Sara Collins and Nicole Dennis-Benn “Inspired Women Authors”


J.Jill and O, The Oprah Magazine, are collaborating to celebrate remarkable women in literature in their “Inspired Women Authors” campaign. Of the five authors featured in this literary celebration, two are of Jamaican descent—Nicole Dennis-Benn and Sara Collins, who grew up in Grand Cayman. The other three writers featured are Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Fleishman is in Trouble), Mary Beth Keane (Ask Again, Yes), and Lori Roy (Gone Too Long).

SARA COLLINS: Author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

After practicing law for 17 years, Sara earned her master’s degree in creative writing from Cambridge University, where she was awarded the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize for Creative Writing. Her debut novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, was inspired by a true story and is an astonishing thriller filled with scandal and suspense. Learn more at


Once a public health researcher, Nicole is now a lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Her debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, earned high acclaim from the New York Times, NPR and Kirkus Reviews, to name a few. Her highly anticipated second book, Patsy, is a stirring portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifices made in the name of love. Learn more at

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