Writer, Therapist, Speaker
Author of award-winning novel
AS IF WOMEN MATTERED
Virginia DeLuca has published short stories and essays in The Iowa Review, Huffington Post, The Writer and others. She has won several prizes for fiction, including the Seacoast Writing Association, the 2011 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Wisdom Competition and the 2014 Piscataqua Press Novel Contest. She is a 2020 graduate of the GrubStreet Memoir Incubator Program and is currently at work on a memoir about divorcing in her sixties.
Ms. DeLuca is currently a psychotherapist in private practice, living in Boston. Throughout her career, she has worked primarily in violence prevention and intervention, assisting women of all ages as they struggle to change circumstances in their lives.
2008 & 2011
Seacoast Writing Association
3RD PLACE FICTION
REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
"As If Women Mattered takes me vividly back to my own experiences in the early second-wave women's movement and, in its characters' lives, highlights many of the dynamics and issues that made those years so fascinating, so fraught and so fruitful. Thank you especially, Ginny DeLuca, for following the ongoing friendship between these four women over time."
Cofounder and coauthor,
Our Bodies, Ourselves
“Virginia DeLuca’s captivating novel, As If Women Mattered, fuses compelling social drama with page-turning storytelling. Four women, whose consciousness-raising group becomes a life-long, life-saving family of the heart, wrestle with marriage, motherhood, careers and sex, during a time when no one knew the rules anymore, and it was all up for grabs. The entwined stories of these women will keep you up way past midnight, experiencing the extraordinary era when women rose up and found their voices, and each other.”
RANDY SUSAN MEYERS
International Bestselling Author of
The Murderer's Daughters and The Comfort of Lies
"I loved this book! It is a page-turner! Such a compelling and gorgeous mix of character development and plot threaded through an incredible time in history. You won't be disappointed!"