Lying for a Living: Randy Susan Meyers, M.J. Rose & B.A. Shapiro








Join novelists Randy Susan Meyers, M.J. Rose & B.A. Shapiro as they explore why lying comes to them with such ease—is it in their characters, or did they have to learn this skill of dissimulation?

Never believe what a novelist tells you. Because we’re the very best at lying. Whether it’s shifting one’s (hated) college boyfriend (and his lack of skill in bed) to that of a despised CEO, or using one’s jealousy of a friend’s diamond necklace, into a 19th century courtesan’s avarice, we must pull at our own truths and somehow transmogrify them into fiction. Pablo Picasso once said that art is the lie that tells the truth… and all three of us agree.

Randy Susan Meyers is the bestselling author of Waisted, Accidents of Marriage, The Comfort of Lies, The Murderer’s Daughters, and The Widow of Wall Street. Her books have twice been finalists for the Mass Book Award and named “Must Read Books” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing at the Grub Street Writers’ Center.

New York Times bestselling author M. J. Rose grew up in New York City exploring the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum and the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, a founding board member of International Thriller Writers, and the founder of the first marketing company for authors, She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at  

B. A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist and The Art Forger, which won the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Boston Authors Society Award for Fiction, among other honors. Her books have been selected as community reads in numerous cities and translated throughout the world. Before becoming a novelist, she taught sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She and her husband, Dan, divide their time between Boston and Florida.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
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