Randy Susan Meyers

Randy Susan Meyers is the bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies and The Murderer’s Daughters and a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award. Her writing is informed by her work with batterers and victims of domestic violence, as well her experience with youth impacted by street violence. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing seminars at the Grub Street Writers’ Center.

Books by this Author

Accidents of Marriage
The Comfort of Lies
Atria Book Club Bites


THE COMFORT OF LIES by Randy Susan Meyers

From the author of the critically acclaimed The Murderer's Daughters, a compelling novel about three women caught in the aftermath of infidelity.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” —GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat, who saved nearly 100,000 Hungarians during the Holocaust--and lost his freedom, and then life in the process. All I could say is "thank you," and "I am in awe of you."

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Entitlement--which shows in so many ways: cutting in line, tailgating, etc.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'll keep being me--I like my family and friends too much to leave--but I'll be me thinner and without the forehead lines.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm quick to forgive almost all transgressions (except hurting my children.)

Author Voices

August 25, 2015

There’s a reason more people understand the Holocaust from The Diary of Ann Frank than from The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Story. Since the cave man days we’ve learned more history through storytelling than textbooks. I know I have.

Writing a novel that includes social, health or political issues carries great responsibility. We want our audience to learn as they’re immersed in the story; those of us writing hot-button issues are impassioned. We want to write a compelling story. And then there is the third, equally important point of the triangle. We must be unflinchingly honest and also empathic with the... see more

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