cambridge authors

Car Talk’s Louie Cronin on Her Cambridge-Centric First Novel

Louie Cronin was born right here in Cambridge. Her parents grew up in the city; they met each other in third grade. Her dad owned a restaurant in Harvard Square. She spent her childhood playing in Cambridge’s streets, and while her family moved to the suburbs when she was 11, she would return in her thirties for almost […]


Cambridge Author Highlights Indian-American Achievement

There’s a moment in season one of the much-loved NBC series Parks & Recreation where Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) are making small talk on a stakeout. “You’re not from here, right?” Knope asks, to which Haverford replies, “No, I moved here from South Carolina.” “But you moved to South Carolina from where?” she presses, not […]


We’re Off to Harvard Square: Local Artist’s Illustrations Get a Second Life

The first time Sage Stossel sat down to pen We’re Off to Harvard Square, she gave up. Stossel wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book, and figured the easiest way to go about doing so was to write a story and then sketch out the drawings to accompany it. The longtime Harvard Square resident had recently moved away from Cambridge, […]


Last-Minute Holiday Recipes from the Brass Sisters

No holiday season is complete without delicious, homemade baked goods. The way the oven warms the kitchen, the smells wafting through the rooms of the house—we’re getting homesick just thinking about it. Still, you can only down so many chocolate chip cookies before getting baked goods burnout. So we asked two of the best bakers in […]


Dead in Good Company at Mount Auburn Cemetery

“Anybody who recommends meeting in a cemetery has gotta be a really interesting character.” Kim Nagy is reflecting on the first time she met John Harrison, with whom she worked as a co-editor on the recently published essay collection Dead in Good Company: A Celebration of Mount Auburn Cemetery. It was 2011, and Nagy was going […]


From Artist to Author to Publisher: Merrimack Media’s Jenny Hudson

Jenny Hudson has been a visual artist her whole life. She taught art at both the high school and college level, and she’s worked as a graphic designer and web designer for most of her career. But several years ago, she found a new outlet for her creativity: writing fiction. Hudson would get up at 6 in the morning, write for […]