Meet the Author: Victoria J Coe

Victoria J Coe HEADSHOTVictoria J. Coe grew up a huge fan of books, dogs, and the Boston Red Sox. She went on to major in math, graduate from business school, and work at various non-profits trying to save the world – a goal that has eluded her (so far). True to her first loves, she now also writes stories for children in the voice of a dog named Fenway. She lives with her family in a one hundred year old school house just outside of Boston.

Victoria’s debut novel, FENWAY & HATTIE (Putnam/Penguin, February 2016), is told from the point of view of Fenway, Hattie’s dog, and focuses on the pair’s adjustments to their move from the city to the suburbs.

She is the Sweet Sixteens Author Bio Coordinator, collecting and maintaining members’ bios and photos and posting them on the blog.

Fun facts:

  • Her favorite book growing up: THE WORLD OF POOH by A.A. Milne
  • Childhood aspiration: Ballerina
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: Mornings at home
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Walking, bicycling, kayaking, bopping around Boston or hometown of Duxbury, MA
  • Favorite sports teams: Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox
  • Surprising personal fact: Named Teachers’ Pet in high school yearbook superlatives (perhaps that’s not really surprising…)
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Connecting with the amazing children’s publishing community and readers of all ages!

Where to find her:

WebsiteTwitter | Goodreads | Add Book


7 thoughts on “Meet the Author: Victoria J Coe

  1. By writing great books for young people, you’re making the world a better place, so that’s another goal achieved 😉 Go Fenway & Hattie!

  2. Oh the stories our dogs would tell if they could — can’t wait to read this one! And I love that his name is Fenway. 🙂 Also — would love to see pics of your home! 100 year old school house? That sounds amazing!

  3. Learning that you live in a former schoolhouse is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard. What a perfect place to write books for kids!

  4. Pingback: Top Sixteen: Literary Pets | The Sweet Sixteens

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