About the Author
Theasa Tuohy is a long-time journalist who has happily turned her life experiences and reporting skills to fiction featuring female reporters. She was born in Oklahoma City, the daughter and namesake of a pioneer female pilot who flew an old World War I "Jenny" with an OX-5 engine. Theasa worked for five daily newspapers and the Associated Press. Her "first woman" stints included assistant city editor at The Detroit News and the copy desk at The (Newark) Star Ledger.
As a playwright, Theasa co-authored the book, or libretto, of Scandalous: The Musical, an award-winning show about the life of D. H. Lawrence, author of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” ”Women in Love” and “Sons and Lovers.” E. M. Forster deemed D. H. Lawrence “the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.”
"Flying Jenny" will be published by Akashic Books in June, 2018. "The Five O'Clock Follies" came from Calliope Press in 2012. Theasa's recently completed third novel is "Paris Caper."
She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and lives in Manhattan.