Eliza Osborn

author, ghostwriter

The Love I Meant

Sixteen-year-old Anna Thatcher returns to New York, where life was good until her father’s murder. ​Where her closest friend, Johnny, went to prison under mysterious circumstances.

But New York has changed since 1912. Even as her mother prepares to marry the heir to the Vogel ​fortune, and the Thatchers enter an influential society that may not accept them, Anna is determined ​to learn the truth about what happened to Johnny.

From a Pittsburgh row house to a lavish Manhattan brownstone, caught between a violent gang of ​extortionists, a suspicious private investigator, her oldest friends, and her new stepfamily, Anna will ​need all her spirit and determination to face shocking revelations, navigate her new life, and remain ​true to herself.

Filled with drama, romance, mystery, and history, Eliza Osborn’s sweeping tale will make you long for ​old New York.

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About the Author

Eliza Osborn wanted to be a writer ever since her mother read Little Women to her for the first time. ​After writing many short stories as a child--all of which involved horses, her first love. In high school, ​she began obsessively researching turn-of-the-century New York City and drafting longer fiction. In ​the early 2000s, she began freelance writing for magazines across the country and publishing short ​fiction.

In 2014, Eliza partnered with Storybird for a full-length, serialized young adult novel entitled The ​Mystery of Dogwood Cross, set in her native South Carolina. Since then, she has continued to write ​and work as a freelance editor.

Eliza currently lives in Youngstown, Ohio, with her husband, daughter, and five (!) rescue dogs. In ​2022, Eliza launched Author Cultivation, an author services company that aims to help writers turn ​their ideas into books.


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