Author Guest Post
Fact or Fiction?
When people find out I'm a fiction writer they sometimes wonder if something they say or did will wind up in a book. What can I say, writers are always looking for material! I often don't have to look far for inspiration since real life can be humorous enough. In my first book, Liar’s Guide to True Love, the heroine accidentally wears two different black shoes. I actually did that once and had gone the entire day before I realized. (In my defense, I was pregnant and couldn't see my feet. And I apparently have too many pairs of black ballet flats.)
My friends and family do indeed influence aspects of the characters I write, and I wonder if they will recognize themselves in The Job Proposal. I have a lot of smart, caring girlfriends who manage to balance a career, friends, and family, just like Kate and her friends do. Outgoing, college-age Elizabeth is a mash up of a few friends who continue to inspire me with their joie de vivre and probably don’t even know it. Smaller details like how Kate is such an avid runner, was inspired by a friend who ran her first NYC marathon.
And well, I will let my husband keep thinking he inspires all my heroes.
About The Author
Wendy Chen was born and raised in New York City and now lives in northern Virginia with her husband and kids. She is the author of Liar’s Guide to True Love. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she can be found editing contemporary romances with Entangled Publishing. She has worked at The Washington Post, Random House, and iVillage.
The Job Proposal by Wendy Chen
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
Format: Paperback - 193 pages
Kindle - 1890 KB
Genre: Chick Lit / Contemporary Romance / Contemporary Women's Fiction
BUY THE BOOK: The Job Proposal
Kate is enjoying being engaged—that it's a hoax is beside the point. To succeed at her ultra-conservative finance job she needs to reform her flighty, party-girl reputation, and a good old fashioned marriage of convenience is exactly what she needs to put her one step closer to the promotion of her dreams. But when Adam, Kate's best friend from high school, arrives for a visit, her perfect arrangement suddenly isn't so perfect anymore.
The nerdy boy she remembers from her teen years has grown into a gorgeous and successful man, and he's vying for her affection. Soon all the things Kate thinks she wants will change, and everything she doesn't know she needs, she may not be able to live without.
But will she be able to let down the walls she’s built to guard her heart and trade her fierce independence for love?