‘5 Questions’ Interview With Suzanne Tyrpak! @SuzanneTyrpak
Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Suzanne Tyrpak to the blog as part of the ‘5 Questions’ with authors interview series!
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Describe your book Rosy: A Novel in ten words or less
Rosy (Dreams can become Nightmares) – Dark coming-of-age in 1970s Manhattan.
Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?
I used to be an actress and a Go-Go dancer, so the story began to germinate years ago. The 1970s were filled with music, sex, drugs, and general insanity–a great setting for a story.
I wrote the first draft of the book about fifteen years ago. It’s grown along with me and contains many levels.
Which of your characters (in this book) is closest to your heart and why?
I’m very close to the protagonist, Sarah, aka Rosy. She’s funny, kind, and makes terrible choices–her rose-colored glasses get progressively darker as the story unfolds.
I also have a soft spot for John, the homeless veteran who spends most of his consciousness in angelic realms. I enjoyed his quirky views.
Do you have a day job? If yes, tell us about it and how did that affect your writing / publishing process?
I work for Frontier Airlines. This allows me to travel, and gives me a great platform for studying characters!
Tell us about an upcoming book or project you’re excited about
Rosy was out in time for Thanksgiving. The book has been a long time coming, and I’m very excited about it. Each chapter is named for a song, and the songs are linked to MP3 downloads which will be fun and interactive.
Here’s a description:
Small town girl, Sarah, dreams of finding love and fame in New York City, but following her dreams leads to a downward slide into the insanity of the late 1970s: nightclubs, sex, drugs, and violence ὰ la Magic Mike.
Desperate to dig herself out of debt, Sarah becomes pole dancer, Rosy Dreams. But the more money she makes, the darker her nightmare becomes as she sinks into a world where no one can be trusted—especially the men who claim to adore her.
As Sarah slips deeper into the underworld, she questions not only her dreams, but her sanity. She battles demons—imagined and real—fighting to survive the city’s brutality, fighting for her dreams, and ultimately fighting for her life.
Bonus Question! Fill in the blank: If you like ___, you’ll probably like my book too!
If you like the movie Magic Mike, you’ll probably enjoy Rosy.
Rosy: A Novel is available on Amazon (Kindle). Note that this is classified under New Adult and features adult themes: sex, drugs, language.
Check out Suzanne Tyrpak’s Amazon author page for more info and browse through her other books!
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