Author Nancy Rubin Stuart.

Nancy Rubin Stuart is an award-winning author and journalist whose has published seven books on women lives and social history. Beacon Press published her most recent books, DEFIANT BRIDES; The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women Who Married Radical Men, a selection of the History, Military and Book-of-The Month Club 2 and the acclaimed THE MUSE OF THE REVOLUTION: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation.

Nancy also serves as the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Writers Center in Osterville, Massachusetts, and is co-president of the Boston chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.

Her previous books include The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox, published by Harcourt in 2005, the best-selling American Empress: The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post published by Villard in 1995, Isabella of Castile: The First Renaissance Queen published by St. Martin’s Press in 1991 (a Book-of-the Month Club Featured Dividend), The Mother Mirror: How A Generation of Women Is Changing Motherhood in America of 1984 published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons and The New Suburban Woman: Beyond Myth and Motherhood of 1982 published by Coward, McCann.

As a journalist, Nancy has contributed to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New England Quarterly, American History, Huffington Post and many other national publications.

Among her honors are a 2005 William Randolph Hearst Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society, a 2009 Historic 1699 Winslow House Award and in 2010 a USA Book News “Best Book” finalist award. She was also a MacDowell Fellow and received a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

As a speaker, Nancy has appeared on national television, NPR and before hundreds of live audiences in connection with her books.