Today's episode is titled "A Memoir of Love: How to Embrace New Chapters with novelist Elin Hilderbrand”. Elin Hilderbrand is the author of 28 best-selling books and the queen of the beach read. She’s in town working on her last revisions for book #29! Her muse is the magical island of Nantucket, and her novels include stories of romance, friendships, ex-wives, passionate affairs, and matchmaking. People often wonder how much of Elin's real life is behind these pages - if you think the characters she composes are riveting, wait until you hear her story. She's overcome personal tragedy, heartbreak, divorce, and is an eight-year breast cancer survivor. She relied on discipline, consistency, and determination to overcome it all! We'll hear how she focused on the things she loved…such as writing, her family, her adoring fans, an island 30 miles out, and how having compassion for others gave her strength when she needed it the most. We also hear a romance novelist's advice for finding love.
Elin Hildebrand is an American novelist who graduated from Johns Hopkins University and later attended the University of Iowa, earning her MFA. After a short stint in publishing and teaching in New York City, she moved to Nantucket permanently in 1994. In the summer of 2000, she published her first novel, the Beach Club. Her 2019 novel, Summer of 69, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Five of her books are currently being optioned for movies, and a six-episode limited series has been green-lighted for Netflix. She's also a mother of three who loves cooking, riding her Peloton, and going to the beach.
Kerry Brett and Elin Hilderbrand cover a lot of ground in this conversation. Topics include;
Why you need to worry about yourself first – do the work on yourself. Once you’re good and strong, you will attract people.
Going out and finding a man won’t fix you. Do things on your own, don’t be afraid to be independent and do something for yourself.
Make your own money because what we find attractive in men are the same things they find attractive in us. Men like women who have their finances in order.
A romance novelist's advice if you feel down on your luck and looking to find that special person.
Elin’s thoughts around a perfect date in Nantucket.
Elin's advice for navigating challenging times.
Having discipline is Elin’s secret power and sets her up for success.
To learn more about Elin’s books or events, visit her website at www.elinhilderbrand.net or follow her on Instagram @elinhilderbrand.