Author Spotlight: Brenda Janowitz

Brenda Janowitz official headshotBrenda Janowitz stopped by Monday for an interview about her newest book, Recipe for a Happy Life. Today she reveals her #literarycrush, #literaryconfessions, and which Hollywood actress she’d like to play the role of Brenda if her life was made into a movie!


Author Spotlight: Brenda Janowitz

Who are some of your favorite authors?

-I love books by Elinor Lipman, Emily Giffin, Julie Buxbaum, Jennifer Weiner, and Allison Winn Scotch, so those were the authors who served as my inspiration as I wrote.  I hope that readers will find the warmth, truth and laughter that are the hallmarks of these authors in my book as well.


What book (or books!) will you always make room for on your shelf?

-The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird.  The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman.


If your life was made into a movie- what Hollywood actress do you wish to portray you in the movie?

-What a fun question!  I absolutely love Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Garner.


Do you have any #literaryconfessions?

-I must confess, I didn’t love Fifty Shades of Grey like everyone else did!  I remember the week I heard about the book—two different friends were raving about it.  I immediately downloaded it, but I have to say: I don’t get it?  What was so desirable about that relationship?!  Clearly I missed something.


Do you have a #literarycrush? 

-I always really loved Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind (I read the book after I saw the movie, so did I even have a chance after falling for Clark Gable?!).  See, I really do love the bad boys.  All of which makes the Fifty Shades of Grey thing even more perplexing.


If you could pick a best friend from a book- who would you pick? And why?

-I absolutely LOVE Bridget Jones!  Can I be friends with her?!  She is hilarious, a ton of fun, and at the end of the day, really cares about her friends and family.  Isn’t that what life’s all about?  Friends and family.


Brenda- tell us what your idea of a perfect day is.

-There are so many ways to answer this one!  I think as a mom I should say something like: with my husband and children, blah, blah, blah.  But let’s face it—I’m a mom, I work… the perfect day is one spent at a spa!  Preferably with a glass of proseco!

*Special thanks to Brenda Janowitz for this author spotlight!

For more information about Brenda, please check out her website. Be sure and check out my interview with Brenda for a chance to win a copy of Recipe for a Happy Life!

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