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Book Title: Claudia's Big Break|
The author of the book: Lisa Heidke
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 477 KB
Edition: Allen Unwin
Date of issue: April 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781742374918
Read full description of the books Claudia's Big Break:Claudia Taylor's life is a mess. Her twenties and thirties seem to have disappeared in a haze of boring office jobs, unsuitable shags, and superficial spending. Her latest disaster? An ill-advised fling. In an attempt to get some perspective on her life, Claudia jets off to glorious Santorini with her two best friends, Tara and Sophie. But it's not long before they're shaking their heads at some of Claudia's shenanigans. Meanwhile, Sophie and Tara are wrestling with their own issues. Sophie, a former high-flying career woman, is struggling with being a stay-at-home mother and her husband's nasty ex-wife. Tara is sick of her dead-end job and trying to write a novel. Claudia's Big Break is an hilarious novel about friendship, romance, laughter, and loyalty. It's also about three woman taking stock of their lives—with a bit of drunken karaoke thrown in to the mix. For Claudia and her friends, life will never be the same after their much-needed holiday in paradise.
Read information about the authorAfter growing up in Brisbane, I ran away to Sydney, via London, and worked in book and magazine publishing. After many years living in the inner west, I was surprised one morning to wake up and find myself married with three children and living on the North Shore.
I’m not one of those people who’ve always wanted to write a novel...okay, I am one of those people. But it wasn’t until a few years ago I seriously challenged myself to do something about it. In fact, it was during an alcohol fuelled New Year’s Eve party where friends had been discussing the merits of a newly published novel.
‘I could write that,’ I blurted to anyone who’d listen. I’ve long forgotten the title of the book from that night, but the idea of writing my own novel, quickly became my New Year’s resolution. The next morning my husband poked me in the ribs, force fed me two Nurofen + and pointed me in the direction of the computer. I also have a vague recollection of him quietly sniggering.
I thought it would be easy. Why not? I had some ideas, so set myself up with several ‘how to’ books, a corner of an overcrowded spare room I could call my own - and was filled with great enthusiasm—confident that at the following New Year’s Eve do, I’d be one of the very few who’d managed to keep their resolution. I'd have written my first novel and would be well on my way to publication.
In my dreams!
That was seven long years ago.
Along the way, ‘This Wife’s Life’ was short listed for the Varuna/HarperCollins Manuscript Awards in 2005, and then in 2006, ‘Lucy Springer’s Story’ was short listed. With a hell of a lot more writing, rewriting, editing, and several buckets of tears, ‘Lucy Springer’s Story’ morphed into what is now ‘Lucy Springer Gets Even'.
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