|Connie Johnson Hambley|
Connie Johnson Hambley embraces the changes in the publishing world by being both traditionally and independently published. Her high-concept thrillers feature remarkable women entangled in modern-day crimes. After receiving her law degree, she moved to Boston and pursued other careers prior to writing fiction. Her short stories, Giving Voice is featured in Level Best Books Best New England Crime Stories: Windward, and the 2017 publication of Best New England Crime Stories: Snowbound will publish Black Ice. Her suspense novels, The Charity and The Troubles, were joined by The Wake in 2017.
Launching successful books is similar to launching a business and Connie has over 25 years of experience in finance, law, and entrepreneurial enterprises. Always interested in what is new and emerging, Connie’s extensive relationships have connected her with inventors and investors spanning companies from biotech to Clean Tech. As Chief Operating Officer of a New York based children’s furnishings company and as president and founder of her own company, Connie has worked extensively in the venture capital and angel funding networks writing business plans and presenting businesses to the VC community. She has used those connections and the knowledge gained through them to help emerging companies source the best possible talent and create dynamic teams. Connie understands the full spectrum of pressures involved in making entrepreneurial dreams into reality.
Connie leveraged her industry knowledge into distinctive writing engagements, including being a Featured Columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and invited contributors to Nature Biotechnology, MassachusettsHighTech and more. Connie is a dynamic speaker on many topics and is a board member and featured speaker of the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau.
Connie continues to draw on her breadth of experience in creating reader communities and managing the business of being an author. Early in her career she was a co-director and general partner of a talent and advertising firm where she created targeted ad campaigns giving her experience in all advertising mediums. Additional business experience includes being a Vice President for a major Boston bank, where she managed daily cash flow, investment position and portfolios of corporations. Her legal experience includes Fidelity Investments, also of Boston, where she worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the management of mutual funds. Connie has also been an adjunct professor of finance at the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College pioneering graduate level courses in treasury management in conjunction with the Treasury Management Association. Each experience helps with the day-to-day management of social media and marketing in today’s world of independent publishing.
Connie is an avid skier, cyclist and loves horseback riding and scuba diving. One scuba diving adventure to Belize was featured in Outside Magazine, and a unique and successful working arrangement was featured in the book, Momprenuers Online by Patricia Cobe and Ellen H. Parlapiano. Perigee Books. Current volunteer endeavors include working as a horse handler for Windrush Farm Therapeutic Riding Center - helping those with physical and mental disabilities access the joy and thrill of riding - and is an active member of the New England Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Being a mentor for young professionals in science through the Boston chapter of the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association has helped her to "walk the walk" in actively cultivating strong and confident women.
Connie has also been a member of the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Association. She has ridden horseback in the jungles of Central America, walked barefoot along ancient Mayan ruins, kissed the Blarney Stone, walked the Great Wall of China, and looks forward to her next trip to Shanghai.
Connie graduated from Manhattanville College and received her Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children.