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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
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After her grandmother dies, a young woman is determined to live by the rules of astrology--even if it means giving up the man who might be her future.
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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. What do you regret most?

A. Not being more confident when I was younger.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Last year I would have said "swimming in the ocean waves." But 2009 was my year to tackle it...I did great, and now I'm onto surfing! (or at least trying...)

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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. sourdough bread

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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