Deborah Schwartz speaks with The Most Happy Reader about Woman on Top
The Most Happy Reader is honored to welcome Deborah Schwartz, author of Women on Top.
Why don’t we begin by getting to know you better? Would you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I grew up and have lived in New York most of my life. My two grown children are most precious to me and I just can't wait for grandchildren. I graduated from Tufts University and then obtained a Masters in History at Columbia University where my graduate thesis was on “Feminism in Eighteenth Century England.” My J.D.is from Boston University School of Law. After practicing healthcare law for 18 years, I spent a year writing 'Woman on Top'. And I did climb Kilimanjaro.
When did you decide to become a writer? Was writing always an aspiration of yours or did your life experiences compel you to become a writer?
I definitely felt compelled to write this book. And it wasn't until my children were out on their own and my career as an attorney ended that I could turn to writing. Writing was always an aspiration and my life experience did compel me.
I loved writing this book and can't wait to do another one.
What made you decide to sit down and actually begin writing?
Especially given that Woman on Top though fiction is based on your own life experiences. My life inspired the story in the book. After I finished working as an attorney I felt finally free to write the book. It is incredibly rewarding to hear back from women who have said that they can't get the story out of their heads.
They related to it and feel that they can use it in their lives. That's what inspired me to write it. There was a story in there that needed to be told.
Is Woman on Top your way of reminding women of their own ability to emerge “on top”?
Women need inspiration to come out on top and they need to find the strength within themselves. Women have told me that the book has really hit a nerve with them and they don't have to be involved with a wealthy man to feel that. The book is intended to reach out to all women through Kate's story to find their way up!
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Deborah many thanks again for taking the time to discuss your life, the writing process and your novel, Woman on Top, with The Most Happy Reader. I wish you every future.
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