Most people discover their love of reading first and then decide to try writing. For Renee Rosen, it was just the opposite. From the time she was a little girl she knew she wanted to be a writer and by age seventeen had completed her first novel, with what she admits was the worst opening line of all time. Her hopes of being the youngest published author on record were soon dashed when her “masterpiece” was repeatedly rejected. Several years and many attempts later, Renee finally became a reader first.
Since then she has been fortunate enough to study the craft of writing from such esteemed novelists as Michael Cunningham, Susan Minot and Carol Anshaw. She is the author of EVERY CROOKED POT and DOLLFACE: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties. Her latest novel, WHAT THE LADY WANTS: A Novel of the Gilded Age will be published November 4, 2014 by Penguin/NAL.