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

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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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Belva Plain--the writer who began later in life and continued forever!

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Ray Charles ('our' song,) "At Last" by Etta James (for my husband,) "Down On My Knees" by Ayo (best heartbreak song,) "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer (from when I was a bartender,) "Reach Out For Me" by Dionne Warwick (from second date with husband,"

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Lying on a beach, under an umbrella, reading an absolutely fantastic book, after swimming, while not worrying about how I look. (Could this ever happen?)

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I'm sorry.

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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