I moved to Manhattan straight out of college because my sister lived there and I could crash on her couch. Six years later (after a quick jaunt in London), I moved to Los Angeles where I wrote a column for Examiner.com and a popular humor blog, Vagina Vacancy. But my true passion is writing fiction.
I'm so thrilled that this is what I get to do! I've fallen in love with the characters in my Bloom Sisters series, but I can't wait to set them all free (the third book is on its way!) and start a new series with many more fun and quirky characters.
My headshot above perfectly reflects how beautiful I look when I write. Just like Carrie Bradshaw, I have my stylist in the wings with her make-up brush and curling iron ready. I never write in my pajamas in bed, my teeth unbrushed and my glasses still on. And my toddler and newborn never interrupt me when I'm in the grips of inspiration. Writing is so glamorous. Words just flow from my mind and onto my laptop. I never get writer's block. And I never have a shitty first draft - what was Anne Lamott talking about?!
On authors and books I love
Besides me, of course, I am a fan of all types of authors and genres, though anything with a bit of Darcy-esque love story really piques my interest. But nothing too gag-worthy sweet.
Right now I'm crazy about Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty. My favorite book by each of them is One Plus One and Big Little Lies, respectively.
Emily Giffin, Marian Keyes, and Sophie Kinsella are my favorite ChickLit authors- I'm sorry, I mean Women's Fiction. ChickLit is so 1999. My favorite books by these authors are Something Borrowed, Something Blue, The One and Only, Sushi for Beginners, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Twenties Girl, Can You Keep a Secret?, and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
I also love Pam Jenoff, Karen White, Meg Cabot, andJane Green.
Books I read the CliffsNotes to in high school, but later read for real and now I love: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Handmade's Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, Much Ado About Nothing, Fahrenheit 451, The Joy Luck Club, and all books by Jane Austen.
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