Marie Benedict is a New York Times and USAToday bestselling author of eight works of historical fiction. A lawyer with more than ten years’ experience at the country’s premiere law firms, she found her calling in unearthing the hidden historical stories of women. Her mission is to excavate from the past the most important, complex and fascinating women of history and bring them into the light of present-day where we can finally perceive the breadth of their contributions as well as the insights they bring to modern day issues.
She is the author of The Only Woman in the Room, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Carnegie’s Maid, The Other Einstein, Lady Clementine, Agent 355, Her Hidden Genius, The Mitford Affair and, with Victoria Christopher Murray, the Instant New York Times Bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club pick, The Personal Librarian. They have been translated into over thirty languages, and her books are often not only Indie Next and Library Reads picks but chosen by national books clubs such a Good Morning America, Barnes & Noble, Target, and Costco.
Marie’s newest novel with co-author Victoria Christopher Murray is another Instant New York Times Bestseller The First Ladies. Is is the story of the friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune. During a time of segregation and Jim Crow, these tow women found a way to forge a friendship…and change some things in this world.