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Apr 6, 2023

 This week’s podcast features Suzanne Mattaboni (Once in a Lifetime, Touchpoint Press, March 2023). There’s much more to 1980’s America than disco balls and Andy Warhol and in Mattaboni’s debut novel we get to explore the avant-garde art scene, New Wave culture, and what it was like for a young woman trying to figure out what she wants in life amid the turmoil and energy of a burgeoning new era, shaped by young people—their clothes, their music, their boisterous embrace of life. Hear the unusual sub-groups on Facebook Suzanne has used to publicize her book and the important role networking has played in her success.

 Suzanne Mattaboni is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer of women’s fiction and horror. She’s a podcaster, Newsweek Expert Forum contributor, and former Newsday reporter. Her debut novel Once in a Lifetime, winner of a Pencraft award and a Paris Book Festival award, is available on Amazon. Suzanne has been published in Seventeen, The Huffington Post, Mysterious Ways,, Motherwell, and Child. Her work has appeared in anthologies including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, the ‘80s-themed Pizza Parties and Poltergeists, the Scars anthology, and the upcoming new wave concert “fanthology” Howard Jones – We’re In This Together.  Suzanne is a past winner of Seventeen magazine’s Art and Fiction Contest and was named one of Lehigh Valley Business’ 2022 “Women of Influence..

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