Back Talk by Alex Richards takes a teen girl out of a small town and puts her in posh Manhattan brownstone with two sophisticated socialites. When Gemma comes to New York for an internship at a popular daytime talk show, she has no idea how much drama happens behind the scenes. As she learns about the city and its social scene from her roommates, she also deals with backstabbing and lies at her workplace and learns how to stand up for herself.
In a matter of days, Alex Richards will be a newlywed. In a matter of months, she will be a published author. While preparing for one live-changing event, she found the time to talk about another.
How long have you been writing
I've been writing YA novels since I was about 10, but back then I didn't have enough life experience to follow through with any of them. I've probably started 8 novels, but lost interest or focus. One time, I even left my half-finished manuscript on a plane, and it was gone forever! I'm still mad about that.
When I wrote the last sentence of Back Talk, I practically flew out of my chair. I was so excited to finally have a completed book. And then selling it -- fuggedaboutit.
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Talk with Alex Richards at her website + blog.
(1) Rom-com: romantic comedy