Q&A with Rochelle Weinstein

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Happy Friday! Happy to be here to bring you a Q&A post today! Please help me by giving Rochelle a warm welcome to the blog.

·         When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 

It was the thrill of pencil in hand and the empty pages of a bound journal that called out to me as a child of seven or eight. Also a voracious reader, the combination of stories and magic and thoughts and feelings always excited me. I'm not sure I had a choice in the ultimate decision. Writing was a compulsion; my thoughts always turned into plots. Being a writer is who I am, not just what I do. 
·   How long does it take you to write a book? 

The first book took about a year. Book five took about 2 1/2 months.  It varies.

·   What is your work schedule like when you're writing? 

The kids leave for school and I'll sit down to work usually breaking around noon for some form of exercise--walking, yoga, Pilates--and then I return until they get home. I typically don't write on weekends unless I'm on serious deadline. #familyfirst

·   What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 

Well I've never had a cup of coffee in my life, and most writers can't type a word without it. My beverage of choice while writing is ice cold water, but what really keeps me going are Twizzlers. I can not write without a bag nearby.


“Gripping and poignant, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is that novel that you can’t stop reading, and then can’t stop thinking about afterwards. With vivid characters and an all too real storyline, the novel looks unflinchingly at the world of cyber sexual harassment and the devastating consequences that a few moments of stupidity can have for a teenager.  The novel forces us to examine our own judgements, and to look to empathy as we navigate our children through this harsh new world. A must read for any parent. I loved this book.”— bestselling author Sally Hepworth    

Consider this: in a matter of seconds, and at the touch of a button, your livelihood and your reputation could be destroyed. This chilling notion is a harsh reality for the millions who are victimized by online sexual harassment each year. With a staggering 47% of Americans impacted by this burgeoning epidemic, about 10 million of us – or one in 25 – have either been threatened or victimized with nonconsensual image sharing, according to the Data and Society Research Institute. When it comes to teenagers, this number jumps to an alarming 1 in 10 (bullyingstastics.org). 

These digital forms of assault – and the devastation left in their wake – are at the core of Somebody’s Daughter (Lake Union Publishing; April 17, 2018; 978-1503949256), a gripping new novel from USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinsteinwhich highlights the growing problem of teenagers oversharing and misunderstanding impact of social media.
Emma and Bobby Ross enjoy a charmed life on the shores of Miami Beach. A model family with a successful business, they enjoy a fulfilling marriage, and are respected members of their tight-knit community. They adore their twin daughters, Zoe and Lily.  
Then, on the night of the girls’ fifteenth birthday party, they learn – in a devastatingly public way – of Zoe’s mistake. When a private indiscretion with a classmate at a party goes viral, the entire Ross family is thrust into the center of a shocking public scandal.

Shattered by disgrace and judgment, and bent on retribution, the family struggles to recover from the fallout. But for Emma, the shame runs deeper. Her daughter’s reckless behavior has stirred memories of secrets she holds: secrets which have the power to ruin her marriage, her family, and her life.

Rochelle B. Weinstein is an author, speaker, and former entertainment industry executive. Her novels include What We Leave Behind, The Mourning AfterWhere We Fall, and Somebody’s Daughter. She recently completed her fifth novel, This Is Not How It Ends, an epic love story set in the Florida Keys. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and twin sons. 

For more information, contact me 917-327-2103 or Ann-Marie Nieves at 914-461-4360/am@getredpr.com. Visit http://www.rochelleweinstein.com/.


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