Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have only written one book. But hopefully plan to write more on the challenges of love and dating in New York City. I think a lot of people can relate to this topic, with all the craziness of New York City it’s hard to have a so-called “normal relationship.” I’d like to explore more what normal is for New York Singles and have fun discovering this ever changing journey!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
40 Single NYC is my first book. My friend asked me why I was still single at my age? She meant well, but it really stung being judged. I wanted to write about how I felt and why being single at my age was viewed as a failure? During this process of fictionalizing my encounters, I came to personal conclusions and discoveries I wanted to share with people possibly going through the same experience.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t have many, other than writing about scenarios that come to instantly, and then re-arrange them all to create a story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Salinger. I love how he really captures a New York feel to his stories through his conversational story telling and emotionally visual descriptions.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a script a wrote a few years ago about my earlier experiences in New York.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still learning..but I really appreciate websites like Awesomegang.com who allow submissions for free. I’m also finding Instagram is a great and easy way to connect. @40singlenycbook on Instagram
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I’m a new author also so my only advice is to keep learning about new ways to promote.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“A life lived in fear… is a life half-lived.” Baz Luhrmann
What are you reading now?
Salinger, Franny and Zooey
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m currently contributing to an awesome blog called thenaughtyforties.com
It’s a great resource for people who are going through changes in their 40’s, single and living in New York City.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Paolo Coelho: The Alchemist, JD Salinger: Catcher in the Rye, Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead, Irving Stone : The Agony and the Ecstasy and any Dan Brown book!