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Wendy Wax: The Break-Up Book Club

Bookreporter Talks To

Wendy Wax joins Carol Fitzgerald to talk about her latest novel, The Break-Up Book Club, a Bookreporter Bets On selection. Wendy is known for writing character-driven novels; she jokes during the interview that there are times she wishes she could skip plot and conflict and just write characters. The Break-Up Book Club is a briskly-paced story about a group of very different people that come together to share their love of reading and discuss books at a bookstore. There's the sports agent and single mother, the empty nester, the fiancé dealing with her high school sweetheart's cold feet, and the woman caught up in both husband and mother-in-law drama. During their book group discussions, they each share personal experiences and come to support one another. “What happens at book club stays at book club.” Wendy talks to Carol about her personal journey writing this book, and how she struggled during the editing process with one particular character. She talks about what makes a book enjoyable, as well as what it means for people to love different things in fiction and how that can be brought to the conversation in book clubs. Anyone in a book group will enjoy getting to know members of The Break-Up Book Club. Discussed in This Episode: The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax More Bookreporter Talks To: The Last Green Valley: https://youtu.be/jrZQAZ_rChQ The Last Thing He Told Me: https://youtu.be/mK0ISnXjbhY The Plot: https://youtu.be/OV_ORMNT8W0 Check out our other videos: Bookaccino Book Club with Kim Michele Richardson: https://youtu.be/Y5R70-w0AVg Bookaccino Book Club with William Kent Krueger: https://youtu.be/dX-mHWLmv5k Sign up for the weekly Bookreporter.com newsletter here: http://tbrnetwork.com/newsletters/bookreporter-weekly-newsletter-subscribe FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookreporter Website: https://www.bookreporter.com

1hr 1min

3 Jun 2021

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The Break-Up Book Club with Wendy Wax

Moments with Marianne

Breakups, like #bookclubs, come in many shapes and sizes and can take us on unexpected journeys as four women discover in this funny and heartwarming exploration of friendship from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road and My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding.Tune in for #MomentswithMarianne show with special guest Wendy Wax as we discuss her new #novel The Break-Up Book Club. Wendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of sixteen novels and two novellas, including My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding, Best Beach Ever, One Good Thing, Sunshine Beach, A Week at the Lake, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, The House on Mermaid Point, Ocean Beach, and Ten Beach Road. The mother of two grown sons, she has left the suburbs of Atlanta for an in-town high-rise, that is eerily similar to the fictional high-rise she created in her 2013 release, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. https://authorwendywax.com

30mins

14 May 2021

Similar People

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Perspectives S30/Ep29: Summer reading with Wendy Wax

Perspectives with Condace Pressley

Imagine having the perfect dress—THE DRESS—to wear down the aisle on your wedding day. There’s just one little problem: your ex-best friend wore it first—to marry your ex-boyfriend. That’s the premise behind MY EX-BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING—a heartwarming and humorous novel about friendship, family, forgiveness, and a certain special white dress that brings them all together. Just in time for wedding season, Wax weaves a captivating story enriched with relatable and complicated heroines that leaves you feeling as though you’ve spent quality time with a dear friend.

24mins

12 Aug 2019

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Wendy Wax and BEST BEACH EVER

Wine Women & Writing

USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax is heralded for her contemporary women's fiction exploring friendship, loyalty, self-discovery and the seemingly insurmountable challenges life sometimes presents. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wendy grew up on St. Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico. Appropriately enough, Wendy attended Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil. Not surprisingly, some of her favorite Florida beaches were destined to become settings for her bestselling fiction, including her "Ten Beach Road" novels, TEN BEACH ROAD, OCEAN BEACH, THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT, SUNSHINE BEACH, ONE GOOD THING, and BEST BEACH EVER. Wendy's writing has been highly praised. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says she "writes with breezy wit and keen insight into family relations." Her books have been featured in national publications such as USA Today, Ladies Home Journal and Woman's World, and at online book sites such as On a Clear Day I Can Read Forever, Luxury Reading, Book Reporter, Night Owl Reviews and Fresh Fiction. Wendy loves to hear from her readers! You can reach her at wendy@authorwendywax.com. Despite their hopes for smooth sailing, the ladies of Ten Beach Road confront choppy seas in this novel in the bestselling series. Forced to rent out or lose their beloved Bella Flora after the loss of their renovation-turned-reality-TV show Do Over, Maddie, Nikki, Avery, Kyra, and Bitsy move into cottages at the Sunshine Hotel and Beach Club believing the worst is over. Only to discover just how uncertain their futures really are. Maddie struggles with the challenges of dating a rock star whose career has come roaring back to life while Nikki faces the daunting realities of mothering twins at forty-seven. Avery buries herself in a tiny home build in an attempt to dodge commitment issues, and Kyra battles to protect her son from the Hollywood world she once dreamed of joining. And Bitsy is about to find out whether the rewards of seeking revenge will outweigh the risks. Luckily, when the going gets tough, the ladies of Ten Beach Road know that their friendship--tried and tested--can chase away the darkest clouds and let the sun shine in... Follow Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Author and Wine Women & Writing Radio, at pamelafaganhutchins.com, for more real women, kicking ass and writing books. This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. authorsontheair.com.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wine-women-writing/support

25mins

6 Jun 2019

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Women's Fiction author Wendy Wax on writing and life on Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air host Pam Stack is delighted to welcome Wendy Wax to the studio.  Wendy was one of Pam's first guests when she created Author on the Air in 2012.   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax “writes with breezy wit and keen insight.” Her contemporary women’s fiction explores family, friendship and self-discovery and has been compared to that of Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, and Mary Alice Monroe. My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding, released May 14, 2019.    Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.  Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven.  Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm. Listen to this podcast on Soundcloud.com/authorsontheair or on your favorite podcast app.

