Represented by: Kristina Sutton Lennon
Beverly Knettell, a writer with a passion for the classics, can vividly remember her father’s exhaustive book collection. She was twelve when she first discovered the woodcut engravings of the ferocious dogs with their gnarling teeth in Wuthering Heights that caused her to quickly shut the book; she also recalls the young women walking in formation on the cover of Jane Eyre, that eerily foreshadowed the red-hooded images of The Handmaid’s Tale. But it was her introduction to an outdoor production of Shakespeare that captured her imagination and now she cannot resist weaving the plot twists and psychological predicaments into her narratives, whether contemporary or historical. She currently lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she enjoys gardening, walking the beach, reading, traveling, and weekend visits—Legos underfoot— from her three grandchildren.