Author Archives: Mandy Syers

About Mandy Syers

Mandy Syers is a graduate of Grub Street’s 2013 Novel Incubator program. Her company, Heirloom Books, preserves people’s family histories for future generations in archival, hand-bound volumes. She lives in Providence, RI, where she is revising her novel and also working on a rhyming children's picture book, illustrated by her husband.

My Legacy of Lying

I come from a long line of liars. My grandfather, a Russian potato farmer, was conscripted into the army in World War I to serve on the eastern front. Most of the soldiers couldn’t read or write, but my grandfather…