Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The First Husband by Laura Dave

Welcome to author Laura Dave

Laura Dave, is the author of several acclaimed novels, including “The First Husband,” which was recently released in paperback. A New York Native, she now lives with her husband in Los Angeles.

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cookies and Cream
2. Pet Peeves?
People who are mean
3. Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms every time.
4. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
We all want to know whether we are making smart choices, especially when it comes to love.
5. What inspired you to want to become a writer?
My love of reading.
6. Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Just about every time I go to a book club and get to sit around with readers who have connected to one of my novels.
7. What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Be devoted to your writing time. It can be two hours a day – or two hours a week. Just keep it sacred.
8. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Where I’m living. (Los Angeles, CA.) I would just move some of my favorite people closer.
9. When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
a writer! always, always. (Except for the brief period where I wanted to be Madonna!)
10. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I was living in New York and I was beyond broke! So the way I celebrated was I picked up Chinese food — and I got an egg roll as well an entree. It was a major splurge.
11. Favorite places to travel?
A road trip with my husband: up or down the west coast.
12. Favorite smell?
A campfire.
13. Text or Talk?
Talk. I often don’t respond to texts.
14. Favorite quote from a movie?
“All I’m saying is that somewhere out there is the man you are supposed to marry. And if you don’t get him first, somebody else will, and you’ll have to spend the rest of your life knowing that somebody else is married to your husband. – When Harry Met Sally
15. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I love a heist movie.
The First Husband

A savvy, page-turning novel about a woman torn between her husband and the man she thought she’d marry. 
Annie Adams is days away from her thirty-second birthday and thinks she has finally found some happiness. She visits the world’s most interesting places for her syndicated travel column and she’s happily cohabiting with her movie director boyfriend Nick in Los Angeles. But when Nick comes home from a meeting with his therapist (aka “futures counselor”) and announces that he’s taking a break from their relationship so he can pursue a woman from his past, the place Annie had come to call home is shattered. Reeling, Annie stumbles into her neighborhood bar and finds Griffin-a grounded, charming chef who seems to be everything Annie didn’t know she was looking for. Within three months, Griffin is Annie’s husband and Annie finds herself trying to restart her life in rural Massachusetts.
A wry observer of modern love, Laura Dave “steers clear of easy answers to explore the romantic choices we make” (USA Today). Her third novel is packed with humor, empathy, and psychological insight about the power of love and home.

Giveaway Details: 
1 copy of The First Husband
Open to US only
Ends 6/11/12

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