Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What is Bridget Siegel reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Bridget Siegel, author of Domestic Affairs: A Campaign Novel.

One book Siegel mentioned:
Fly Away Home -- Jennifer Weiner. She's my hero of character writing. The people her stories come off the page and into your head so easily and with such vivacity. This book is no exception....[read on]
About Domestic Affairs, from the publisher:
A provocative campaign novel—Primary Colors meets The Devil Wears Prada—of a talented and beautiful young politico who falls in love and in bed with the wrong man—the leading presidential candidate.

When twentysomething political fundraiser Olivia Green gets tapped to work on the presidential campaign of Georgia governor, Landon Taylor, it’s her dream job. Her best friend in the world is the campaign manager, and Taylor is a decent, charismatic, and idealist, and he has a real chance to be a great leader. Sacrificing her sleep, comfort, friends, family and income for a year to make the world a better place is the right call, but what happens when both Campaign Lesson #1, No Kissing the Boss, and Lesson #2, Loyalty Above All, go down in flames before the first primary?

Bridget Siegel, veteran of the John Edwards and Obama campaigns, vividly captures the idealism and chaos, as well as the emotional heat and corruption of the candidate’s bubble. What becomes of Olivia’s best friends when she must keep from them the biggest secret of her life? Is the candidate a true romantic or a political hypocrite? How far can she go to justify her happiness?

Told with savvy, humor, and delicious inside-the-Beltway detail, Domestic Affairs is a page-turning tale of love on the campaign trail—and its consequences—from a consummate Beltway insider.
Learn more about the book and author at Bridget Siegel's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.

My Book, The Movie: Domestic Affairs.

The Page 69 Test: Domestic Affairs.

Writers Read: Bridget Siegel.

--Marshal Zeringue