Now in paperback, Nine Women, One Dress is a fun, irresistibly charming novel about nine characters all brought together by the magic of one little black dress. Described as “delightful” by People, this novel is a good old-fashioned love story—times three—and an ode to the magical power of the perfect dress. Set in New York City, author Jane L. Rosen captures the spirit of the timeless yet modern romance of the city, creating an enchanting world you will never want to leave. Recently, we had the chance to ask Rosen a few quick questions. Keep reading to get a taste of this hilarious author’s wit and charm.
Reading Group Center: What is your go-to book recommendation?
Jane L. Rosen: Anything by John Irving.
RGC: Pancakes or waffles?
JLR: Both, please.
RGC: Send us a picture of your favorite little black dress!
JLR: This is a picture of me in a Nicole Miller little black dress at a reading/fundraiser in her store for Stand Up 2 Cancer. As with many dresses, the memories they invoke make them all the more beautiful.
RGC: Who is your favorite literary heroine of all time?
JLR: Jo March from Little Women. She reminds me of a combination of everything that is wonderful in my own three daughters.
RGC: How do you take your coffee?
JLR: In bed. My awesome husband sometimes places a cup of coffee (with milk and sugar) on my nightstand out of kindness or when he wants me to speed up my morning routine.
RGC: What is one movie you could watch a hundred times without getting sick of it?
JLR: Funny you should ask, I recently wrote a Huffington Post piece on my top ten movies to watch over and over again. Check it out here!
RGC: What is your biggest pet peeve?
JLR: Slow walking. I live in New York City and visitors have a tendency to stroll, taking it all in. I can’t blame them, but I have to control myself from shouting “Pick up the pace!”
RGC: What are three things you can’t live without?
JLR: Ice cream, wine, and my laptop.
RGC: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
JLR: I don’t want a superpower. They all seem exhausting.
RGC: What is your go-to writing tip?
JLR: Write your first draft with complete abandon. Don’t stop because you get tripped up on a word or thought. When you do just type in a few XXXXs and keep going.