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.
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’s second novel Court of the Myrtles (released May of 2013, Bloomsbury) is hailed as “Tuesdays with Morrie on estrogen,” by Ladies Home Journal. Ms. Cahall first novel Plan C: Just in Case, published January of 2012, by Bloomsbury, shot to number one on the top-ten fiction chart for eBooks on Amazon UK. It remained in the top three for the year. It has since 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 has taught writing courses at University of Massachusetts (from 2000-2003) and at the Writer’s Conference of America. Most recently Cahall has lectured on memoir/non-fiction writing at the Four Arts Society of Palm Beach, Florida, and various yacht and country clubs. Cahall is a member of the Authors Guild. She is represented by PFD in the UK, and by Inkwell Management in New York. She divides her life between New York City, London and Palm Beach. In 2015 she founded the Palm Beach Book Festival. The festival’s mission is to promote cultural awareness and appreciation of authors in the ever-changing world of publishing. For more info go to www.palmbeachbookfestival.com