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Christine Duffy Zerillo
Christine Duffy Zerillo grew up in Nipmuc Country in Massachusetts. She roamed the woods as she listened to her grandfather tell stories about the area’s native people and King Philip’s War in 1675. The stories led her to study the people of the time and eventually to write the novel Still Here.
Duffy Zerillo worked as a freelance journalist for ten years for New Hampshire To Do Magazine and for fourteen years as a college administrator and writing instructor. She retired to Ireland in 2016 to write historical fiction and took classes with writers James Patterson, MJ Hyland, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, and Danielle McLaughlin.
She earned a master of fine arts in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont in 2006, received a Calderwood Fellowship for Teaching Writing in All Disciplines from the Boston Athenaeum in 2006, and was selected as a winner of National Novel Writing Month in 2017.
Recently returned to America, Duffy Zerillo lives in Connecticut with her husband, Sam, and teaches writing courses for Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. She is working on a new novel about her great-grandparents’ emigration from Ireland in 1884.
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