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Randy Susan Meyers Writes the Woman Behind the Criminal in ‘The Widow of Wall Street’

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Inspired by the 2008 Bernie Madoff scandal, author Randy Susan Meyers takes us on an emotional journey inside a fictional Wall Street investment firm to witness how a Ponzi scheme could actually play out and the destruction of lives it could leave in its wake. The Widow of Wall Street begins when Phoebe is visiting her incarcerated husband, Jake, in jail. We then start at the beginning, when the couple meets as teenagers, and follow their relationship as they get married, raise children and grow a successful business and a nonprofit. Phoebe is a hardworking mother of two and a trusting wife of her high school sweetheart. Jake dreamed of financial success and dedicated himself to have the means to provide the…

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Heat Index: 5 hot new books to take poolside

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Is it just us or is it hot in here? A cool blue swimming pool is calling us and there’s no better time to sink our teeth into a new book, especially when it means diving into a world of secrets, mysteries and intrigue. We’ve got five hot new reads on deck for our first post in this steamy new section. So what’s hot, hot, hot, and what’s just—not? Check out the thermometer next to each book and see how we rated the latest and greatest. Accidents of Marriage, Randy Susan Meyers (Simon & Schuster, June 9) “A deft exploration of the borders of abuse and the aftermath of tragedy, the triumphs and disappointments of recovery, and the possibilities of…

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Read personal stories and find out what this week’s authors have to say about new titles

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Dear Reader, See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Dear Reader, Have you ever fallen in love with a place? The vibrant colors and rich history of the Florida Keys have long captivated me. So too for the heroine of my 1850-set romance, LOVE’S RESCUE. Four years away cannot dim her attachment to Key West and the man she loves, but returning against her father’s wishes will jeopardize the very future she desires. Send me a message of “AuthorBuzz giveaway” on my website christineelizabethjohnson.com/contact.html  for a chance at 1 of 5 giveaway copies. Christine Johnson http://www.christineelizabethjohnson.com/ Dear Reader, I’m thrilled to…

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Delivery! Authors offer insight and a chance to win work

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See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more. Happy reading!  Dear Reader, What is the toll of emotional abuse? Maddy’s husband is her greatest blessing and biggest curse. Brilliant and charming when he chooses, Ben turns into a raging bull when crossed—and Maddy never knew what would cross him. Accidents of Marriage examines the effect of a tragic accident on a family, exploring unintended consequences, traumatic injury and children lost in the shuffle. NYT Bestselling author Liane Moriarty deemed it “both unputdownable and unforgettable.” Email me at [email protected] to win one of five signed copies! Randy Susan Meyers randysusanmeyers.com…

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Randy Susan Meyers talks about Accidents of Marriage, a gut-punching family drama

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In her third novel, Accidents of Marriage (Atria Books, 2015), Randy Susan Meyers weaves a compelling tale of domestic abuse and traumatic brain injury as told through the very different perspectives of three family members—two parents and their teenage daughter. Meyers stands at the center of marital distress, surveys the scene, assesses the damage, and recounts it with unflinching honesty and clarity. Meyers is also the author of two previously bestselling novels, The Comfort of Lies (2014) and The Murderer’s Daughters (2011). Recently, BookTrib caught up with the author of Accidents of Marriage, a gut-punching family drama that tackles a slew of complicated issues. BOOKTRIB: One of the many strengths of Accidents of Marriage is your ability to successfully create multiple…

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Don’t quit your day job — it may make you a great writer

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It’s common for writers to claim day jobs stand between us and a published novel. I understand. For years I thought if only and when and someday. And yes, working one, two, three jobs at a time took a big bite out of what would certainly have been my fast track to a Pulitzer. But slogging through, learning at, loving and hating a number of jobs, that’s what formed and hold up my novels. The bosses I despised (especially them), the coworkers who became family, the ones who turned my stomach, those I supervised, fired, hired, found cheating, using drugs, selling drugs: They gave me worlds. The clients. The patrons. Here’s to all of them: Bartending: my top choice of…

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