New Adult / Contemporary Romance

Life, Love, and Business in Hollywood

June 3, 2013
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Indie author Jessica Lave

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When her screenplay gets accepted to a local L.A. film festival, twenty-three-year-old Rylie Cates heads to Tinseltown, where she is thrust into the spotlight as her career takes off, in Jessica Lave‘s novel “Quiet on the Set.”

As Rylie struggles to live up to her newfound success, she meets the people who will become her friends, her guides to the city and the movie business, and ultimately, her “L.A. family.”

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Despite her best intentions, however, deciphering the politics surrounding her new career proves difficult, and Rylie unwittingly makes a few enemies on her path to success.

Confronted by scheming studio executives, philandering movie stars, and the perpetual lure of the bottle, Rylie relies on her new friendships to help her navigate life, love, and business in Hollywood.

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The Indie Author Life

Do readers demand a “happy ending”? Jessica Lave writes that her endings are less about fitting into some prefab mold and more about .. well, life:

My stories aren’t about a happy ending or an ideal picture. They’re about the good days and bad days that everybody has and how we get through them, with kind words, hugs, arguments, comedy, etc. When we learn how to better communicate with the people we care about, the people we are close to, that’s when we can get through anything.

I don’t like to limit myself as a writer. I love experimenting and testing my boundaries to find out what I enjoy, what I’m good at, and where the story takes me. As a result, I don’t really stick to a particular genre as a writer. One that I have repeated, and will probably repeat until I get my shit together (read: turn 30) is new adult. Most of my characters are in the same phase of their lives as I am, so new adult is a natural fit right now. Still, my stories will usually also incorporate another genre like contemporary romance or science fiction….

Needless to say, my writing is all across the board, which I think might make it a little difficult for the average reader to connect with all of my stories. Since I refuse to box myself into one genre or type of story, the best advice I can offer any potential readers of mine is to read what sounds interesting, skip the rest, and wait for the next one that strikes your fancy.

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6 Responses to Life, Love, and Business in Hollywood

  1. June 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for having me on to chat about Quiet on the Set! I had a lot of fun. Also, I’ll be checking in throughout the day to take any comments or questions, so feel free to post them here! Happy Monday, all!

  2. June 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Thank you for hosting today.

  3. Chelsea B.
    June 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    How very cool that was! Must have been a blast. Happy Monday to you, too!


    • June 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      I loved doing this interview! It’s a very difference experience having my voice recorded rather than just my words, but it was a lot of fun!

  4. Andra
    June 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Wow! Such a great interview! I almost never “hear” interviews :) This was a fun one!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    • June 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      I’ve never done an audio interview, so I was really nervous beforehand, but after we started talking, it was really easy. I can’t wait to do another one :)

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