The Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have a new book out. It's titled Influence and consists of interviews the girls did with famous people who have been an influence on the girls lives. It includes Lauren Hutton, Christian Lauboutin, and Diane Von Furstenberg among others. The book will also include some exclusive photos of the twins.
If you have a teen who grew up watching Mary Kate and Ashley this will make a great gift and is more affordable than their designer clothing line.
I'm a freelance writer from Missouri. When I say it out loud I always feel like I should be at an AA meeting. Announcing that you are a writer to the public at large can provoke varying reactions. It is met with either enthusiasm or complete indifference. A few people will even act as if it might be catching, like the Avian flu.
The decision to become a freelancer didn't come easy. Giving up the security of a 9-5 job is a big decision for anyone. Giving up office politics and pantyhose was simple. I did find that being a writer isn't all cream cheese Danish and bunny slippers. It requires a strong sense of discipline. You have to set your hours, stick to a schedule and make others respect it. You also have to stay away form the Oreo's and morning talk shows.