Winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for Comedy, Five-Star FLEECING pokes fun at high-end luxury hotels through the eyes of an unlikely heroine, Linda Lane. No one’s immune in this scathing satire: from senior hotel staff to paparazzi to guests where true tales from the crypt are exposed in this rollicking adventure.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Keeping comedy fresh and funny is the utmost challenge. Although I was challenged, actually sorely tested, for 30 years on Wall Street writing financial analysis based on annual reports aka science fiction.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
The proof of the pudding is in the rewrites, revisions and edits even if you have to throw out 3/4s of what you write. Whatever doesn’t kill you will make the work better.
Formerly a commercial banker, Ms. Stone fulfilled a lifelong ambition by publishing “Five-Star FLEECING,” receiving awards and critical acclaim. Since then, she published a comedy series of ebooks about online dating, a few very strange smaller publications and did a lot of things that she regrets. April 2012, she started KISS-keepitsimpleschmuck.blogspot.com, becoming a top comedy blogs with over 23,000 readers as of March 2013. The vlog version of her blog is soon to come out. Stay posted.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
What initially started as a complaint letter to senior management at a luxury hotel ended up in a 300 plus page manuscript ten years later. Something tells me I was on the right track as the hotel is no longer.