Nov 17 2010
SO TELL ME ABOUT THE AUTHOR ALREADY!
Lisette Brodey was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. After high school, she moved to New York City where she attended Pace University and studied drama. After ten years in New York, several of them working in the radio industry, she moved to Los Angeles, where she held various positions at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA.
She returned to the east coast for several years, where she worked as a freelance writer, specializing in the entertainment industry. In May 2010, she relocated permanently back to Los Angeles.
Lisette’s third novel, MOLLY HACKER IS TOO PICKY!, was published in December 2011.
WHAT ELSE HAS SHE WRITTEN?
Well, gee, thanks for asking.
Lisette’s first-published book, CROOKED MOON (general fiction), is a story of friendship and forgiveness. As children, Frankie Cavalese and Callie Mason were the very best of friends, growing up together behind opposite walls of a row home in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia called Rainytown.
The friendship they shared was special – the kind that storybook heroines had – and neither ever considered the possibility of it not lasting forever. But after high school, life interfered and circumstances separated them as they each went on to live in drastically different worlds. Twenty-three years later, one hot unsettled summer, their lives come crashing back together when Callie, who has led a life of privilege, returns to Rainytown and finds her old friend still living in her childhood home, unmarried, and caring for her angry dying mother, Ruby.
To complicate the fragile reunion, Callie’s marriage to her husband, Jackson, is suddenly at risk, further muddled by the affections of (and attraction to) Frankie’s brother Paulie. Tensions and passions explode in the sweltering heat, and amid pain and tragedy, each woman not only ends up with a life-altering secret regarding the other, but the burning question of what to do with it.
SQUALOR, NEW MEXICO (Young Adult) is a coming-of-age story shrouded in family mystery. Darla McKendrick is nine when she first hears her mother and her aunt Didi secretly discussing their younger sister, Rebecca, speculating about her life in squalor. From the moment Darla asks to know more about her mysterious aunt, she is offered nothing but half-truths, distortions, and evasions. As Darla grows into her teen years, her life is oddly yet profoundly affected by this woman she has never known. She can’t help but notice that Rebecca seems to exist only in dark corners of conversations and that no one ever wants to talk about her-with Darla.
As the plot takes twists and turns, secrets are revealed not only to Darla but to the “secret keepers” as well. Darla learns that families are only as strong as the truths they hold and as weak as the secrets they keep.
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TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT “MOLLY HACKER IS TOO PICKY!”
It is a romantic comedy that takes the reader on a yearlong ride through Molly’s life as she juggles four men and fends off matchmaking attempts from the town socialite. To read a synopsis, just click the link on the left side of this page. If you’d like to read Chapter One, you can either click Excerpt on the lefthand side of the page, or go to Amazon.com and download a sample.
WHERE CAN I BUY THESE BOOKS?
For readers who still like the feel of a book in their hands, the trade paperback editions of both novels are available on Amazon.com.
For those with electronic readers, all three novels are available as Amazon Kindle versions, and can also be purchased through every major e-retailer, including, but not limited to: BN.com, Apple, Kobo etc.
AND WHERE CAN I FIND THE AUTHOR ONLINE?
Check out her Author Website for blogs and guest blogs. Every Monday on this site, Lisette interviews a new author at Lisette’s Writers’ Chateau.
Her Facebook Author Page is the primo spot for all updates
You can follow her on Twitter
She can also be found lurking at Goodreads
She has an author page on Amazon.com
You can also e-mail her at email@example.com