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Daniella Brodsky

In addition to VIVIAN RISING, Daniella Brodsky is the author of THE VELVET ROPE DIARIES, PRINCESS OF PARK AVENUE, and DIARY OF A WORKING GIRL, which has been made into a movie on the ABC Family network starring Hilary Duff. Brodsky is also the creator and author of the GIRL'S GUIDE TO NEW YORK NIGHTLIFE series. She has been featured on Good Day New York, the WB Morning News, NPR radio, and in the New York Times, the New York Post and the Hartford Courant. She teaches the craft of fiction writing at The Australian National University's CCE program, and has led discussions about writing at libraries, bookstores and schools in the U.S.. A native New Yorker, Brodsky lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband, where she is writing two new women's fiction novels and a Canberra-based thriller while exploring the art and craft of fiction and the wonder of libraries. Visit her at www.daniellabrodsky.com.
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Vivian Sklar has always depended on her wise and feisty grandmother—not just because Grams raised her after Viv’s mother took off twenty years ago, but because she seemed to have life all figured out. So when Grams dies, Viv feels completely alone. Everything she once knew seems unfamiliar and unwelcoming—until she finds hope in a most unlikely place: the cluttered second-story walk-up of an alarmingly perceptive astrologer. Viv thinks horoscopes are about as reliable as fortune...
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never take no for an answer

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Such a hard question! There are so many people I am in awe of--it's the everyday bravery that particularly captures my heart.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I don't really think this way. I just like to be the best I'm capable of.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'm living it!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A day at our coast house:  rain or shine—it’s got everything:  love, peace, happiness, food, simplicity, beauty, a hammock, and lots of books…

Author Voices

December 01, 2010

What are you thankful for this year?
My family, friends, and, of course - sweet potato pie with mini marshmallows.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal food?
Everything - the turkey, the afore mentioned sweet potatoes, the stuffing, oy.

What are your favorite winter activities?
I gotta be honest. I hate the cold. Sure, that first snow is great, kicking up the holiday music and getting toasty. I love to decorate the tree, though I’m Jewish and I know this is frowned upon. But I adore it as much as I love to light my great grandmother’s menorah and sing the prayers from the back of the candle box. How could... see more

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