Author Theasa Tuohy's Bio
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February 19, 2013
Author Reading and Signing
The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du General Camou, 75007 Paris, France
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Theasa Tuohy, novelist, journalist and playwright, has worked for five daily newspapers and the Associated Press. She is co-book author of Scandalous: The Musical, an award winning show about the life of DH Lawrence, and has written a memoir about renovating her home in France. She is currently working on a mystery set in Paris. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she lives in Manhattan.
She has this to say about the writing of The Five O'Clock Follies: My career in journalism spans quite a long period of time. It is hard to realize now how difficult it was for women only a few years ago.
As a young woman I was the first female assistant city editor in the 100-year history of The Detroit News, one of the largest afternoon dailies in the country at the time. By the time I left the Associated Press, I would look around the headquarters newsroom in New York and marvel at the number of women.
The Five O’Clock Follies is a fictionalized account of one woman’s early struggles.
Read Theasa's The Truth about Fiction on the Crimewriters' Chronicle