Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Book Tour + #Giveaway: Glamor Girl by Vera Jane Cook @verajanecook @RABTBookTours

Historical Fiction

Date Published: 10-06-2021

Publisher: Indies United

Escaping from her childhood, Sheela, flees her aunt's motel where she is forced to work as a cleaning maid and provide ‘favors’ for wealthy guests and winds up in Miami in Kit Malone's fancy brothel. Beautiful and stately, Sheela becomes a high-class prostitute, a millionaire’s mistress and a Billy Rose showgirl. When she meets the love of her life in Manhattan, the charming but naïve Julius Clark, life blossoms into something both frightening and titillating. But when Sheela gives birth to her daughter, Fanny, it is this shadowy and stormy relationship that alters the course of both of their destinies and defines their future.

Interview with Vera Jane Cook

    For those interested in exploring the subject or theme of your book, where should they start?

    By understanding life in the 1930s. Definitely the mafia and their many interests and also crossdressing.

    How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

    This book was based on the life of someone very close to me.

    What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them? 

    I think I got it, I just wanted to tell a story with a bit of truth to it. 

    Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

    I enjoyed writing this book, I hope my readers enjoy the story.

    What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

    Getting into the attitude of the 30s.

    Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

    I have several books coming out, six to be exact, one of them is fantasy and two are southern fiction, the rest are women’s fiction.

    How long have you been writing?

    Twenty-five years

    Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Glamor Girl?

    Sheela is a survivor at all costs, she’s very shrewd. Julius is naïve and quite innocent, a romantic. Jack means well but is entirely eccentric. Alice is wise.

    If you could spend the day with one of the characters from Glamor Girl who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go and what you would do.

    I’d spend the day with Sheela, and we would go to dinner and drink and laugh and tell each other outrageous stories and we’d laugh like there was no tomorrow. I chose Sheela because she’s based on my mother.

About the Author

Vera Jane Cook was born in New York City and has been a city girl ever since. As an only child, she turned to reading novels at an early age and was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of authors. Before Jane became a writer, she worked in the professional theatre and appeared on television, in regional theatre, film and off Broadway.

At the age of fifty Jane began to write novels. Some of her titles include Dancing Backward in Paradise, winner of an Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence and an Indie Excellence Award for notable new fiction, 2007. The Story of Sassy Sweetwater and Dancing Backward in Paradise received 5 Star ForeWord Clarion Reviews and The Story of Sassy Sweetwater was named a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. She has published in ESL Magazine, Christopher Street Magazine and has written early childhood curriculum for Weekly Reader and McGraw Hill.

Jane still lives on the upper west side of Manhattan right near Riverside Park where she takes her delightful dogs for a jog, Peanut and Carly. She comes home to her spouse of thirty years and her two cats, Sassy and Sweetie Pie.

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bn100 said...

nice interview

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