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Marie Benedict

Once a New York City lawyer, Marie Benedict had long dreamed about a fantastical job unraveling the larger mysteries of the past as an archaeologist or historian—before she tried her hand at writing. While drafting her first book, she realized that she could excavate the possible truths lurking in history through fiction, and has done so in THE OTHER EINSTEIN, the story of Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein's first wife and a physicist herself, and CARNEGIE’S MAID, the story of a brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie toward philanthropy.

Her third novel, THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM (Jan 2019) is the story of Hedy Lamarr. Known as one of the most glamorous Oscar-nominated movie stars of the 1940s, her greatest legacy is her groundbreaking contribution as a scientist. Hedy was an avid inventor and the person behind advances in communication technology that led to the WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth technology we all use today.

Benedict, a graduate of Boston College and the Boston University School of Law, lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

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