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Lee Wicks has lived, worked, and written books, essays, and news stories in Western Massachusetts since 1982. She does not like to travel, preferring to stay at home in Montague, Massachusetts with her husband and unruly dogs, her daughter, daughter-in-law and her two grandchildren. Her fiction and nonfiction reflect a powerful sense of place. She has written nonfiction for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Amherst Bulletin, and the Boston Globe, and her essays on divorce, menopause, and mothering have appeared in Salon.com. Before she retired she directed communications at Hampshire College, the Williston Northampton School, and Deerfield Academy. She also teaches an online class, Writing for Public Relations, through the journalism department at UMass Amherst.
Some Measure of Happiness is her first published novel. Her second book, The Story Thieves, will come out in the fall through Levellers Press in Amherst. It is a sequel to Some Measure of Happiness. She is planning a third and final book in that series which is set in the small village of Cooper Hill, Vermont and examines the lasting effects of grief.
She is also working on a memoir about her childhood in Brooklyn during the falsely nostalgic fifties and sixties, a time people have in mind when they talk about "Making America great again."
Winning Entry: Some Measure of Happiness
Contest Won: North Street Book Prize 2016, Honorable Mention