Jacqueline Boulden has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. She wanted to write a novel ever since she stayed up all night in high school reading Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy. The reality of earning a living and a love of news sent her off to Utica University where she received a B.A. in journalism and public relations. Then she made several career moves around the country—earning several Emmy awards along the way—covering politics in Washington, D.C., NASA and the space shuttle program in Florida (including the Challenger accident), and fighting the wind for control of her hats during live shots in hurricanes and blizzards in Orlando and Philadelphia.
Jacqueline’s debut novel, Her Past Can’t Wait, won the 2023 Independent Press (IPPY) award for Best Regional Fiction, Mid-Atlantic, and the 2023 Global Book Awards Gold Award for Psychological Thriller. Her Past Can’t Wait has been named a finalist in several other competitions.
Her interest in how our past affects our present and shapes our future is also the topic of her second novel, Family Ties Family Lies, due out in January 2024.
Jacqueline lives in upstate New York with her spouse and their rescue dog, who’s teaching them how to speak Beaglish.