For appearances (related to GOOD BOY, dogs & gender): Christine Mykithyshyn at Macmillan Publicity:)

For appearances (related to She’s Not There, Long Black Veil, She’s Not There, I’m Looking Through You,  Stuck in the Middle With You, Long Black Veil, and/or other gender, human rights & education issues:)
Kathryn Santora at Penguin Random House:

For press inquires:
Kris Dahl at ICM

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Mad Honey

Co-written with Jodi Picoult, a soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past and what we choose to leave behind.
Published 10.4.22 in hardcover, eBook, and audio
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Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life—living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising their beautiful son, Asher—was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined that she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in and taking over her father’s beekeeping business.

Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can trust him completely. . . .

Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in Ash, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

From bestselling author of She’s Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.

This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love helps us understand the people we have been.

It’s in the love of dogs, and my love for them, that I can best now take the measure of the child I once was, and the bottomless, unfathomable desires that once haunted me.

There are times when it is hard for me to fully remember that love, which was once so fragile, and so fierce. Sometimes it seems to fade before me, like breath on a mirror.

But I remember the dogs.

In her New York Times opinion column, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog Indigo, and her wise, funny, heartbreaking piece went viral. In Good Boy, Boylan explores what should be the simplest topic in the world, but never is: finding and giving love.

Good Boy is a universal account of a remarkable story: showing how a young boy became a middle-aged woman—accompanied at seven crucial moments of growth and transformation by seven memorable dogs. “Everything I know about love,” she writes, “I learned from dogs.” Their love enables us to pull off what seem like impossible feats: to find our way home when we are lost, to live our lives with humor and courage, and above all, to best become our true selves.

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A hot summer day.  Six friends from college.  An abandoned prison.  A disappearance. A murder. In Long Black Veil, Jennifer Finney Boylan brings her readers a literary thriller, a dark tale of mystery and revelation that also explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love.

“In the tradition of Donna Tarttt…Jennifer Finney Boylan has crafted a thriller that’s intellectual, existential, and compulsively readable.  If change is the only constant in life, how much can a person reinvent himself and still be the same?  Long after the last page is turned, you will be thinking about the nature of identity, the pull of the past, and whether you can ever outrun the person you used to be.”  — Jodi Picoult, NYT Bestselling author of SMALL GREAT THINGS and LEAVING TIME

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She's not There

The bestselling story of a transition—for its author, as well as the woman who loves her.  Updated 10th anniversary edition contains new introduction, new update chapter, and a new epilogue by Deirdre “Grace” Boylan. 

“Beautifully crafted, fearless, painfully honest, inspiring, and extremely witty. Jennifer Finney Boylan is an exquisite writer with a fascinating story, and this combination has resulted in one of the most remarkable, moving, and unforgettable memoirs in recent history.”

—Augusten Burroughs

NEW: Audio book of She’s Not There, narrated by Jenny Boylan, her wife Deirdre, and their friend Richard Russo. A Library Journal audio book of the year.

A memoir about growing up in a haunted house—and a reflection on what it means to be “haunted.”

“Ranks right up there with Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club and Tobias Woolf’s This Boys Life as one of the finest literary memoirs of the last several decades.”

–Richard Russo

A memoir about the differences between motherhood and fatherhood.

“No other memoirist I’ve read so perfectly blends intimacy and witty remove, soul-searching and slapstick, joy and pain. As a child—or as a reader—one could not ask for a wiser, warmer, more engaging companion than Jennifer Finney Boylan.”

– Mary Roach

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The Rileys, of Bar Harbor, Maine, negotiate the changes in their family as they head to Ford’s Theatre, in Washington, DC, for their son’s violin performance. Sweet, comic, and exuberant, the novella also tells the story of a transgender teenager as she comes to terms with her family, her sexuality, and the world.

Falcon Quinn is only half-a-monster— and on Monster Island, his friends (including a Sasquatch, a Chupakabra, and a zombie) question his loyalty. As the Guardians—the monster-slayers led by his mother, Vega—prepare for war with Monster Island, Falcon has to find the answer to a hard question: In which world does he belong? Is identity—even for monsters—the thing we create, or the thing we cannot escape?

Falcon and his friends are monsters—a Sasquatch, a vampire, a wind elemental—but now they confront the scariest challenge of all: 9th grade. Disguised as humans, Falcon and friends are in a race against time to find five monsters hidden in a New Hampshire high school. An exciting adventure as well as a serious look at what it means to be different—Falcon Quinn and the Bullies of Greenblud is a hilarious, moving look at bullies and the bullied, at monsters and humans, at boys and girls—and adults—of all kinds.

Falcon and his friends are turning into monsters—and go to the Academy in order to learn how to imitate human beings, so they can survive. What what is better: to learn how to become something you’re not? Or to embrace your “true self”—even if your true self is a zombie? A young adult adventure full of equal measures comedy and truth.

This sequel to The Bitch in the House—the bestselling anthology of women’s experience—finds its contributing authors older, wiser, and (getting) happier. Jenny Boylan’s contribution is the essay “Vagina Notwithstanding,” a meditation on the ways it is sometimes necessary to go through a period of great turmoil in order to find solace.

“There is no bitterness here, only the eloquence of honesty…the reader is tempted, in the face of such truthfulness, to set the book down and say, ‘Thank you.”

–Elizabeth Strout