When it comes to fiction, there’s nothing like curling up with a good book. I’m able to shut off my active brain, push everything else aside for a little while and enjoy a great story. Recently, I did that with the On Fire Island by Jane L Rosen; it was the perfect end of summer weekend read. 

Jane’s writing comes from her own personal experience as a wife, mom, sister, daughter and friend. Her stories, while fiction, are inspired by her own life — sometimes to the displeasure of others (you’ll have to hear that story). And Jane shares the major twist her own career took when she decided to put pen to paper for her first of five novels. Seriously, like wow. ​

In this episode, we talk about the themes in her latest book and how we as grown-ass women can learn and grow by having the courage to open ourselves up to new ideas. PS: If writing a book has been on your bucket list, listen until the end. Jane gives some great no-nonsense advice on how to get started.

About: 

Jane L. Rosen is an author, screenwriter, and Huffington Post contributor. She lives in New York City and Fire Island with her husband and three daughters. She is the author of Nine Women, One Dress, Eliza Starts a Rumor, A Shoe Story and On Fire Island.

Connect with Jane at JaneLRosen.com or on Instagram.

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Mentioned in this episode:

Dorot

Zibby Media

Gotham Writers Workshop

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