Author Nicola Harrison tells all about her debut novel "Montauk"
Join us on this wonderful episode of "Once and Future Authors" where we welcome author Nicola Harrison.
Originally from Hampshire, England, Nicola Harrison moved to California when she was 14. She studied Literature at UCLA and received an MFA in creative writing at Stony Brook University. She is a member of The Writers Room and has short stories published in The Southampton Review and Glimmer Train as well as articles in Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. She was the fashion and style staff writer for Forbes and had a weekly column at Lucky Magazine. Nicola is also the founder of a personal styling business, Harrison Style. She has spent many summers in Montauk and currently lives in Manhattan with her husband, two sons, and two chihuahuas.
"Montauk" is Harrison's first novel and it takes place in the 1930s. The story follows Beatrice Bordeaux, a woman who ends up having to spend her summer among the high-society wives of Montauk while her husband does business. She begins to feel out of place as she does not fit in with these women and longs for more. During her stay, she finally befriends a laundress and a man who reminds her of who she was and who she wanted to be. Desperate to embrace moments of happiness, no matter how fleeting, she soon discovers that such moments may be all she has when fates conspire to tear her world apart…