Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Victoria Bernadine on Her Family, Writing & Personal Traits #AmReading #AmWriting #ChickLit


1. Tell us a bit about your family.
I have four brothers, three sisters, six nephews and one niece. I, personally, have never been married and I have no children, unless you count the cats.

2. How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
By reminding myself that I’m really not as bad as I think – LOL. And if I get too panicky, then I put what I’m working on away for a while, then come back to it, and read it over. I usually find myself saying, “you know, this is actually...almost...kinda…good...” My ego is overwhelming, I know.

3. What scares you the most?
Spiders. And heights. Spiders in high places really mess me up.

4. What makes you happiest?
Writing, and cats.

5. What’s your greatest character strength?
I’m stubborn.

6. What’s your weakest character trait?
I’m stubborn.

7. Why do you write?
I enjoy it. I enjoy everything about it – even the editing, if it hasn’t been going on forever. I love creating characters and a world and situations and events and seeing what happens.

ALifeLessOrdinary

For the last fifteen years, Rose “Manny” Mankowski has been a very good girl. She turned her back on her youthful fancies and focused on her career. But now, at the age of 45, she's questioning her choices and feeling more and more disconnected from her own life. When she's passed over for promotion and her much younger new boss implies Manny's life will never change, something snaps. In the blink of an eye, she's quit her job, sold her house and cashed in her pension, and she's leaving town on a six month road trip.

After placing a personal ad for a travelling companion, she's joined in her mid-life crisis by Zeke Powell, the cynical, satirical, most-read – and most controversial – blogger for the e-magazine, What Women Want. Zeke's true goal is to expose Manny's journey as a pitiful and desperate attempt to reclaim her lost youth – and increase his readership at the same time. Leaving it all behind for six months is just an added bonus.

Now, armed with a bagful of destinations, a fistful of maps, and an out-spoken imaginary friend named Harvey, Manny's on a quest to rediscover herself – and taking Zeke along for the ride.
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Genre – ChickLit, Contemporary Fiction
Rating – PG-13
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