Elin Hilderbrand is the New York Times’s bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, most of which are set on the idyllic island of Nantucket where she lives. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and received her MFA from the University of Iowa after which she published such popular titles as THE CASTAWAYS, 28 SUMMERS, THE IDENTICALS, and GOLDEN GIRL. Two of her most recent books, SUMMER OF ‘69, and THE HOTEL NANTUCKET debuted at number one on the NYT bestseller list. Elin is a the proud mother of three children. She is a Peloton devotee, a book influencer, and the affable star of her own Instagram cooking show, Cringe Cooking. In 2014, Elin was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy at Massachusetts General Hospital. Realizing early on the importance of taking her fight public, Elin began #mamastrong, an online support community for women with breast cancer, and regularly speaks at events promoting breast cancer awareness.