1902 – Born on the 19th of February in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.
1922 – She studied violin at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before settling in New York City where she found work as a writer/editor with a small magazine.
1923 – She met and married a French exchange student, Richard Brault, and moved to France.
1928 – She met Laurence Vail, who was then married to Peggy Guggenheim.
1929-1932 – Boyle and Vail lived together, following their divorces, they married. With Vail, she had three more children.
– The Crosbys’ Black Sun Press published Boyle’s first book of fiction titled Short Stories.
1936 – She wrote a novel titled Death of a Man that was an attack on the growing threat of Nazism but at the time, no one in America was listening.
1962 – Boyle accepted a creative writing position on the faculty of San Francisco State College.
1967 – She participated in numerous protests was arrested twice and imprisoned.
1992 – Died on the 27th of December in Mill Valley, California.