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Lucy J. Madison


Lucy J. Madison is a novelist, poet, and screenwriter. She’s the author of two contemporary lesbian romance novels In the Direction of the Sun (Sapphire Books 2017) and Personal Foul (Sapphire Books 2016) as well as a collection of poetry entitled I.V. Poems (Sapphire Books 2016). Her short stories and poems have appeared in many magazines, literary journals, and anthologies including: Curve Magazine, The Lesbian News, The San Francisco Bay Times, Thysia Literary Magazine, Confluence, The Tipton Poetry Journal, Beginnings Literary Magazine, The Survivor’s Review, Travelrotica for Lesbians (Alyson Books 2007), The One: Stories of Falling in Love Forever (Sapphire Books 2016) and A Heart Well Traveled: Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes (Sapphire Books 2017).

The Sundance Screenwriters Institute named Lucy a finalist, placing her feature film script TELL IT SLANT, based on the life of Emily Dickinson, in the top 10 out of 10,000 entries in 2011. It is currently in pre-production with M.Y.R.A. Entertainment and will be directed by Academy-Award nominated director and cinematographer Ellen Kuras, who will make her feature directorial debut with this project. She’s a current finalist for Table Read My Screenplay Chicago for her feature film AGENT 355.

She received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with honors from Wesleyan University, as well as the University’s Rulewater Prize for her thesis project on women’s basketball. She is a member of the Publishing Triangle, Romance Writers of America, Rainbow Romance Writers, Golden Crown Literary Society, and the Lesbian Authors Guild. 

Prior to focusing full-time on her writing, Lucy spent 15 years in higher education marketing and public relations, holding senior leadership positions and official College spokesperson roles at several colleges. The Journal News named her a 2008 Hudson Valley PROUD Woman of the Year and the Rockland Economic Development Commission named her as one of Rockland County's Forty Under 40 in 2009. Mount Saint Mary College awarded her the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award for her volunteer work and professional accomplishments.
The Middletown Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame inducted Lucy into their 2011 class for her high school accomplishments as a three-sport athlete (basketball, volleyball, softball) in high school. Mount Saint Mary College inducted Lucy into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015 for her achievements as a basketball player.

Lucy resides in shoreline Connecticut and Provincetown with Dara, her wife of 18 years and their beloved fur babies. She is a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels. She enjoys hiking, performing random acts of kindness, landscape photography, and cooking.

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