Something very unexpected happened to me as a result of writing Dangled Carat. I found myself part of a new and exciting world – the land of authors. I have said many times that I am blown away by the creative community I am now part of. Everyone is so talented and generous with their time and knowledge. Most of my new friendships center around the art. But in some cases the connection goes further… Like my friend Meredith Schorr. Sure (HA, didn’t intend that, but it worked) we met on a Facebook group and began chatting about writing. But over time, our conversations branched out. Bookish stuff often wasn’t even touched upon – there was so much more we had in common, so much more we had to say. I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with her, another Booktrope author, the wonderful Jennifer Gracen, when the three of us did a book signing back in October. I was thrilled to meet Meredith in real life, not only because of our friendship because earlier this year I fell in love with her books. I devoured each one, and I couldn’t wait to meet the woman who created such a rich and vibrant cast of characters.
I ever since I turned the last page on the last Meredith Schorr book I read I have eagerly been awaiting this day.. when her latest book is released…
What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?
On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up,” Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.
Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction, digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women, in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.
A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing
when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was
probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and
blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit
and contemporary women’s fi ction. She secures much inspiration from her day
job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status.
Meredith is also the co-founder of BookBuzz, a live author/reader event held
annually. She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. How Do You
Know? is her fourth novel. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.
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