Jillian Cantor has a BA in English from Penn State University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is the author of award-winning and best-selling novels for teens and adults, including The Hours Count, Margot, and The Lost Letter which was a USA Today Bestseller. Half Life, her latest historical novel, was published on March 23, 2021. Her next novel, Beautiful Little Fools, will be released in January, 2022. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Cantor currently lives in Arizona with her husband and two sons.
In her newest title, 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.