Jillian Cantor has a BA in English from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is the USA Today and internationally best-selling author of 11 novels for teens and adults, which have been chosen for Indie Next, Library Reads, Amazon Best of the Month and have been translated into 13 languages, including, most recently Beautiful Little Fools. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Cantor currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.
In Beautiful Little Fools, Cantor reimagines and expands on the literary classic The Great Gatsby, in an atmospheric historical novel with echoes of Big Little Lies, told in three women’s alternating voices. It is a quintessential tale of money and power, marriage and friendship, love and desire, and ultimately the murder of a man tormented by the past and driven by a destructive longing that can never be fulfilled. Her 12th novel, The Fiction Writer, will be published in 2023 by Park Row Books.