About Marilyn Simon Rothstein: Marilyn is the author of Lift and Separate and Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. She is the winner of the Star Award presented by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association for Outstanding Debut. She joins me today to talk about her third novel, Crazy to Leave You.

She graduated from New York University with a degree in Journalism, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, and owned an advertising agency for over twenty-five years.

Marilyn holds an MA in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and an MA in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut. She enjoys giving talks at book festivals and community events.

In this episode, Mike and Marilyn discuss: 

  • Marilyn’s journey towards writing her first book
  • Why marketing your book is so important
  • Marilyn’s new book book, Crazy to Leave You
  • How Marilyn used her sense of humor to her advantage

Key Takeaways: 

  • Every writer will face rejection at some point in their career, but can’t give up. Someone will find value in your story and timing is everything.
  • Writing is the fun part, but books have to be marketed, promoted, and distributed. Marilyn’s career in advertising gave her a leg up when it came time for her books to hit the shelves.
  • Everything happens for a reason. Things will not go as planned, but keep in mind that you are simply being prepared for something bigger and better. Don’t let rejection impact your sense of self esteem. Writers have to persevere through setbacks.
  • Comedy has the ability to heal us. Writers must embrace their sense of humor. Those with a good sense of humor have the power to change people’s lives.

“Take it easy, it’s gonna be alright.” – Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Connect with Marilyn Simon Rothstein:

Website: https://www.marilynsimonrothstein.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=552642036


Twitter: https://twitter.com/nounsandverbs1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marilynsimonrothstein/

Email: nounsandverbs1@gmail.com

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