With a long career in theater and publishing, author Webster
Bull today is a writer of institutional histories. He began his
publishing career by founding Memoirs Unlimited in 1988, helping
elderly people write and privately publish their life stories. In
1998, he and his wife Katie Bull founded Commonwealth Editions, a
publisher of nonfiction books about Boston, Cape Cod, and other New
England destinations. Meanwhile, Webster focused on writing
projects for families and larger organizations. The Mass General
history, begun in 2007, is the most ambitious in this line of
writing projects. In 2010, Webster and Katie Bull sold Commonwealth
Editions to Applewood Books of Carlisle, Massachusetts. Webster
lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Co-author Martha Bull is a 2007 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Chicago and, beginning in 2010, an MFA candidate at Columbia University. In between, she worked with her father Webster Bull on the Mass General history. Martha lives in New York City.