Lois Cahall

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Lois Cahall began her career as a newspaper journalist in Boston, Massachusetts and as an associate producer for Nick (son of Judith Krantz), pursuing true-life stories for CBS TV movies.

In 1998 Cahall started a newspaper column entitled[1] The Screen Queen that later became a blog, www.screenqueen.com. In 1999 Blockbuster video sponsored a weekly show for Cahall on various radio outlets. Now a syndicated radio personality she is sponsored by Pepsi. Cahall covers the movie beat with an eye toward educating the “Bus Stop Mom” about age-appropriate family viewing of the latest Hollywood releases. Her broadcasts over the SAGA Communications network reach more than 1 million listeners every week.

Stepping outside of her persona of “The Screen Queen” Cahall writes about women’s empowerment issues for women’s magazines—including Redbook, Seventeen, Cosmo Girl, SELF, Marie Claire, Reader's Digest, Men's Journal, Bon Appetit and Ladies Home Journal. In the UK she’s written for Red and Psychologies magazines and for the London Times.

In 2010 Cahall pursued her mission of addressing issues in women’s daily lives as a host of TV’s ABC News’ Top Priority and occasional host of Good Morning America Now.

Cahall's first novel, [2] Plan C: Just in Case, was published as an ebook original by [3] Bloomsbury Publishing in January 2012. In its first month, the novel shot to number one on the UK ebook fiction chart of Amazon. It was number two in Germany. It has since sold to foreign translation markets and made its American debut in paperback in July 2012. It was edited by Simon Beaufoy, The Full Monty screenwriter nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for his screenplay 127 Hours. He won both the Oscar & Golden Globe for his runaway script Slumdog Millionaire. He adapted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire into a screenplay after editing Ms. Cahall’s second book [4] Court of the Myrtles published on 9 May 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Ms. Cahall is working on her third book – non-fiction memoir- dividing her life between New York City and London. She is a member of the Authors Guild.

Ms. Cahall has taught writing courses at University of Massachusetts (from 2000-2003) and lectured at the Writer’s Conference of America. Most recently Cahall has taught non-fiction at the prestigious Four Arts Society of Palm Beach, Florida.

Cahall now divides her life between New York City and London.

Follow Lois Cahall on Twitter @locahall[5] and on Facebook Lois Cahall Author.[6]

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