Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Questions for Terrible People

BC alumnus Wes Hazard, a noted comedian, poet, and storyteller, has released his first book, Questions For Terrible People (Adams Media, 2016). The humor book features a series of questions designed to elicit fun and revealing responses–perfect for long car rides … Continue reading

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Cancer fighter

Novelist Andrew McAleer gets personal in his newly published book, Positive Results: True Stories of Inspiration and Hope for Cancer Fighters and Caretakers, which chronicles his 15-year connection with cancer, first as a caretaker and then as a patient. Less than two … Continue reading

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Alumnus honored by Writers Guild

Alumnus Brian Retchless (Class of 2007) recently won a 2017 Writers Guild Award, which honors outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, video games, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation. Retchless was honored in the category of On-Air Promotion … Continue reading

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Immigration control has a long history

Historian Hidetaka Hirota, a Boston College alumnus, has published Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (Oxford University Press, December 2016), a groundbreaking work that fundamentally revises the history of American immigration policy. … Continue reading

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Skipping Midnight

Rapunzel, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella return in Skipping Midnight, the third and final installment of Boston College alumna Laura Kenyon’s Desperately Ever After book series. In the series, Kenyon takes a whimsical look at the most beloved fairy tale princesses … Continue reading

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Success at any cost

Life for Legacy, the debut novel from Boston College alumnus Ninos Hanna, tells the story of Aiden Blair, who has his sights set on becoming a legend in Hollywood. His uncanny talent and determination takes him to the top of the movie industry. When … Continue reading

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Steve Pemberton

At First Year Academic Convocation tomorrow, the Class of 2020 will hear from alumnus Steve Pemberton, whose memoir, A Chance in the World, was given to each freshman at orientation. Pemberton’s memoir tells of his harsh upbringing in the foster care … Continue reading

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