In August of 2014 Brooke Williams came on here to share her Path to Publication story (CLICK HERE to read her story) and now she’s back with news of her latest book! Congratulations, Brooke!
Danica Bennett isn’t sure what she hates more…her job or the fact that she’s good at it. As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star. When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one being photographed. Add that to the fact that she’s falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.
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She wasn’t sure what bothered her more…what she did for a living or the fact that she was good at it.
As she bent over her last creation, she wondered how it would affect their lives. That was just it…her occupation affected people. And not always in the way she hoped.
It certainly wasn’t what she’d planned to do with her life. But at that point, it was as close as she could get. She had to eat. The cost of living rose every year. With any luck, she would get her foot in the right door eventually. Until then, she had to do what was necessary.
She placed the photograph into a cardboard envelope to keep it safe. It was a good thing she remained anonymous. No one would even think about allowing her near them if they knew who she really was. Her set up worked well for the time being. She mailed her work to her agent and her agent distributed it to the interested parties. The checks made their way back to her with her agent’s name on the header.
One day she hoped to be a real artist. All it took was one picture. A print she could put her name on with pride. Then, everyone would notice her work. She would be the photographer she wanted to be. She’d stand tall when she cashed her checks. No more cloaks and daggers or hiding out. No more anonymity.
Until that day arrived, she would have to go by the nickname the tabloids gave her. They called her the Mamarazzi. They knew she was a woman, but that was it. Mystery surrounded her work, and as long as she delivered the goods, her pictures remained the center focus. She was one of the best paparazzi on the streets. She got the picture the magazines all wanted every time.
She hoped the demand for her work continued. She liked having what everyone wanted. She’d keep her fingers crossed that she could change the overall job title someday. She held onto optimism.
As she wrote her agent’s name in block letters on the outside of the envelope, she shuddered. Thank goodness she wasn’t in the photo within. But she had to eat. She’d make up for it. Someday. Somehow. She would go back and do good things for each celebrity she hurt. It was her solemn promise. And the only way she could sleep at night.
About the Author
Brooke Williams writes in a sleep-deprived state while her daughters nap. Her romantic comedy is best read in the same state. Brooke has twelve years of radio in her background, both behind the scenes and on the air. She was also a television traffic reporter for a short time despite the fact that she could care less about hair and make-up. Today, Brooke stays at home with her daughters and works as a freelance writer for a variety of companies. When she isn’t working for paying clients, she makes things up, which results in books like “Accept this Dandelion.” Brooke is also the author of “Accept this Dandelion,” “Wrong Place, Right Time,” “Someone Always Loved You,” “Beyond the Bars.” She plans to continue the Dandelion story into a series and looks forward to her first children’s book release “Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut” in June 2016. Brooke and her husband Sean have been married since 2002 and have two beautiful daughters, Kaelyn (5) and Sadie (nearly 2).
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Note from the Author on the book’s inspiration:
I’ve always been fascinated by the Hollywood life and the idea that “they” are different from “us.” The idea for Mamarazzi has been with me for a long time. I’m not even exactly sure when I came up with it, but in college, I had a screenwriting class and I had to write a portion of a screenplay. I wrote “Paparazzi,” which was the same general idea only with a male lead character. When I began writing romantic comedy, the idea came back to me and I decided to chance the main character to a female and call it “Mamarazzi.” I even had a naming contest so that facebook fans and blog readers could name the characters in the book. Every character in the novel is reader named and approved! Overall, I wanted to examine what happens when you take someone from one side of the fence and plop them on the other side. In the end, famous or not, we’re all just people. And in this book, they all have secrets…
And next from Brooke Williams….
“Dandelions on the Road”
releases November 5, 2015… pre-order today by clicking below