About "The Hypothetical Girl":
Fifteen short stories about online love and courtship. (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “The Hypothetical Girl”?
Elizabeth Cohen: Online Dating. (read more)
JP: What sets “The Hypothetical Girl” apart from other books in the same genre?
EC: Honestly, I have never seen a book like “The Hypothetical Girl”. These stories take ideas from actual and wild experiences I had (mad love, stalker, guy figured out he was gay) and mix and meld them with things I imagine might or could happen. Add in a dash of magical realism. Everyone says it is quite original! (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “The Hypothetical Girl” getting out to the public?
EC: These are the four things that I believe led to the publication of “The Hypothetical Girl”:
- Timing (a very topical subject – online dating and courtship)
- Luck (right place, right time)
- A wonderful publisher (Other Press)
- Some hard, hard work!
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “The Hypothetical Girl”?
EC: When I am “in the zone”, as I call it, I write whenever I can steal time. When I am not, it can take years. “The Hypothetical Girl” took three years, start to finish and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. (read more)
JP: What’s next for Elizabeth Cohen?
EC: I am working on a memoir. My second one. My first was published in 2003 and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. “The Family on Beartown Road”, in hardback, “The House on Beartown Road”. (read more)
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