Author Interview - Jamie Brenner
Author I draw inspiration from: I’m inspired by the authors I grew up reading in the 1970s and 1980s: I was influenced by writers like Norma Klein, who really delved into family drama. And then I had the big, sprawling, juicy sagas of authors like Judith Krantz and Jackie Collins. All of these writers shaped my storytelling.
Favorite place to read a book: In bed.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Whatever character happens to being carrying anti-anxiety medication.
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: When I read Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: Hardback
The last book I read: Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
Pen & paper or computer: A combination – when I get stuck, I move away from the computer and force myself to write on a legal pad.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Billy Ikehorn Orsini from Scruples
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: make-up artist
Favorite decade in fashion history: The 1950s. I love that full skirt, the tea-length dress. So elegant!
Place I’d most like to travel: Greece.
My signature drink: coffee
Favorite artist: Mark Rothko
Number one on my bucket list: Someday, I will find an exercise routine I can stick to J