32mins

30 May 2019

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Chapter 109: Wendy Wax & Wayne Coffey

WCBS Author Talks

We welcome the warmer weather this week with a couple of sure signs of summer -- beach reads and baseball.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

29 May 2019

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Best-selling author WENDY WAX on women's fiction on Authors on the Air

Authors On The Air Radio

Authors on the Air host Pam Stack is delightful to welcome Wendy Wax to the studio.  Wendy was one of Pam's first guests when she created Author on the Air in 2012.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax “writes with breezy wit and keen insight.” Her contemporary women’s fiction explores family, friendship and self-discovery and has been compared to that of Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, and Mary Alice Monroe.My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding, released May 14, 2019.    Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.  Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven. Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm.Listen to this podcast on Soundcloud.com/authorsontheair or on your favorite podcast app.

33mins

15 May 2019

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USAT Bestseller Wendy Wax and BEST BEACH EVER

Authors on the Air

USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax is heralded for her contemporary women's fiction exploring friendship, loyalty, self-discovery and the seemingly insurmountable challenges life sometimes presents. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wendy grew up on St. Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico. Appropriately enough, Wendy attended Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil. Not surprisingly, some of her favorite Florida beaches were destined to become settings for her bestselling fiction, including her "Ten Beach Road" novels, TEN BEACH ROAD, OCEAN BEACH, THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT, SUNSHINE BEACH, ONE GOOD THING, and BEST BEACH EVER. Wendy's writing has been highly praised. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says she "writes with breezy wit and keen insight into family relations." Her books have been featured in national publications such as USA Today, Ladies Home Journal and Woman's World, and at online book sites such as On a Clear Day I Can Read Forever, Luxury Reading, Book Reporter, Night Owl Reviews and Fresh Fiction. Wendy loves to hear from her readers! You can reach her at wendy@authorwendywax.com.Despite their hopes for smooth sailing, the ladies of Ten Beach Road confront choppy seas in this novel in the bestselling series.Forced to rent out or lose their beloved Bella Flora after the loss of their renovation-turned-reality-TV show Do Over, Maddie, Nikki, Avery, Kyra, and Bitsy move into cottages at the Sunshine Hotel and Beach Club believing the worst is over. Only to discover just how uncertain their futures really are. Maddie struggles with the challenges of dating a rock star whose career has come roaring back to life while Nikki faces the daunting realities of mothering twins at forty-seven. Avery buries herself in a tiny home build in an attempt to dodge commitment issues, and Kyra battles to protect her son from the Hollywood world she once dreamed of joining. And Bitsy is about to find out whether the rewards of seeking revenge will outweigh the risks. Luckily, when the going gets tough, the ladies of Ten Beach Road know that their friendship--tried and tested--can chase away the darkest clouds and let the sun shine in...Follow Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Author and Wine Women & Writing Radio, at http://pamelafaganhutchins.com, for more real women, kicking ass and writing books.This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. http://authorsontheair.com.

25mins

5 Oct 2018

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Reading Cove Podcast Episode #18 - Discussing MAGNOLIA WEDNESDAYS by Wendy Wax

Reading Cove's Podcast

In episode #18, Millenia, Monica and Roberta discuss the June 2012 Cove pick, MAGNOLIA WENDESDAYS by Wendy Wax (139th). For more information about our online book club, visit us on the web: http://www.thereadingcove.com

28mins

7 Jul 2012

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Better World Books Podcast: Wendy Wax

Better World Books » Podcast Feed

I met Wendy Wax, author of Magnolia Wednesdays and The Accidental Bestseller several years ago through work and we became friends.  Good friends.  The kind of friends that know each others families and drink wine together whenever possible. So, reading a book by a friend has an interesting quality to it, as does interviewing them.  When reading, I think “Hmmm.  That living room she is describing sounds a lot like her living room” or better yet ” I think I might know who she based that character on!”.  While interviewing Wendy I struggled not to lapse into our usual chit chat about the struggles of the day – and I didn’t jump in to admit that indeed I was the friend who went ballroom dancing with her in the name of research. But in the name of sharing, I thought you should know.  And I also think you should know that all biases of friendship aside, the books is a page turner.  You’ll want to know what happens next.  It’s a story about women and the struggles we face at various places in our lives.  It’s also a story of secrets and lies which Wendy explains in the interview. And most of all Magnolia Wednesdays contains plenty of Wendy’s trademark humor which is aimed squarely at suburbia. Let’s face it, any book that starts with someone getting shot in the butt is bound to make you laugh and want to keep on reading. Enjoy the interview, and click here to check out the rest of the great authors talking about their books on our podcast! — Dana

20mins

3 Mar 2010