Meet Authors of The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, with Rebecca Serle & Sarah Mlynowski
Meet the Authors of The Nanny Diaries
Join us on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 pm for Emma and Nicola's Newest Release Between You and Me
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are the authors of The Nanny Diaries, which was made into a major motion picture, and three New York Times bestselling novels: Dedication, Citizen Girl, and Nanny Returns. They live in New York City.
Also joining the panel are Bestselling Authors Rebecca Serle and Sarah Mlynowski.
BiographyWhen Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus met, they were both students at New York University and both working as part-time nannies for families on the Upper East Side. (Kraus was a native of the city; McLaughlin was from upstate New York.)
They didn't dream then that the shared experience that cemented their friendship would lead to fame and fortune as the authors of The Nanny Diaries, a fictional account of their years working in childcare.
"We wrote it for ourselves, really," McLaughlin told a reporter from The Washington Post. "We wrote it to share with our parents and our close friends. And we wrote it to see if we could."
The result was a scathing portrait of emotionally unavailable parents who obsess over private school admissions but coolly deflect the kids' hands when they come in search of a hug. The New York Times' Janet Maslin called it "perfectly pitched social satire."
And it struck a nerve with readers -- not only in New York City, but across the country and around the world. More than 2 million copies have been printed, and rights to the book were purchased in 32 countries.
"It was unbelievable to us," Kraus said in an interview with Rocky Mountain News. "I don't think we ever wrapped our heads around it."
Rebecca Serle will also be joining us! She is a full-time writer who loves shiny hair, coffee, yoga, and pretending to be British. She went to the University of Southern California, then got her MFA from the New School in New York City, where she lives. Rebecca is a Huffington Post contributor and founded Nurturing Narratives, a program centered around empowering children through story. Find out more at RebeccaSerle.com and follow her on Twitter at @RebeccaASerle
When You Were Mine: In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo’s original intended—Juliet’s cousin Rosaline—tells her side of the tale.
Sarah Mlynowski is the author of BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS, PARTIES & POTIONS, GIMME A CALL and TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE). Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in the kingdom of Manhattan with her very own prince charming and their fairy-tale loving daughter. Visit Sarah online at www.sarahm.com.
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