Theasa Tuohy was born in Oklahoma City, the daughter of a barnstorming female pilot who was a contemporary of Will Rogers and friend of Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Her mother and namesake, Theasa Tuohy, first soloed in 1929 in a biplane powered by an OX-5, engine of the famed WWI era Curtiss “Jenny.” More about Theasa Tuohy the Pilot in a new article.(this story inspired my recently completed novel “Jenny Flynn”,
During her lengthy career as a journalism, Theasa worked for five daily newspapers and for The Associated Press. She was the first female assistant city editor at The Detroit News, one of the country’s largest afternoon dailies at the time.
As a playwright, Theasa co-authored the book, or libretto, of Scandalous: The Musical, an award-winning show about the life of D. H. Lawrence, author of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” ”Women in Love” and “Sons and Lovers.” E. M. Forster deemed D. H. Lawrence “the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.”
from Travelsmart Newsletter: October 15, 2012
Theasa’s Musical October 2013 London, England
Lawrence the Musical
Theasa has also written a memoir about restoring her home in the French countryside. She is now working on a mystery novel set in Paris.
She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Manhattan.
Her first novel, THE FIVE O’CLOCK FOLLIES, a novel about foreign correspondents during the Vietnam War, was published by Calliope Press in October, 2012.
Newseum Washington, DC Inside Media: The Press and Vietnam
Cityscape -Women and War: WFUV Radio with George Bodarky
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Press Release Author Theasa Tuohy To Discuss “The Five O’’Clock Follies,” at Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration