Bonita McIlvaine grew up in Boston, Massachusetts the daughter of a nightclub owner and Broadway dancer. She worked in both state and city government before becoming a business owner. In her breakout memoir 5 Squares, she gives a look at Boston's nightlife in the 60s experienced by five girlfriends in their teens. Their friendships, innocence and consequences. Bonita is currently working on a self empowerment guide for young adults.