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

The Banker's Wife
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018

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

Amanda Brickell Bellows ’04
American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination.
University of North Carolina Press, 2020

Sara Bliss ’91
Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life
Simon & Schuster, 2018

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

Marlen Suyapa Bodden ’79
Arrows of Fire
Roatan Hall Press LLC, 2019

Tonya Bolden ’76
Saving Savannah
Bloomsburg YA, Jan 2020

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow 
Scholastic Focus, Jan 2019

Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls
Harry N. Abrams, 2017

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

Tara Burton ’09
Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World
PublicAffairs, June 2020

Social Creature: A Novel
Doubleday, 2018

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

Coline Covington ’71
For Goodness Sake: Bravery, Patriotism and Identity
Phoenix Publishing House, 2020

Holly Curtis ’81
Large Fry Small Fry Medium Orange

Elliot Bostwick Davis ’80
Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape 
Rizzoli Electa, 2023

Jenny Fran Davis ’13
Everything Must Go: A Novel 
Wednesday Books, 2017

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

Beth Dennison ’67 
Body Up! A Co-Regulation Handbook

Rachel Felder ’85
Red Lipstick
Harper Collins Publishers, 2019

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

Kate Greathead ’01
Laura & Emma
Simon & Schuster, 2018

Cynthia Lang ’55
Clifford's Ghost: An Art Mystery
Mill City Press, 2019

Camilla Wall Lee ’61
Life Stories: From Reno to the Azores
EBook Bakery, May 2019

Louise Earl Loomis ’46
The Cognitive Six: A Guide to Teaching Thinking
With Tom Smith
Think Well Center, LLC, 2017

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

Vanessa McGrady ’86
Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption
Little A, 2019

Booth Moore ’90
American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row

Where Stylists Shop: The Fashion Insider's Ultimate Guide
Regan Arts, 2017

Sheila Nickerson ’60
Blackbird Flying, a memoir
Fuze Publishing, 2019

Hitchhiking the Highway of Tears
Moonpath Press, 2017

Galt Niederhoffer ’93
St. Martin's Press, 2017

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

Ground Zero Wars: The Fight to Reveal the Lies of the EPA in the Wake of 9/11 and Clean Up Lower Manhattan
CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2017

Annis Pratt ’54
The Battle for the Black Fen
Moon Willow Press, 2017

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

Caroline Schley ’01
The Weight of the Sky
May 2021

Lizbeth Shafer ’62
Finishing Line Press, 2019

Alexandra Shapiro ’82
Presumed Guilty
New Degree Press, 2021

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

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

Anne Walker ’91
Rowdy Meadow: House - Land - Art
Vendome Press, 2021

Life at the Top: New York's Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings
With Kirk Henkels, Photographs by Michel Arnaud
Vendome Press, 2017

Patricia Cutler Warner ’39
Will You Love Me When I'm Fat?: A Mother and Daughter Story
Todd Pond Press, 2017

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

Catharine Pierce Wells ’64
Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Willing Servant to an Unknown God
Cambridge University Press, January 2020

Janine Wiedel ’65
Black Power Black Panthers 1969
Café Royal Books, 2017

Grace Wilentz ’03
Holding Distance
Green Bottle Press, 2019

Lauren Willig ’95
The Lost Summers of Newport
William Morrow, 2022

Band of Sisters
William Morrow, March 2021

The Summer Country
William Morrow, June 2020 

Shelley Wiseman ’74
The Farm Cooking School: Techniques and Recipes That Celebrate The Seasons
With Ian Knauer, Photographs by Guy Ambrosino
Burgess Lea Press, 2017

Alexandra Wolfe ’98
Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story
Simon & Schuster, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Irina MacGuire, Director of Alumnae Affairs, at 212.570.4916 or