago area and raising
two sons. Writing was always beckoning, however, and soon she began writing for
local magazines and newspapers before venturing into her first love, fiction.
As Melanie Hauser, she published two contemporary novels.
By incorporating her passion for history and
biography, Melanie, now writing as Melanie Benjamin, has finally found her
niche writing historical fiction, concentrating on the "stories behind the
stories." ALICE I HAVE BEEN is her first historical novel; THE
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB her second. Her third, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE, a
novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh, will be out in January 2013.
She and her family still live in the Chicago
area; when she's not writing, she's gardening, taking long walks, rooting for
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Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen
John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk
Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce