25 minutes | Jan 21, 2021

EP 172: Frank Talk With Novelist and Relauncher Laura Zigman : Part I (Part I of a two-part series)

Laura Zigman is the author of the recently released hit novel Separation Anxiety, her fifth. One of her earlier novels, Animal Husbandry, was made into the movie Someone Like You starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd, and another, Piece of Work, features a relaunching publicist as the main character. Laura has taken career breaks for her own health issue and for eldercare reasons, both of which she discusses. Laura’s frank commentary is a gift; she covers difficult topics ranging from feeling shame when she didn’t replicate her initial career success for a long time, to writer’s block and financial stress. She shares how ghostwriting was a skill she developed and used to smooth the income swings of a writing career (even published authors with multiple hit books can experience these income swings), and she does so with humor and a healthy dose of dog reverence. Laura Zigman website/book info: https://www.laurazigman.com/ To purchase Separation Anxiety: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062909077
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