Author Archives: Mandy Syers

About Mandy Syers

Mandy Syers is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program. She lives in Providence, RI, where she is a writer and an EMT. Her company, Legacy Letters, helps parents pass down family stories to their children.

Interview with a 53-Year-Old Book Club

In 1968, a group of new mothers started a book club in a suburb of Detroit. Fifty-three years and more than 630 books later, ten of the Lit Group’s twelve original members continue to meet monthly. Now in their eighties,…

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…