Back in June 2009, Wendy Wax came on my show as one of my first guests, at the time she was just releasing her new book “The Accidental Bestseller” a book that firmly put her name on the “must read” list. Since then she has had a further hit with “Magnolia Wednesdays” and now with what already looks like another smash hit for this great author “Ten Beach Road”
Wendy is a native of Florida which enables the settings of her book to be not only believable but enables her with the skill for creating such believable characters, enable you to almost feel the gentle wind and hear the lapping of the waves as you read the book. So saying “Ten Beach Road” is not some book about the beach, summer tans and drinking ice cold martini’s, far from it.
About Ten Beach Road: (taken from “You’ve Gotta Read This blog”)
Three women, who are complete strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They've all been financially decimated by a Ponzi scheme shyster, and have been left with nothing but a three-way ownership in a ramshackle mansion on the Florida gulf shore beach of Pass-a-Grille.
Bonded by a common goal, the women decide to use a little elbow grease, along with the grumpy (but alas, handsome) contractor to bring Bella Flora back to its previous grandeur. But this isn't a summer of tans and strawberry daiquiris. It's about the most labor intensive work they've ever done, and about digging deep into their own souls to work through all their personal demons. In addition to being broke, the women worry through their family problems, lost loved ones, failed relationships, and secrets they keep from each other. Secrets that threaten to destroy the fellowship and trust they have established.
But in the spirit of their mission, the women hold steadfast to one tradition. At the end of every back-breaking day, they watch the sunset, eat Cheez Doodles, have a drink and praise "one good thing" that happened that day. Never underestimate the power of friendship and a stiff margarita
As Wendy shared with us, the success of this book has already meant that the planned next creation has been put on the back shelf while she has written a follow up to “Ten Beach Road” called “Ocean Beach” which should be out in July 2012, so not long to wait for Wendy’s the many fans.
I’ll leave the final word to a reviewer of “Ten Beach Road”
“Wow! Wendy Wax has earned herself a spot at the top of my awesome authors list! She is a fantabulous author with terrific writing skills. She really blew me away with her characters, her wit, and her plot line. It is wonderful book to get lost in to past a beautiful summer day with... (Molly Edwards)”
Molly, I am sure Wendy is at the top of many other readers “awesome” list and will be for many years to come.
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Wendy Wax
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