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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never take no for an answer

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I think I'm very lucky in my capacity to deeply love--I have some amazingly rewarding relationships because of it.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Enormous" and "Actually;" I've been accused of describing things as "the best" or "the worst"--but I've never been much of a middle-grounder.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To fly! If we're being realistic, I wouldn't mind singing or racecar driving.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who talk on mobile phones really loud in public

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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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