About Marguerite Quantaine

Marguerite Quantaine

Marguerite Quantaine

As a teenager, Marguerite Quantaine shook off the shade of small town Michigan for the bright lights of New York City. Employed as an historical researchist, she was first published in 1964, became a writer-editor-designer of magazines from 1975 through 2013 and an essayist from 2000 through 2009. 

Not unlike a vast many Americans, Marguerite grew up in an era when the male dominated media concentrated on stereotypes to establish lifestyle profiles that neither represented her, nor anyone she knew. Intent on changing that by giving the ignored majority a voice, she wrote the historically accurate novel, IMOGENE’S ELOISE, inspired by a true story.

Witty and endearing, jubilant and insightful, Imogene’s Eloise traces the unpredictable journey of a young woman living alone amid the political unrest and social taboos of Manhattan during the 1960s and early 70s, oblivious to her own feelings and those of others until being smitten by the sight of a stranger in town for the weekend whose name and number she’s prevented from getting. In trying to appear calm, she downs a glass of gin she’s mistaken for ice water, awakening the next morning in a fog — but determined to find that one person in a city of millions before time runs out. On a fast paced track towards an ending you can’t possibly imagine, Imogene’s Eloise is certain to erase any doubt you might harbor in the existence of love at first sight, and forever fortify your faith in happily ever after. 

Available on Amazon, Kindle and paperback.

Marguerite Quantaine

8 thoughts on “About Marguerite Quantaine

  1. Patricia Mundy

    As I read this, I too hurt. Especially at that age, those kind of things put a stamp on our brain telling us who and what we really are. I wonder if teachers are any different today and if cliques still remain to make the less wealthy feel less than they are. If that were to happen to me today, it may just bounce off me as “silly”, but not then. Not having a mountain of confidence and overwhelming self-esteem, those little unspoken things tell us differently, being young and not mature enough to figure things out.

    You are a terrific storyteller and I read and remember every word. You had me right from the start. Probably because I love true stories, stories about feelings, being open about them. Hey, we all have a story to tell, and can relate to others. How interesting and beautifully put. You can count on me as a fan!


  2. Karen Fuchs

    Hi , I really enjoyed your 1st ? Blog re nicknames . You had so many ! Brought back memories . Thanks for inviting me to read your post . .I am now looking forward to more in the future ! Karen F .



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