After twelve years on Wall Street, Maureen Sherry--formerly, the youngest Managing Director at Bear Stearns--switched gears to earn her Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University, to write, and to tutor at inner city schools. Walls Within Walls--her first book, a mystery for middle school audiences--has been awarded curriculum prizes by the states of Texas and Connecticut, and she was named one of the Best New Voices by the American Library Association. Maureen is also an active board member of numerous charities. She lives in New York City with her husband and four children.
"Working Girl meets Wolf of Wall Street in this
in-depth, behind-the-pinstripe peek inside a temple of elite
finance, navigated by a sharp, smart woman in an old boys'
world."--Jill Kargman, author and creator of Odd Mom Out
"Opening Belle is an irresistibly Zeitgeist-y novel about motherhood, marriage, misogyny, lust, ambition, discovery, disappointment, entitled nannies, and Goldfish crackers on the floor that (and this is big) rings true. But that's not all. Sherry's novel is also a delightfully funny and frequently damning participant-observer's dissection of the secretive codes and practices of an elite, socially antediluvian tribe of men who, in a very real sense, run the world. For them, the bell has sounded."--Wednesday Martin, author of Primates of Park Avenue