Maria Murnane (Brooklyn, NY)
Bestselling author of Bridges: A Daphne White Novel
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ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s a piece of news Daphne never expected to hear: Her globe-trotting friend Skylar, who vowed never to get married, is engaged! Time to celebrate in Manhattan—Skylar’s treat; and,after years scaling the corporate ladder, she can more than afford it.
Daphne arrives in NYC with news of her own—the novel she’s finally finished appears to be going nowhere but the trash bin of every publishing house around. She’s devastated but plans to keep her disappointment under wraps, something that becomes trickier when she sees Skylar’s spectacular apartment. Could her life have been like this if she’d chosen a different path?
What Daphne doesn’t know is she’s not the only one with a secret. Skylar and their friend KC are also holding something back. As the trip unfolds, the truth about each woman emerges, along with tears. And laughter. And love.
The fun-loving trio readers fell for in Wait for the Rain is together once more. Here’s to the power of long-lasting female friendship!
- The power of female friendship and how it endures, into your 40s & beyond. Why women are better at this than men.
- Finding your life’s passion and work in your 40s
- Reunion season: women getting together with old friends for class reunions or girlfriend weekends
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A former PR executive who abandoned a successful career to pursue a more fulfilling life, Maria Murnane is the bestselling author of the Waverly Bryson series (which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly), as well as Katwalk, Wait for the Rain, and International Book Award winner Cassidy Lane. Maria spent a year playing semi-pro soccer in Argentina, during which time, she wrote Perfect on Paper. It was initially turned down by several major publishing houses. In an effort to prove them wrong, Maria self-published and implemented a creative, grassroots marketing campaign. Within a year, Perfect on Paper attracted the attention of senior executives at Amazon, who chose it out of more than 10,000 self-published titles for the company’s venture into traditional publishing. They offered Maria a contract, and a year later, Perfect on Paper reached #2 overall on Amazon!
Maria has been invited to speak to:the Harvard Women’s Leadership Conference, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the Baltimore Book Festival, the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, the Texas Conference for Women, and Temple University’s Fox School of Business. At her speaking engagements, Maria shares the “story behind the story,” an entertaining tale of courage, passion and perseverance that has inspired audiences across the country to follow their dreams. She’s been featured in Huffington Post, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Entrepreneur, Money, Shape, and PopSugar.
Maria was a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar at UC Berkeley, where she graduated with high honors in English and Spanish and was an Alumni Scholar. She also received a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University. She currently lives in New York City and plays soccer four times a week.
Wait for the Rain (February 24, 2015)
Katwalk (August 12, 2014)
Cassidy Lane (March 4, 2014)
Chocolate for Two: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson Book 4 (April 9, 2013)
Honey on Your Mind: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson Book 3 (July 24, 2012)
It’s a Waverly Life: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson Book 2 (November 8, 2011)
Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson Book 1 (February 9, 2010)