Lois Cahall began her writing career as a newspaper journalist in Boston, Massachusetts and as an associate producer for Nick Krantz (son of Judith Krantz) pursuing true-life stories for CBS TV movies.
Ms. Cahall first novel Plan C: Just in Case, published January of 2012, by Bloomsbury, shot to #1 on the top-ten fiction chart for eBooks on Amazon UK. It remained in the top three for the year. It sold to foreign translation markets in hardcover and made its American debut in paperback in July of 2012. In July of 2014 it reached #1 again on the (American) Nook Daily Find. The novel is edited by Simon Beaufoy, The Full Monty screenwriter who won both the Oscar & Golden Globe for his runaway script Slumdog Millionaire.
Ms. Cahall’s second novel, Court of the Myrtles (released May of 2013, Bloomsbury) was hailed as “Tuesdays with Morrie on estrogen,” by Ladies Home Journal.
This is Ms. Cahall’s twenty-first year as “The Screen Queen” (www.screenqueen.com), a syndicated radio personality, covering the movie beat, with an eye toward educating the “Bus Stop Mom” about age-appropriate family viewing of the latest Hollywood releases. Her broadcasts over the Saga Communications network reach more than 1 million listeners every week.
Stepping outside of her persona of “The Screen Queen” Ms. Cahall has written for women’s magazines – including Redbook, Seventeen, SELF, Marie Claire, Ladies Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Journal, and Bon Appetit. In the UK she writes for RED, GQ and Psychologies magazines…and has been featured in the London Times.
In 2010 Ms. Cahall pursued her mission of addressing issues in women’s daily lives as a host of TV’s ABC News’ Top Priority and occasional host of Good Morning America Now.
Ms. Cahall has taught writing courses at University of Massachusetts (from 2000-2003), at the Writer’s Conference of America, as well as lectured at many private functions/yacht clubs/country clubs. A member of the Author’s Guild, in 2015 she founded the Palm Beach Book Festival which brings in household-names and New York Times best-selling authors. The Festival now has an Oprah Winfrey Book Club panel. James Patterson is the Honorary Chairman.
On a lighter note, Cahall can do the Hula Hoop for an hour non-stop, as well as clear a Thanksgiving table and wash the dishes – between the turkey and pie courses – in under twenty minutes. And when she’s not doing all that, she divides her life between New York City, London and Palm Beach.
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