LB: Your first novel, Scot on the Rocks, published when – about eight years ago? And I read your latest novel, Recipe for a Happy Life, this past summer. How has your writing changed between those two books? And how has the experience of publishing a novel changed?
BJ: My first two novels would be classified as “chick lit,” which is to say they’re smart, funny novels with heart about a single girl living in the city. And that’s exactly what I was at the time. But just as I’ve grown up, my writing has grown up, too.
With RECIPE FOR A HAPPY LIFE, I was looking to do something different. Something more grown up. Something deeper. The idea for the book—a granddaughter and her grandmother out in the Hamptons for the summer—was… Continue