for a lively and provocative expert on runaway brides, Martha
Stewart, reality television, baby boomers, or single people
in America? Jan welcomes the opportunity to serve as a source
on these and other topics.
arrange an interview, please use the e-mail address on the
contact page of this site or get in touch with
1935 Brookdale Rd.
Naperville, ILL 60563
may want to explore these topics or questions in your interview:
Your novel The Accidental Bride was about a young woman
who decides at the last minute that she doesnt want
to go through with a lavish wedding. Why did you write about
a runaway bride? Was your novel based on real life?
Youve said that you think more brides should run away
from their weddings. Are you serious? Why?
Youve also said that many celebrity brides should have
run away from their weddingsfor example, that Carmen
Electra should have bailed out of her wedding to Dennis Rodman
and Jennifer Lopez should have bailed out of more than one
wedding. What other famous brides should have walked away
from the altar?
The average American wedding costs about $22,000. How do you
think this price tag (and all the planning that goes with
it) affects brides? Does this play a role in why some of them
might think of running away?
Why do you think the story of Jennifer Wilbanks, the runaway
bride from Georgia, got to much attention? Did the media overplay
Your novel Manhattan on the Rocks involves a young
woman whose boss is a television personality-turned-magazine
editor who hopes to become the next Martha Stewart. Was the
boss based on Stewart?
Why do you think so many people admire Martha Stewart want
to become like her even after all her legal troubles?
Your background is similar to Martha Stewarts. Both
of you grew up in a New Jersey suburb, had Eastern European
ancestors, worked for glossy magazines, and began your careers
when women had fewer opportunities. How can this kind of background
this affect someones drive and ambition?
Youve said that despite Donald Trumps bombast,
the original Apprentice had more going for it than
many reality shows. Why? What do you believe Martha Stewart
will have to do to succeed in her version of the show?
Do you think that Martha Stewart went to jail because she
was a woman? How much of a role did her sex play in her case?
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