Looking beyond the book’s title, Lennie Ross’ “Blow Me” hits a resonating chord with women of all ages
Posted by piblogger on August 25, 2011 · Comments Off
It is interesting to say the least that Lennie Ross’ book Blow Me, which is a story about three single women—each close to forty and living a life they have long outgrown, seems to have found an audience with the twenty something crowd as well as those whose generation reflects that of the protagonists.
During our 45 minute interview on The PI Window on Blog Talk Radio, Lennie talked about the motivation for writing her book as well as how the story lines of the three characters; Skylar, a hairdresser/executive assistant who lost her job and burned down her apartment after a fondue party, is living out of her car, Chloe, a struggling actress/real estate agent with a French Canadian accent who has never sold a house and doesn’t have her SAG card, struggles to get a Green Card, and Dawn, an MBA-educated dating matchmaker, is hedging her bets against the ticking clock by freezing embryos, may serve as a contextual alert to young women that having it all in today’s world likely means something entirely different than it did back in the 80′s and 90′s.
The fact that Candace Bushnell, author of the Sex and The City books and the inspiration behind the hit HBO series of the same name is developing a small screen adaptation of her best-seller that follows Miss Bradshaw through her senior year of high school, speaks directly to the influence that the earlier generations of women can and often times do have on on their present day counterparts.
This multi-generational influence is also noteworthy in that it serves as a marker as to how the attitudes of men have also changed in the at times strained but nonetheless symbiotic interaction between the sexes.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Ross was somewhat apprehensive with the book’s title, as she was concerned that it would distract from the underlining messages of a paradise sought, yet not found in terms of what a woman expects from life and what eventually becomes her reality.
Suffice to say, you will be both engaged and encouraged by this most memorable interview.
Tune into the on-demand broadcast by clicking on the link to Blow Me: A Novel By Lennie Ross.
Lennie Ross worked under a pseudonym as a screenwriter for Playboy – back when they had their film subsidiary, Indigo Entertainment. She has written several romantic comedy and suspense thriller feature film scripts and works as a researcher, story consultant and editor for various prominent screenwriters. She has just published her first contemporary chick lit novel entitled Blow Me about the life of single thirty-something women in Los Angeles.
Lennie’s prior credits include writing and hosting a documentary on asthma and writing, producing and starring in her own sitcom pilot, The Noodle Factor and play, I Think I’m Falling In Love With You. Lennie was Story Editor for My Backyard, a 1-hour educational docudrama promoting environmental awareness. She also worked as Story Editor for a reshoot of the Canadian feature film, Lighthouse, and on the Canadian feature Swamp Angel, both produced by Face To Face Films. Lennie also wrote two episodes of the acclaimed Japan-Canada co-production animation series, Cyber-Six. She also had several TV movies in development.
Prior to all this, Lennie spent five years writing advertising copy for print and television. She also wrote fashion and travel articles for regional, national and international publications including Beautiful B.C., Canadian Inflight, Adventure West, Pacific Northwest, Western Living and Vancouver Magazine. While pursuing her writing career, Lennie also worked as a television commercial producer and production manager, talent agent and extras casting agent for roughly ten years.
Lennie Ross lives in Los Angeles with her two cats and is actively looking for a husband.