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Chris Babu

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Chris Babu grew up in North Haven, CT, playing soccer and the violin in his free time. After devouring The Shining under the covers with a flashlight when he was eight, Chris was hooked on fiction. He's always had a thing for young adult books. But he's also a major science and math nerd—physics being his favorite—and he has a math degree from MIT.

For nineteen years, he worked as a bond trader on Wall Street, riding the subway to and from work every day. He traded mortgage-backed securities for Bank of America and then Deutsche Bank, where he eventually ran the MBS trading desk. Now Chris writes full-time, always with his trusted assistant Buddy, a 130-pound Great Dane, who can usually be found on his lap. They split their time between New
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Chris Babu Big picture, of course, it's living my dream. It doesn't feel like a job when you're doing what you love anyway. As a writer, you're effectively runni…moreBig picture, of course, it's living my dream. It doesn't feel like a job when you're doing what you love anyway. As a writer, you're effectively running your own business, which is cool too. But in a practical sense, the "best" thing is keeping my own schedule. I'm a night-owl and always have been. It made getting up to go to work at 6:30am a problem, especially if I was up late writing. Now, without any restrictions? It's like I've gravitated towards my optimal schedule, which apparently is staying up all night. The ultimate in night-owl-ness. I write all night while it's quiet and my family and dog are asleep--no text msgs, phone calls, etc. I went to bed at 9am yesterday at got up at 4pm. So, yeah... It does make calls/meetings with the rest of society a problem, and I need to take Vitamin D supplements because I never see the sun. Details...(less)
Chris Babu There are so many possible answers here, and I think the common ones would be to read a lot, and write every day. That'd be great advice, too. I'd be …moreThere are so many possible answers here, and I think the common ones would be to read a lot, and write every day. That'd be great advice, too. I'd be interested myself in the answer from a veteran author! But for me, as a relatively new writer who's recently survived the publishing gauntlet, it's to never stop believing in yourself. Every writer feels like a phony or fraud sometimes (or, most of the time), unless you're Stephen King. And between witnessing the success of other authors, and facing all the industry people who make a living out of crushing your self-esteem (agents, editors, etc.), it's real easy to quit. There's so much rejection and failure along the way. So many "experts" tell you it's nearly impossible to write and publish a successful book. Don't listen to them. Their advice is well-intentioned but generic; they don't know you. Regular people are out there every day writing and publishing great books. You must be willing to put in the hard work, to continue learning and improving, but this is a long, slow game. Don't stop believing in yourself. You can do this. (less)
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I absolutely *loved* The Girl in the Painting, a phenomenal book, quite possibly Renita D’Silva’s best yet! Tragic but uplifting. Heartbreaking yet heartwarming. A book I could not put down, but also a story I didn’t want to end. It tore at my hearts ...more
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