Inside the Author’s Mind – Lisette Brodey

Lisette Brodey is a lovely woman and a supportive author. She’s penned several books and I’m happy to learn more about her. You will too.

Please give a warm welcome to Lisette and watch the excellent trailer for her book Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! 

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Who is Molly Hacker? 

At thirty-two, newspaper reporter Molly Hacker vows to never attend another wedding until she has had her own. And that’s a problem because Molly’s younger sister, Hannah, is going to be married in one year. Armed with snark, wit, and fabulous good looks, “Picky Molly” embarks on a quest to find Mr. Right in her hometown. Things get complicated fast. In no time at all, Molly has four “men of interest” and the memories of a lost love to send her overanalytic, befuddled mind into serious overdrive. Determined not to let her “helpful” girlfriends help her right out of another relationship, Molly tries to keep mum on the state of her love life. Her BFF male coworker, Randy, becomes her closest confidant as he stumbles over romantic issues with his new Mr. Right, Kyle. Meanwhile, Molly’s gal pals aren’t too happy about being left out of the loop. Tweaking Molly’s last nerve is the town’s most visible socialite, Naomi Hall-Benchley, who, for self-serving reasons, is hell-bent on setting up “Picky Molly Hacker” and she doesn’t care who she has to manipulate or hurt to do it. Just how far will she go? Molly Hacker Is Too Picky!” takes the reader on a yearlong romp through Molly’s mind and a joyride through her life. Her dating life, town secrets, a group of quirky, crazy characters, and Naomi’s machinations collide head-on at a holiday gala that will change the social landscape of Swansea forever. As the New Year rolls in, Molly gets earth-shattering news. Can she go on? Will life ever return to abnormal again?

Buy Link for all Lisette’s books 

Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle

Ebook edition available at all major etailers, including B&N, Apple, Kobo, etc.

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Inside Lisette Brodey’s Mind

What is your idea of perfect happiness? To be able to leave my worries by the wayside and spend time with people who are extraordinarily special to me.

What turns you on creatively? Stumbling on an idea and then being able to execute it with ease. I love the times when I can get into “the zone” and write for hours without feeling as though any time has passed. Nirvana.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? I probably use words like “the,” “and,” and “a” quite often.  Oh, and some four-letter words, too.

What quality do you most admire in a man/woman? When I think about the qualities I most admire in other people, I don’t necessarily separate them by gender. Here are some: integrity, a sense of humor, honesty, reliability, compassion for others, a love for animals, an open mind, and intelligence. Oh, and I like people who don’t litter.

What is your greatest regret? There are many things I wish I had done and even more I wish I had not done. Interestingly, most of these are in my distant past. For years, I thought about them, often beating myself up for allowing them to have happened or not happened. But I know that the tiniest things in life change our path. I know that the events of yesterday are the realities of today and the seeds that grow in our tomorrows.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would love a metabolism that worked at a greater speed!

What is your greatest fear? Losing the people I love.

Which living person do you most admire? There is no one person I most admire. I have infinite respect for people who work hard, people who help others, and people who make a difference.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Acting. I studied drama in college. I currently work as a background actor, study acting for the screen, and am a member of SAG-AFTRA.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Perhaps as a new and improved version of myself. Or a cat. =^..^=

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Still working on that!

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Narcissism.

What is your greatest extravagance? Can I answer this question after my ship comes in? For now: down pillows and sheets with high-thread counts.

What is one thing you want to do before you die? Achieve what has eluded me thus far.

What is your favorite music (genre/artist/album/song)? My favorite singer of all time is Marvin Gaye. That’s the easiest question of all to answer. But I do have quite an eclectic taste in music. R&B is my favorite, but I listen to pop, show, rock, jazz, and some classical.

What are some of your favorite curse words? If you were at my place when the smoke alarm (situated way too close to the bathroom) goes off when I take a shower, you would know. They’re pretty darn bad. I’m on a first-name basis with most curse words. In fact, we often have tea and crumpets together. I’ll just leave it at that.

What is your motto? Every day, plant as many miracle seeds as you can. You never know what might grow.

Lisette, it’s been wonderful to learn more about you as a person and an author.

Readers, I encourage you to connect to Lisette and find out more about her books.

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Connect with Lisette

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.

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25 responses to “Inside the Author’s Mind – Lisette Brodey

  1. What a great writer to pick for your interviews, Eden! Lisette, being in ‘The Zone’ is a feeling everyone should experience. What a place. You’re an interesting lady and Molly Hacker is too Picky sounds like a book I must read!

  2. An extraordinary woman. Lisette Brodey is my all time favourite fiction author. I have read all three of her outstanding books and cannot recommend them more highly.
    I read Molly Hacker is Too Picky! twice because once I had finished it, I felt I had packed up my bags and left my friends behind. It just didn’t seem right to leave them. Lisette’s Characters are very real and they do seem to become your friends. It is a gift she has with all her work. They become part of your world and if you want to read books that engulf you then you definitely NEED to read Lisette’s work.
    Thank you for a very interesting interview Eden. Great stuff!

    • Thank you, Lisa. It is always my aim to write very real people, and when that is recognized, it really makes me feel GREAT. I’ve no doubt my fellow authors feel the same way. Thank you for your support in every way. You rock!

  3. Great interview. Lisette is a wonderful lady. She is talented and creates characters in her books that are true to life. I love all three of her books, and like children, I can not pick a favorite!

  4. feelingfabulousdarling

    I love people who don’t litter! Nice interview.

    • Thank you so much! I love meeting people who don’t litter. I often take a bag with me on a walk and pick up other people’s litter. I did so earlier today. Makes me so sad and ANGRY that people do that.

  5. I love the motto. Something to live by. :)

  6. I love this kind of book! Molly Hacker sounds like she has a great tale to tell :) Best of luck with your publishing journey…I like your answers, too. Those traits definitely apply to both genders.

  7. Fabulous interview and a wonderful book!

  8. To everyone who took the time to read and comment, thanks so much for your support of Lisette and her books.
    eden

  9. stuartrossmccallum

    Hello Eden and Lisette:
    Thank you both for a wonderful, insightful, and witty post with one of the most talented people in the business. I have been a huge fan of Lisette’s powerful, character-driven storytelling since I excitedly read her first novel. Now having read all three, each with their unique and cleverly written story lines, I eagerly await her next great book.

    Thanks again,
    Ross

  10. wonderful interview Lisette! really enjoyed ..

  11. Fun and interesting interview all around! I laughed out loud about the section on curse words and the smoke alarm. My smoke alarm is next to the bathroom as well. LOL. Lisette, I think we could have a contest on the vilest and most disgusting curse words!
    Christa

  12. Thanks Elizabeth and Christa for dropping by to comment and support Lisette,
    eden

  13. Sounds like a fun book, Lisette! Great interview, you two!

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