Charlotte Whitney

Charlotte Whitney

Award-winning author Charlotte Whitney writes historical fiction set in the rural Midwest during the Great Depression. Her most recent work, The Unveiling of Polly Forrest, a stand-alone historical mystery is receiving much critical acclaim. It follows her groundbreaking novel, Threads A Depression-Era Tale. In addition, she has authored I Dream in White, a contemporary romance, and How to Win at Upwords, a nonfiction book about her favorite word game. The Unveiling of Polly Forrest is an Award-Winning Finalist in two categories of the 2022 American Fiction Book Awards: Historical Fiction and Mystery/Suspense/Historical Threads: A Depression Era Tale was a quarter-finalist in the Publishers Weekly Booklife Fiction Contest. It also received Honorable Mention in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2020. Eight things you may not know about Charlotte. 1. She worked as a waitress in two different restaurants, plus had a few secretarial jobs along the way. 2. She and her husband slept in an empty truck in Antwerp, Belgium while hitchhiking through Europe. 3. Her third son was born unexpectedly when they were visiting relatives in Chicago. 4. Her favorite meal: Indonesian rijsttafel (rice table)--easily found in Amsterdam, but not too many other places. 5. Her favorite travel sites: Petra in Jordan; the Alhambra in Spain; the Grand Canyon in Arizona; Mackinac Island in Michigan 6. Her favorite road: Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park 7.She's an exercise nut and loves yoga. 8. She has a chocolate Labrador retriever named Athena. She received a master’s degree in English at the University of Michigan, and after a short stint of teaching at two community colleges, worked at the University of Michigan at the prestigious Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts Program. An avid reader, she loves libraries and book clubs. Currently living in Arizona with her husband and two dogs she enjoys hiking, bicycling, swimming, and yoga.
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