Wendy Francis is the author of the novels The Summer Sail, The Summer of Good Intentions, and Three Good Things. She grew up in the Midwest (Wisconsin to be exact) and moved east for high school and college. After graduating from Harvard, she attended law school for a brief stint before realizing that she was more interested in rewriting cases than studying case law. She went on to work at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Da Capo Press for nearly fifteen years as a book editor.
She wrote her first novel, Three Good Things, when she was home with her infant son (now 9). It was probably the worst time to begin a writing career since her baby rarely napped, but something about storytelling (and being able to sneak snacks throughout the day) appealed to her. Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, Yahoo Parenting, TheHuffington Post and WBUR’s Cognoscenti, among others.
Her most recent book, The Summer Sail, is set on a cruise ship bound for Bermuda and explores the friendships among three women who were once college roommates. The novel delves into three of Wendy’s favorite things – family dynamics, women’s friendships, and a tropical cocktail poolside.
She currently lives outside of Boston with her husband and son, where she can be found shooting hoops or playing knee hockey with her nine-year-old. She is also a proud step-mom to two amazing college-aged kids.