Sylvie Fox will read from her novel Don’t Judge Me.
So far, Raphael Augustine’s ten year career as a comedian consists of a lot of ones: one night gigs, one night stands, and one night in jail. But he’s committed to inking a successful TV deal, nonetheless. He’s not looking for a relationship and certainly doesn’t expect to have his briefs tied in a knot by a prim and proper woman from Connecticut.
There’s not much to laugh about in Daisy Fletcher’s life. She never thought an Ivy League degree would land her work as an adult webmaster. Years later, fake chat room dates are her only companions, and a failing business her reward. Her father always told her men only want one thing. By selling that one thing to virtual customers, she’s lost faith in the opposite sex.
After Daisy catches Raphael’s shirt during a striptease at a gay bar, she’s tempted. Can a rakish comic change Daisy’s ideas about love and fortune?
Sylvie Fox’s characters have much more interesting lives she does. They are far more daring, never have bad weather, and drive nicer cars. But, if you’re interested in the formative years of this author, here goes.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York during the 1970s. Her parents were divorced soon thereafter – and she spent many of her childhood years riding in cars or cabs across Brooklyn and Queens. After high school, she went to Smith College where she earned a degree in English Language & Literature. Which means that her parents paid a pretty penny for her to read all day in her pajamas. Then she went to law school at Cornell. To this day, she’s not sure why she did that. The good news is that she met her husband there.
She doesn’t know which she quit more times, writing or the law. After law school, she wrote for various newspapers in and around Cleveland, Ohio. She also took and passed the bar. She quit writing to practice law. For about five years, she represented abused children, divorcing spouses, and criminal defendants. After all that stress, writing seemed like a breeze. She quit practicing law and moved out to sunny Los Angeles. She wrote one book, got an agent and couldn’t sell it, then took and passed another bar. For another five years she practiced corporate and real estate law. Nearly bored to death, she quit the law again, wrote two more books, which sold. www.sylviefox.com