Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Whodunit in DC?

BC alumna Colleen J. Shogan, who serves as Deputy Director of National and International Outreach for the Library of Congress, also is the author of the Washington Whodunit mystery book series. The first book, Stabbing in the Senate (Camel Press, 2015) won a 2016 … Continue reading

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Life of Virginia

BC alumna Beverly Mayne Kienzle has penned a biography of her grandmother, Virginia Cary Hudson (1894-1954), whose collection of essays, published after her death, sold more than a million copies and was on the New York Times Best Seller list for … Continue reading

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Forming student leaders

The book 5 Steps to Effective Student Leadership: Insights & Examples (New City Press, 2014) combines student affairs best practices with Ignatian spirituality in a resource for the formation of student leaders. Inspired by the lives and experiences of actual student leaders, … Continue reading

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The Hopefuls

Best-selling author and Boston College alumna Jennifer Close tells a story about ambition and marriage in her new novel, The Hopefuls (Knopf, 2016). Husband and wife Matt and Beth, newcomers to Washington, D.C., befriend a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and … Continue reading

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Tyvian returns

Science fiction/fantasy author Auston Habershaw, a Boston College alumnus, has published No Good Deed (HarperCollins, 2016), the second book in his “The Saga of the Redeemed” series. No Good Deed continues the story of “criminal mastermind, rogue mage, and smuggler of … Continue reading

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Jumbled Joy

Professional organizer Susan Bohenko, a Boston College alumna, has published her first book, Jumbled Joy. The children’s book is based on Bohenko’s daughter, Joy, and her messy room. The mess does not bother Joy until her favorite treasures becomes lost in the clutter … Continue reading

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Vaudeville days

For her latest novel, BC alumna Juliette Fay travels back to 1919 to tell the story of the four Turner sisters who, faced with a dire financial situation, try their luck as an acrobatic act in vaudeville. The sisters face unexpected possibilities, love and heartbreak, and … Continue reading

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