What Stays in Vegas
Book Summary :
Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.
So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company - playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client from hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker - will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?
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Author Bio and Interview
Beth Labonte was born in Salem, Massachusetts and received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001. She is currently an administrative assistant by day, and bored, frustrated, aspiring writer also by day. By night she complains about going back to work in the morning. Beth resides in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and two cats.
What was your inspiration for writing this book?
Being an administrative assistant for the past ten years, and always feeling like I should be doing something else with my life, was my inspiration for writing this book.
How long did it take you to write this book? Did you feel like giving up anywhere along the way?
It took me a year of waking up at 5:00 a.m. in order to write this book. Even before I had kids, making the time to write was always the hardest part for me. After finishing, I tried to put together a synopsis to submit to agents but became frustrated and ended up putting it away for another year. It wasn't until I heard about self-publishing e-books that I decided to dust it off and give it another shot.
How did you come up with the title of your book?
One of my co-workers came up with it while we were supposed to be working.
What are your top five favorite books?
The Catcher in the Rye, The Lord of the Rings, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, all of the Harry Potters (they count as one, right?)
Was this book written for a specific audience? Who is your ideal reader?
I wrote this book mainly for the frustrated, bored, office worker who spends her days filing and getting yelled at because the Fed Ex guy was late. My ideal reader will find themselves nodding along with all of Tessa's gripes, while simultaneously becoming inspired to start a blog or a cupcake business.