Thursday, December 4, 2014

Would You Rather.....with Lisa Doyle

Please welcome Lisa Doyle, author of Milked.

Lisa Doyle:


Lisa Doyle is a communications manager and freelance writer based in the Chicago area. A native of Hinsdale, Illinois and a graduate of Miami University, she spent several years editing business-to-business publications for the personal care industry before moving to the nonprofit sector, and currently works in advocacy for homeless families at Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She has written for major beauty trade publications (Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc, Salon Today, Modern Salon, Renew, Suburban Life) and is a contributor to WOMEN REINVENTED: TRUE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE (LaChance Publishing, 2010). Doyle is represented by Claire Anderson-Wheeler of Regal Literary, Inc., a full-service agency based in New York

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Would You Rather... 
with Lisa Doyle

Chips, chocolate or cheese?

If I can’t have all three, I’ll take cheese.

Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?

Definitely Bridget Jones.

Wine, beer or vodka?

Wine—riesling, please!

Camping or spa vacation?

Spa vacation. You don’t want to see me camping. It isn’t pretty.

Water or mountains?

Water. Preferably a five-star resort on a beach with a fabulous infinity pool. (Clearly, I’m still thinking about that spa vacation.)

Zombies or vampires?


Dogs or cats?

Cats in small doses

Coke or Pepsi?


Coffee or tea?

Tea—I drink it every morning.

Dine out or take away?

Take away Chinese food

High heels, sneakers or flip flops?

Flip flops (RIP summer, see you next year)

Physical Book or ebook?


Paperback or Hardcover?


Pen or pencil?

Pen. I’m decisive like that, haha.

Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?

As much as I love me some Jesse Pinkman, I have to go with Downton Abbey!

Drama or comedy?

Comedy, every time. And I like to find some comedy in every drama.

Twilight or Hunger Games?

Hunger Games

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?

Chapstick by day, lipgloss by night

Facebook or Twiter?

Both! and @bylisadoyle

Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?

Plot the entire novel initially, but I stay flexible enough to let the story take me where it wants to go!


By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she’s got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she’s downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to pay for, Amanda is launched headfirst into the life of a broke single mom. But her friend and uber successful ob-gyn, Joy, clues her in to an unlikely temp position with one of Chicago’s celebrity elite that just may be the answer to all her woes. Or could it be just the beginning? 

It’s with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town’s rich and famous. Amanda must quickly understand how to live at the whims and mercy of the one percent as she deals with the irony of nursing – and loving – someone else’s child, while still making ends meet for her own daughter. And then there’s Cute Daycare Dad (aka Dan), who’s obviously interested in her. But can she afford to tell him what she really does for a living? Is her new job (something she thought went out with the 19th century) a shameful thing? Just another way of selling her body? Or does it have something to teach her after all? 

A novel of motherhood, its many demands, and all the little triumphs along the way, MILKED is a warm and witty debut about making tough choices and traveling the roundabout road to happiness.

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