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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says, USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax, "writes with breezy wit and keen insight," in her new novel A Week at the Lake.
Today author Wendy Wax has written a guest column for us, and she has two copies of her new book waiting to send to book club readers. Other books by Wendy Wax, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey and her Ten Beach Road novels--including the recent The House On Mermaid Point. Wendy lives in Atlanta where she is at work on her next Ten Beach Road novel.
Welcome author Wendy Wax to the book club, and enter her book giveaway. She has two copies of A Week at the Lake for readers. Email: email@example.com
Friendship and Inspiration...
Friendship. It's at the core of my novels, infusing the plot and my characters with meaning I sometimes discover only as I write them. No matter where I begin or what I plan to put on the page, I find that, again and again, it's always there--hiding around the corner, lurking within the laughter, stalking off in anger, offering hugs when the going gets tough.
I guess it's because I keep discovering new heights within my own important friendships, especially when it comes to my women friends. I've learned to never take them for granted. Because these are the relationships that endure, that sustain in times of trouble, adversity and downright grief. And that celebrate the successes, happiness and moments when life is its most wonderful.
My friendship hall of fame is filled with All Stars. It includes the women who mentored and opened doors for me when I worked in radio and television. My critique partners top the list. A group of us banded together as newbies just hoping to be published. Today we're all bestselling authors. Three of us still meet every year for our own writing retreat and trade chapters as we write them, knowing we'll give and receive fresh insights, honest opinions, and unconditional support. We've shed a lot of tears and shared a ton of frustration along the way. We've also cheered each other's successes at the top of our lungs knowing exactly what it took to achieve them. Then there are the women who stood by me during the long years of my mother's decline and shared the pain of her loss. All of these women have been there for me in so many different ways. I'm deeply grateful to have them in my life.
I guess that's why I make sure my characters find those sorts of friendships, whether they're looking for them or not. Why, after assailing them with life changes, obstacles and events out of their control, I help them discover the strength they already own and just haven't recognized. And why I bring them into each others' lives when they need it the most. Then I keep writing and watching as they share laughter, secrets, dreams, and insecurities, waiting to see how and when they'll come to appreciate each other and the strengths and weaknesses that make them who they are.
Like my friends, my characters' journeys inspire me and lift me up. With each new novel I sit back, fingers crossed, hoping they'll do the same for each reader whose path they cross.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: A PARIS APARTMENT (Fiction) by Michelle Gable
When April's boss tells her about the discoveries in a decrepit Parisian apartment, the Sotheby's furniture expert doesn't hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years." She hears escape. With the help of a salty Parisian solicitor and a deceased courtesan's private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment, as well as those hidden in her own life.
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on A PARIS APARTMENT to find out more about the book and the author, Michelle Gable. Send her an email, she'd love to hear from you.