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Stephanie Schorow is a journalist, a writing instructor, and the author of nine nonfiction books on topics such as fires, crime, drinking, and sexual politics. She has been an editor, reporter and/or freelance correspondent for the Boston Herald, the Associated Press, the Boston Globe, and newspapers in Missouri, Idaho, Utah, and Connecticut. She currently teaches writing and communication at Boston University. She has worked as a citizen journalism coordinator for Urban Media Arts of  Malden and teaches workshops on nonfiction writing and promotion throughout the region. She lives outside of Boston with two demanding cats. 


Her most recent nonfiction book is A Boston Harbor Island Adventure: The Great Brewster Journal of 1891 (History Press).  Her previous books include The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire: A Boston Tragedy (2022, History Press);  The Great Boston Fire: The Inferno that Nearly Incinerated the City (2022, Globe Pequot); Inside the Combat Zone: The Stripped Down Story of Boston's Most Notorious Neighborhood (2017, Union Park Press);  Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Sprits (2012, Union Park Press), and The Crime of the Century: How the Brink’s Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston (2007, Commonwealth Editions).  With co-author Beverly Ford, she wrote The Boston Mob Guide (2011, History Press.)


Cat Dreaming: A Story of Friendships and Second Chances is her first novel.

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