Thursday, May 25, 2023

Jenifer Goldin makes a name for a book giveaway

Introduction by Melissa Amster

I'm pleased to introduce Jenifer Goldin today. We connected over Instagram  and her debut novel, Anonymous Mom Posts, sounds like so much fun that I was excited to feature it at CLC. The synopsis gives off a Desperate Housewives vibe. When Jenifer sent me her bio, I was floored as we have a common thread, since she has worked with kids who have cochlear implants and those are relevant to my family. What are the odds?!? She also told me that her daughter recently had her Bat Mitzvah and my daughter is having hers pretty soon. I enjoyed learning more about Jenifer and I know you will too. She has one copy of Anonymous Mom Posts to share with a lucky reader!

Jenifer Goldin, a Miami native, graduated from the University of Florida and Gallaudet University. An audiologist by trade, Goldin specialized in pediatric cochlear implants. However, writing has always been her passion. Some of Goldin’s stories reveal her truest emotions, and sometimes her emotions are just the jumping-off point for a fictional tale. Her favorite books always go beyond storytelling and shine a light on the human experience. Goldin now resides in Atlanta with her husband and two children. Her debut novel, Anonymous Mom Posts, launched on April 1, 2023.  

Visit Jenifer online:
Website * Facebook * Instagram 


Will anonymous social media posts expose the secrets of a picture-perfect community?

Laura Perry is fed up with the snarky attitudes of the moms who post on the Hamilton Beach Moms' social media page. She hopes the new anonymous posting feature will remind this community they are here to support each other. She enlists her friend, Gabriella, to be a co-moderator. While Gabriella is intrigued by the page, she wonders if the virtual interactions are doing more harm than good. She and Laura hatch a plan to organize an in-person fundraising event, hoping to help the moms connect in real life.

But, as the moms start to reveal their secrets anonymously, irreverent comments pour in, and the page ignites with controversy. With the in-person event approaching, will one mom's plan for revenge bring the entire community to the brink?
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

In one sentence, what was the road to publishing like for you? 
It pushed me to get out of my comfort zone, be brave, and take chances. 

How is Laura similar to or different from you? 
I also like to fix everyone's problems and I am willing to give second chances to people who don't always deserve it. 

If Anonymous Mom Posts were made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
Laura- Reese Witherspoon
Julie-  Lisa Kudrow
Maggie-  Courtney Cox
Indira- Mindy Kaling
Gabby- Jessica Alba
Isabell- Nicole Kidman

What is the last movie you saw that you would recommend? 
Air. Anyone who grew up in the 1980s will enjoy the nod to our youth combined with such an inspiring story. I couldn't stop dancing in my seat to the music!

What is the funniest thing one of your kids did recently? 
Perform in the school play, on stage, in front of 500 people, with his fly down. OY!

What is your go-to summertime family activity? 
Summer baseball, swimming, and BBQs. 

Thanks to Jenifer for visiting with us and sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends May 30th at midnight EST.

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Nancy said...

In the summertime, I like to visit farmer's market and I also like to read!

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Rita Wray said...

I like to go for a walk.

Jess R said...

Grabbing a new book and sitting in the sun!!!

traveler said...

When I am home I walk and read in the backyard. Go to the park with the dog. Away at the beach and walk along the shore.

Lisa D said...

I like to sit outdoors in the sunshine and watch the wildlife.

Mary Preston said...

I do like the beach.

Suburban prep said...

I love to sit on the La-Z-Boy outdoor chair and have a glass of lemon water and a book and a knitting project. I also love going on a Saturday morning to the local farmer's market.

dstoutholcomb said...

love the beach!

diannekc said...

Reading outside in my hammock chair.

Nancy P said...

Beach trips & any place I can indulge in my photography hobby.

Mary C said...

going to the farmers' markets

bn100 said...


Lelandlee said...

Swimming in the lake

Xia Lee said...

Go to the park