I had a nice chat about my new book, The Wedding Thief, with John Valeri for his show, Central Booking. John, formerly of the Hartford Books Examiner, asked a lot of great questions about the book and about my circuitous route to a fiction writing career (journalist, lawyer, author).
Sometimes I wonder how many books I would have written if I’d gone straight into writing novels and hadn’t worked in magazine publishing or the law. But I think those experiences were necessary for me to get where I needed to go. Maybe I wouldn’t have been ready to be a fiction writer earlier in my life. I certainly don’t regret the time I spent doing other things. I met wonderful people, I learned a lot, and I had fun. I have no complaints. Still, I’m glad to be doing what I’m doing now. Being an author is my third career and it’s the one I’m keeping.
You can watch John Valeri’s interview of me by clicking here.