Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Interview with author Meredith Cagen - BK Walker Books virtual book tour
As I continue to host the BK Walker Books Authors Promoting Authors virtual blog tour, today I welcome author Meredith Cagen.
Bio: Meredith Cagen is a working wife and mother living in New York City. She works as a freelance writer and registered nurse. Meredith is known as "The Queen of the Multi-taskers." In her free time, she goes to the gym and daydreams.
Please tell us about your current release Size Eight in a Size Zero World.
My main character, Lindsay is one of them (us). She is a typical woman for this new millennium, working a job, taking care of her family (one husband, two children, one dog, one apartment), running her household, overworked, unappreciated, no time for herself, a super multi-tasker, while her husband watches TV and plays on the internet.
She struggles to keep a sense of herself. And then one day she meets someone who causes her to re-evaluate how she lives her life, turning her world upside down. It’s a very realistic journey she takes filled with humor and heart! An adventure into New York City society and relationships.
What inspired you to write this book?
I returned to school to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, years after completing my MBA. It was daunting. The first time I sat down to study for an exam, I had funny ideas racing through my head. I had a difficult time focusing and actively started daydreaming. I couldn’t concentrate, so I went with the flow and wrote down all those funny, random thoughts. And the writing didn’t stop until Size Eight in a Size Zero World was completed.
I’m not sure if that qualifies as inspiration, but that is my story.
What exciting story are you working on next?
Readers of Size Eight in a Size Zero World are asking me to write the story of “The Man Upstairs” character and they want to know what happens to Lindsay now. I’m not sure what I am going to do………………….Any suggestions?
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The first time I was referred to as an author.
Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I work as a Registered Nurse. Writing has become a part of me, like eating milk chocolate, I love doing it. I am passionate about my characters and stories.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I get great ideas in my sleep!
Friends tell me their stories hoping I will incorporate them into my next book!
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a happy housewife and mother with a beautifully decorate large house!
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Read the book, and share with me your thoughts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time today, Meredith. Your book sounds like a lot of fun. Best of luck with your writing.