The Art of Change is a great story about love, acceptance, and friendship. Set in the fast-paced life of New York City, this novel discusses different life issues that average New Yorkers face every day. The highly eclectic mix of characters – led by a neurotic gallery owner who denies she has found love with a sex therapist, a very competitive businessman raising an equally competitive teenage daughter, a Ukrainian wannabe socialite looking for love and being loved by her Corsican chef husband … [Read more...]
When I started reviewing travel novels and contacting authors, the most frequent question I get asked is, “What is a travel novel?” The second most frequent question is whether or not their book can be considered a travel novel. Let’s discuss what constitutes a travel novel.
But first, why should it matter to you whether or not your book is a travel novel?
If your book can double as a travel novel, you can tap into an additional genre and double your … [Read more...]
What is your experience with the setting of the book? Have you visited or lived in the area? If 'yes', what about the area inspired you to use it as the setting? I have lived in New York City for 30 years and I had a gallery in Chelsea of contemporary art. The setting is at the gallery and the posh East Side where I used to live. I wanted to write about it since I relocated … [Read more...]
Reading the Art of Change is like watching your favorite sitcom. As it always is with delightful stories, you can hardly wait to finish yet would hold back for fear that something so good would end too quick. Aurora is sure to make anyone laugh, a middle-class Ukrainian woman finding her way around Manhattan’s high society. She’s almost like salt in haute cuisine—plain yet flavorful, not to mention essential. And she goes through her daily womanly regimen with such innocent (albeit sometimes … [Read more...]
Pass the Hot Stuff is a fun travel novel to read. It centers on the life of Blythe Townsend, particularly on her relationships with her boyfriend, family, and friends. This woman empowering novel describes how Blythe deals with the different challenges life throws at her – including Mr. Tall, Dark, and Eye Candy, Blake St. Germaine. I found this book on Book Club Reading List. Aside from the wonderful descriptions of … [Read more...]