Marie Benedict

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.”
~Kate DiCamillo

October 12th at 8:00pm ET – October 19th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

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Author’s Biography

Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years’ experience as a litigator at two of the country’s premier law firms, who found her calling unearthing the hidden historical stories of women. Her mission is to excavate from the past the most important, complex and fascinating women of history and bring them into the light of present-day where we can finally perceive the breadth of their contributions as well as the insights they bring to modern day issues.

She embarked on a thematically connected series of historical novels with The Other Einstein, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein’s first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. She then turned to the USA Today bestselling Carnegie’s Maid about the women who inspired Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy, and the book that followed was the New York Times bestseller and Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick The Only Woman in the Room, the story of the brilliant inventor Hedy Lamarr. Lady Clementine, the story of the incredible Clementine Churchill, was released next, becoming an international bestseller. Her next novel about the real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie, the instant NY Times and USA Today bestselling The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, was then published, and her first co-written book with the talented Victoria Christopher Murray, the instant NY Times bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club Pick The Personal Librarian, was released next.​ Her latest novel, Her Hidden Genius, is about the brilliant British scientist Rosalind Franklin who discovered the structure of DNA but whose research was used without her permission by Crick and Watson. And, in January of 2023, she will release The Mitford Affair, which explores the role that history’s most notorious sisters — the beautiful, brilliant, eccentric Mitfords — played in the rise of World War II, both for and against the Nazis.​ Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare. ​Marie’s novels have been translated into thirty languages.

Read all about Marie on her website.


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Marie Benedict
 has generously donated time to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Author Confidential Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages. We are so grateful!