Interview with Author Daniela Petrova

Interview with Author Daniela Petrova, #Interview #Books, #DanielaPetrova

It is my pleasure to present an interview with Daniela Petrova, author of the debut novel, Her Daughter’s Mother, released June 18 by Putnam. Her Daughter’s Mother is a suspense novel about a woman in her late thirties who has it all—an apartment in Manhattan, a great job as an art curator at the Met,…

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Becoming An Author: Reflecting on My Second Act

Becoming An Author: Reflecting on My Second Act #author #career #writing

With the release of my debut novel, Little Lovely Things, I have been a published author for a whopping four months now. Before that, I was a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. Yes, my head is spinning! And yes, it took courage and meant “reinventing myself” – a scary phrase if there ever was…

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This Is What To Do When Bad Things Sprout Legs

This Is What To Do When Bad Things Sprout Legs by @MConnollyAuthor #legs #bad #things

I had something crappy happen to me recently. On a scale of bad stuff it falls smack in the middle – not earth-shattering, but certainly earth-rattling. When the news arrived, I immediately: discovered all the ways that the crappy thing was somehow my fault, thereby stoking that ugly voice inside to remind me that I…

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This Is How To Keep Inspiration Crackling

This Is How To Keep Inspiration Crackling by @MConnollyAuthor #Creativity #Inspiration

In my first blog post, I promised to share what it is like to be a debut author and how I was to remain determined to honor the creative process and to no longer live by default. Now here I am, just over two months from the release of my novel, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS, (April…

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This Is Why Writing Advice Conflicts Me

This Is Why Writing Advice Conflicts Me by @MConnollyAuthor #Advice #Writing #WritingAdvice

I have developed a conflicted relationship with advice. My general experience has been that the person meting it out is often the blowhard in the group, the one with the least amount of wisdom. And conversely, the quietly successful person, the one I really care to hear from, rarely offers advice unless pressed to do…

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