Theasa Tuohy is a long-time journalist who has happily turned her life experiences and reporting skills to fiction featuring female reporters. She 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.
Born in Oklahoma City, Theasa is the daughter and namesake of a pioneering pilot who flew an old World War I "Jenny" with an OX-5 engine, and the inspiration to her latest book, 'Flying Jenny', which tells the story of two women - a tabloid reporter and stunt pilot in the 1920s redefining gender roles and female empowerment.
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.”
Her first novel, "The Five O'Clock Follies" was released in 2012. Theasa's recently completed third novel is "Paris Caper."
Join Theasa Tuohy and me on Tuesday, October 16, 10-11 A.M. CT US. We will be having a conversation about her remarkable life’s journey as a journalist, playwright, and novelist.