I’d love for everyone to read my newest book, Neurotically Yours. It’s a romantic comedy that’s available at Amazon http://amzn.to/HY4PyF and Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/KumteQ
Give us a one sentence synopsis.
Dara Harrison, a single, thirty-seven-year-old advice columnist, opens a successful Los Angeles dating service for the romantically challenged, and finds herself forced to join the ranks of its lonely-heart clientele.
Who are the main characters and who would you like to see portray them in a movie?
The main characters are Dara Harrison, owner of MateSearch. I’d like to see Rachel McAdams or Jennifer Aniston in the role. Her best friend and co-owner is Reggie Dayton, and Daniel Sunjata would be great. To play handsome stuntman Nick Wyatt, I see Josh Brolin.
Tell us about the story, but please don't reveal too much.
Smart, attractive, and ambitious, thirty-seven-year-old Dara Harrison is, nonetheless, still single—and on sabbatical from dating. Ironically Los Angeles’ most renowned relationship advice columnist, Dara has become a Southland sensation with her “tell-it-like-it-is” approach to the mating game.
Parlaying her success into a new business, Dara launches a revolutionary dating service geared for the perennially single and romantically challenged. Its no-holds-barred theme soon makes the company a roaring success, even catapulting Dara onto the national talk show scene—until, of course, it all backfires.
With her company under threat and a publicity stunt gone haywire, Dara is forced to join the ranks of her lonely heart clientele, and suddenly realizes that saving the business she cherishes, means facing her lifelong fears—and maybe even falling in love again.
What inspired you to write this book and how long did it take?
Neurotically Yours took me about a year to write and another few months of editing. It was inspired by my two, long decades out on the dating scene. All the crazy experiences I (and some of my friends’) weathered were the perfect fodder for this book. I often wondered what it would be like if there was a dating service that forced its clients to “let it all hang out” in an attempt to make dating more “real” and productive. It sounds good in theory, but of course in my book, chaos ensues!
My debut novel is Wedlocked. It’s also a bestselling romantic comedy, and it won the Gold Readers Favorite Award, the Beach Book Festival Award, and the Indie Excellence Award.
Which authors inspired you, your style?
One of my all-time favorites was Nora Ephron. It was so sad to see her go last year. I love her philosophy about taking life’s hardest times and making them funny. That’s what I did with Wedlocked, which was inspired by my first brief, disastrous marriage.
Where can we learn more about you and your books?
Readers can learn much more about me and my work on my website: http://www.BonnieTrachtenberg.com/ They can also read my relationship advice column at http://loveahappyending.com/editor-bonnie-trachtenberg/
How can we follow you? Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
Find me on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/BonnieTrachtenberg
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/writebrainedny
Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/btracht/
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
If you enjoy my books, I’d love to hear from you and can be reached through my website.