Jacqueline Shortell-McSweeney is a proud member of Sisters in Crime, Women’s National Book Association and Honorary Member of Women Make Movies and Suffolk Bar Association.

Jacqueline Shortell-McSweeney writes only when inspired, or when her Muse, Noreen, stands over her with a metaphorical rolling pin. At other times, she has worked as a producer for Women Make Movies (Where WHY WOMEN STAY was produced and directed.); a video artist at Henry St. Settlement; first union woman grip on the East Coast, and then, as a lawyer, in hopes she could sue some of those responsible for her Me-Too moments in the union. Finally, as an attorney for Women’s Venture Fund, Ms. Shortell-McSweeney worked with women entrepreneurs to help build their businesses.  Now retired to her writing desk, Shortell-McSweeney has been published in eight anthologies, the latest being BEAT GENERATION.  Her detective story, DR. ALTMAN AND THE CONCUBINES, is recently published in bookstores. Now, The Muse wants to see her continue with her thriller, THE PLAYGIRL MURDERS, and her poetry. Most important, she is to spend precious time with her loving family.