A Second Bite at the Apple (UK: The Stall of Second Chances). As some of you may know, her debut novel, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs, was on my 2013 favorites list. I recently took a "bite" out of this new novel and am already enjoying it!. Thanks to Kensington, we have TWO copies for readers in the US and/or Canada!
Since Dana's last visit, she has become a mom and somehow still finds the time to write. For that, we are thankful!
Visit Dana at her website, Facebook, and Twitter. We promise that she won't "bite."
Synopsis of A Second Bite at the Apple:
Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not with eating it--though she does that too--but with writing about the wonders of the gastronomic world, from obscure fruit hybrids to organic farming techniques. Since food journalism jobs are more coveted than Cronuts®, Sydney pays her bills working for one of TV's biggest egomaniacs--until she's left scrambling for shifts at a local farmers' market.
Stacking muffins for the Wild Yeast Bakery isn't going to win her any James Beard awards. But soon Sydney is writing the market's weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. After years of putting her love life into deep freeze, she's even dating again. And then Sydney gets a shot at the story, one that could either make her career or burn it to a crisp--along with her relationship and her reputation...
Who is your favorite obscure celebrity? (They've been in movies but no one seems to place their name with their face.)
Stephen Dillane. He's British and almost 60 now, but I first came across him in HBO's John Adams miniseries, where he played Thomas Jefferson (or as I called him, "Sexy Thomas Jefferson," though I'm 99% certain I'm the only one who called him that). Apparently he's on Game of Thrones now, so maybe he isn't all that obscure, but I feel like most people don't know who he is.
Who is the celebrity that makes you swoon the most?
Present day? I'm super unoriginal and boring: Brad Pitt and George Clooney. But if we're talking of any era, Robert Redford in his prime was positively dreamy.
Do you think authors are celebrities? If so, which author comes to mind first when you hear the word "celebrity?"
JK Rowling is definitely a celebrity -- and deservedly so! She is a living legend.
What celebrity would you love to meet? What would you say to them if you did?
Gwyneth Paltrow. I love her sense of style and (yes) her cookbooks, but knowing me, I'd probably babble and blurt out something stupid like, "So what was all that conscious uncoupling business about, anyway??"
Edward Burns follows me! I'm sure some of you are like, "Wait, who is Edward Burns? Was he Sexy George Washington?" No, no he was not. Google him. I promise you will recognize him. I think he retweeted me once, years ago, but I'm embarrassed to say I don't remember what the tweet was. I'm sure it was brilliant, though (right? maybe?).
Oh, and one of my best friends from college, Sally Pressman, is an actress, and she has definitely tagged and retweeted me :).
Which celebrity would make a great chick lit character?
Renee Zellweger -- she certainly has plenty of antagonism coming at her from all sides, and I'd love to hear HER side of the story.
Thanks to Dana for visiting with us and to Kensington for sharing her book with our readers.
~Introduction by Melissa Amster
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