Irene M. Paine was brought up hearing stories about her hardy ancestors—intrepid sea captains from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the self-reliant women married to such men. Curious about the faces peering from old photographs in the family attic, Paine conducted research which led her from the South Wellfleet Cemetery to the Wellfleet Historical Society to the newspapers of the late 1800′s. Here in her first novel, Eva & Henry, Paine illuminates the joys and trials of her own great grandaunt, Eva Paine Smith, a sea captain’s bride.
Irene holds a B.A. from Rivier College and an M.S. from American University. She is married to storyteller Jim Wolf and is a mother and a grandmother. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Mother Nature is her muse.