Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a twenty-something writer living in Long Island, NY (though my roots and childhood are in Brooklyn, a place that will always be a part of me). This is my first ebook!
After I graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in print journalism, I began freelancing for Psych Central, an online psychology publication. Recently, I have been writing short fictional and creative nonfictional narratives. (Fiction is definitely a medium I’d love to explore more.)
I truly value family and relationships (relationships are definitely a theme that seeps into my writing). I’m an avid tea drinker, listener of Springsteen, and lover of all things French.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Coping With Life’s Clutter” is an ebook that features a compilation of previously published articles that deal with the stresses of life — research and personal insight included.
In a way, this book served as a sense of ‘closure,’ since it’s writing I’ve been working on for the past few years; I was happy to have it all under one theme, so to speak.
Many of my ideas are rooted in personal truth; it’s me simply trying to sift through my own experiences in order to make sense of the world. I sincerely hope that this short guide can inspire that in you, too.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
In terms of favorite authors, I probably gravitate towards the ‘women’s fiction’ genre. I love to read Elin
Hilderbrand (and virtually travel to Nantucket), Emily Giffin, Allison Winn Scotch, and Cathi Hanuer.
I’m also inspired by Internet writers who boldly wear their hearts on their sleeve and write incredibly raw and thought provoking narratives. (Violet Young, Chloe Caldwell, Stephanie Georgopulos)
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Tenacity to keep writing and never give up. While it’s hard to touch everyone, you will probably touch someone with your work. And for that, it is all worth it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Sentences are lonely. Writers try to finish the sentence as soon as possible, sometimes. Don’t put the period on too quickly. Finish the sentence. Complete the thought, as uncomfortable as it may be.
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