Wendy Francis is the author of the novels Best Behavior, The Summer Sail, The Summer of Good Intentions, and Three Good Things. She grew up in the Midwest and moved east for high school and college. After graduating from Harvard, she attended law school for a brief stint before realizing that she was more interested in rewriting cases than studying case law. She went on to work at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Da Capo Press for nearly fifteen years as a book editor.
She wrote her first novel, Three Good Things, when she was home with her infant son (now 11). Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, Redbook, Yahoo Parenting, Salon.com, The Huffington Post and WBUR’s Cognoscenti, among others.
Her most recent book, Best Behavior, centers on a large, blended family that comes together for a college graduation on a leafy New England campus — and where absolutely no one, despite best intentions, is a model of good behavior.
Wendy is a stepmom to two college-aged kids and a mom to an eleven-year-old son. During quarantine days, she has discovered that she is also a horrible homeschool teacher. Currently she lives outside Boston with her family.