About Jeanne Mackin

Books and stories have always been an important part of my life. I can’t remember a time when I did not have that narrative urge to create stories of my own, and my imagination invariably led me into past events and historical settings. If fiction is about ‘what if,’ my novels have always been inspired by my curiosity about certain people. What if I could have seen that, been there, spoken with her, argued with them? Stories take wing when those people begin to speak back to me, when that voice in my head tells me a narrative is beginning to take shape.

There is so much beauty, so many things of interest and wonder in this world. When I write, I want people to see the beauty and to feel the wonder. The past, with all its stories and voices, leads us to this moment.

The Last Collection

An American woman becomes entangled in the intense rivalry between iconic fashion designers Coco Chanel and….

The Beautiful American

Mackin has created a fascinating account of a little-known woman who was determined to play by her own rules….

A Lady of Good Family

A Lady of Good Family is so immersive, so captivating in its depiction of Famed Golden Age landscape….


This, I believe, is the function of fiction and storytelling: to take us out of our lives, and then put us more deeply, more mysteriously, back into it.

– Jeanne mackin


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