Alumnae Authors

Chapin counts many published authors among its alum community. Listed below are the names of alum authors and the books they have recently published or that will be published within the year.

Alum Authors and Their Books

Cristina Alger ’98
Girls Like Us
G.P. Putnam's Sons, July 2019

Alexandra Andrews ’02
Who is Maud Dixon?
Little, Brown and Company, March 2021

Allison Applebaum ’00
Stand By Me: A Guide to Modern, Meaningful Caregiving 
Simon Element/Simon & Schuster, 2024

Amanda Brickell Bellows ’04
The Explorers: A New History of America in Ten Expeditions
William Morrow, 2024

American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination.
University of North Carolina Press, 2020

Samantha Boardman ’90
Ready for Anything: How to Build Resilience and Cope with Daily Stress
Penguin, 2021

Tonya Bolden ’76 Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll (Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie)
Harper/HarperCollinsPublishers, 2023

Speak up, Speak Out!: The Extraordinary Life of “Fighting Shirley Chisholm” 
National Geographic Kids, 2022 Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book (Illustrated by Eric Velasquez)
Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins, 2022

Dovey Undaunted: A Black Woman Breaks Barriers in the Law, the Military, and the Ministry 
Norton Young Readers, 2021

Saving Savannah
Bloomsburg YA, Jan 2020

Heather Bryant ’95
My Trans Parent
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020

Tara Burton ’09
Here in Avalon
Simon & Schuster, January 2024

Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World
PublicAffairs, June 2020

Seeta Changati ’85
Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages
The University of Chicago Press, 2018

Flora Collins ’12
A Small Affair
Harper Collins, December 2022

Nanny Dearest
MIRA, November 2021

Ann Bellah Copeland ’57
The Palm Beach Story
Palmetto Publishing, 2021

Lucia Coppola ’79
Talking with Trees
Plants and Poetry LLC, 2022

Carolyn Davis ’92
Pride of a Nation 
Random House/Ten Speed Press, 2022

Elliot Bostwick Davis ’80
America's Collection: The Art and Architecture of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State
Rizzoli Electa, 2023

Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape 
Rizzoli Electa, 2023

Jenny Fran Davis ’13
Dykette
Henry Holt and Co., 2023

Everything Must Go
Wednesday Books, 2017

Virginia Lynch Dean ’73
Chief Crazy Snake: The Untold Story of Roy Hoffman & Chitto Harjo 
Indy Pub, 2021

Laura Mendelson Flanagan ’91
Hardcore Vegetarian 
Feral House, spring 2024

Melissa Free ’86
Beyond Gold and Diamonds: Genre, the Authorial Informant, and the British South African Novel
State University of New York Press, 2021 (Paperback to follow in July 2021)

Makenna Goodman ’03
The Shame
Milkweed Editions, 2020

Mercedes de Guardiola ’13
Vermont for the Vermonters: A History of Eugenics in the Green Mountain State
2023

Janie Havemeyer ’77
Motorcycle Queen
2024

Megan Hellerer ’02
Directional Living: The Underfulfilled Overachiever's Guide to Fulfillment in Work and Life 
Penguin Random House, 2024

Nicole Graev Lipson ’94
Mothers and Other Fictional Characters
Chronicle Books, 2025

Gail Mallatratt ’64
Making Nowhere Somewhere
Unicorn Publishing Group, 2022

Kahdeidra Monét Martin ’99
Classroom Talk for Social Change
Teachers College Press, 2020

Joanna Massey ’86
CULTURE SHOCK: Surviving Five Generations in One Workplace
TVGuestpert Publishing, May 2020

Communicating During a Crisis: Influencing Others When the Stakes Are High
JDMA Publishing, April 2020

Neylan McBaine ’95
Pioneering the Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West
Shadow Mountain, Aug 2020

Jenna Orkin ’71
How To Say "F--- Your Mother" in Chinese: A Teacher's Guide
2021

Laing Rikkers ’88
Morning Leaves: Reflections on Loss, Grief, and Connection
The Collective Book Studio, 2023

Laura Rothenberg ’99
When Poetry Visits
Codhill Press, 2023

Caroline Schley ’01
The Weight of the Sky
May 2021

Alexandra Shapiro ’82
Presumed Guilty
New Degree Press, 2021

Lynne Santy Tanner ’58
Ten Thousand Spiderwebs Bright with Dew
Kelsay Books, 2022

Lisa Thiesing ’76
A Family Is...
Aladdin, 2022

Alison Turner ’58
The Second Split Between
Catamaran Literary Reader, 2021

Anne Walker ’91
Peter Pennoyer Architects: City | Country
October 2023

Rowdy Meadow: House - Land - Art
Vendome Press, 2021

Ellen Warner ’65
The Second Half; Women Reveal Life After 50 
Brandeis University Press, 2022

Lauren Willig ’95
Two Wars and a Wedding
William Morrow, 2023

The Lost Summers of Newport
William Morrow, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact Irina MacGuire, Director of Alumnae Affairs, at 212.570.4916 or imacguire@chapin.edu.