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Dana Bate graduated from Yale with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, then became a broadcast journalist with a specialization in finance and business, and then gave it all up to write romantic comedies.

Don’t worry: none of this makes sense to her parents either.

She is the author of A SECOND BITE AT THE APPLE (published in the UK as THE STALL OF SECOND CHANCES), the forthcoming TOO MANY COOKS, and THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS (published in the UK as THE SECRET SUPPER CLUB), which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly and has been translated into five languages. Before writing fiction full time, she was a Washington producer and reporter for PBS's Nightly Business Report, where she won the Gerald Loeb Awar
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Dana Bate At the moment, I'm waiting to hear back from my editors about my third book(!!), which I submitted in July! While I wait, I'm compiling a list of…moreAt the moment, I'm waiting to hear back from my editors about my third book(!!), which I submitted in July! While I wait, I'm compiling a list of people to whom I plan to send ARCs of my second book, which comes out in November -- only about three months from now! I'm also working on a short story and gathering ideas for a fourth book.(less)
Dana Bate I don't -- in the sense that I don't let myself succumb to the idea that I can't write because I'm not motivated. When I was a journalist, I didn't…moreI don't -- in the sense that I don't let myself succumb to the idea that I can't write because I'm not motivated. When I was a journalist, I didn't have the luxury of telling my boss, "Sorry, I don't have a story for you today because I didn't feel inspired." If I'd said that, I probably would have been fired. The show had airtime to fill, and it was my job to fill it. I approach my creative work with the same sort of discipline.

That isn't to say I always feel motivated to write. Some days it's a slog. A painful, laborious slog. But I've found that if I just push through, I'll eventually get to a happy place where the writing flows more easily. (less)
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In case you missed the news, Too Many Cooks is officially on sale and available at most major retailers! If you head over to the Goodreads page you can click on any of the links next to "Get a copy" to...er...get a copy.

I hope you have as much fun reading the book as I had writing it!

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“You can't worry about what other people think you should do. The only way you'll ever be happy or make a real difference is by pursuing the things that motivate you and make you excited to be alive. Life is too short to waste years of it being miserable or asking 'What if?”
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Dana Lauren wrote: "I just wanted to say I loved The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs! I look forward to reading more from you soon."

Thank you so much for your sweet note! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! You made my Friday :). And I hope to have news on book #2 very soon... Stay tuned!


Lauren I just wanted to say I loved The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs! I look forward to reading more from you soon.


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