Wendy Francis is the author of five novels: Summertime Guests, Best Behavior, The Summer Sail, The Summer of Good Intentions, and Three Good Things. She grew up in the Midwest and moved east for high school and college. After graduating from Harvard, she attended law school for a brief stint before realizing that she was more interested in rewriting cases than studying case law. She went on to work at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Da Capo Press for nearly fifteen years as a book editor.
She wrote her first novel, Three Good Things, when she was home with her infant son (now 12). Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, Redbook, Yahoo Parenting, Salon.com, The Huffington Post and WBUR’s Cognoscenti, among others.
She currently lives outside Boston with her husband and son, where they’re trying to survive the pandemic without driving each other completely crazy. She is also a stepmom to two grown-up kids, who thankfully require no homeschooling.