Chincoteague, Virginia (PressExposure) May 28, 2009 -- Join Wendy Wax as she tours the blogosphere in June â09 to celebrate the release of her new womenâs fiction novel, The Accidental Bestseller (Berkley Books).
âThe names have been changed to protect the innocent,â jokes novelist Wendy Wax about her new book The Accidental Bestseller. âItâs not a roman a clef, but I admit that parts of it are somewhat autobiographical. A few people may think they recognize themselves, but the real life experiences at its core are actually compilations of my own and other authorsâ agonies, ecstasies and observations.â
The novel centers on a writer who, with her editor gone and her sales in a slump, discovers how merciless the business of book publishing can be. With the help of three writer friends, whose own successes range from modest sales to international renown, she faces daunting personal and professional setbacks as she struggles to pursue her dream. Wendy notes âIâve intensified the difficulties, thrown in an empty nest, a cheating husband and taken a whole boatload of liberties, but I still see the story as a realistic look at the challenges confronting many published authors.â
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Wendy has come a long way since her days at Sunshine Elementary School. As a child she read voraciously, was a regular at her local library, and became fast friends with Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables. Her love affairs with language and storytelling paid off beginning with her first shift at the campus radio station while studying journalism at the University of Georgia.
After returning to her home state and graduating from the University of South Florida she worked for the Tampa PBS affiliate, WEDU-TV, behind and in front of the camera. Her resume includes on air work, voiceovers and production of a variety of commercial projects and several feature films. She may be best known in the Tampa Bay area as the host of Desperate & Dateless, a radio matchmaking program that aired on WDAE radio, and nationally as host of The Home Front, a magazine format show that aired on PBS affiliates across the country.
The mother of a toddler and an infant when she decided to change careers, she admits it was not the best timing in terms of productivity. âIâm still not certain why I felt so compelled to write my first novel at that particular time,â she says, âbut that first book took forever.â Since then sheâs written six more books, including Single in Suburbia and THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER. Her work has been sold to publishers in ten countries and to the Rhapsody Book Club. Her novel, Hostile Makeover, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine.
Wendy lives with her husband John and her baseball-crazy teenage sons in the Atlanta suburbs where she spends most of her non-writing time on baseball fields or driving to them. She continues to devour books and is busy producing Accidental Radio, a new feature on her web site at http://www.authorwendywax.com.
âIâm thrilled to be representing Wendy on her virtual book tour in June,â says Dorothy Thompson, CEO and Founder of Pump Up Your Book Promotion. âI wish her luck and hope everyone will follow her tour to find out more about this talented and gifted lady.â
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