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Life in the suburbs ain’t easy. Squeezing into those tiny chairs on the back-to-school night. Finding the beloved pet fish floating at the top of his bowl. Planning a romantic evening –only to fall asleep on the couch with your honey.
Lucky for us, we’ve got Brandi Haas to make us laugh. As the author of the popular blog “Tales from Suburbia,” Brandi tackles the big issues of our day—like whether to pay six bucks to valet park or search for a spot and walk ten blocks to the restaurant. Her stories about the daily absurdities of life will make you laugh out loud.Heartfelt and seriously funny, More Tales from Suburbia: Yes, It Gets Even Crazier is like sharing a bottle of wine and conversation with your best girlfriend.
Q: Brandi, thanks for stopping by. What are these tales about?
A: Basically the protagonist is me. My stories are about my misadventures in suburbia—while armed only with my sharp wit and a chai latte.
Q: If Brandi were a character in a book, how would you describe her?
A: She’s awesome, although she tends to swear a bit too much.
Q: Does Brandi change and evolve in consecutive book?
A: Yes. A sense of humor is her driving force and her humor grows with each ridiculous situation she encounters.
Q: Since this is a murder mystery blog, I have to ask you–Have you ever thought of killing someone that you know in real life–on the pages of a book, I mean?
A: I’m much too squeamish for murder mysteries. Just reading that question may give me nightmares. No, I think the worst thing I would do is give someone a really nasty paper cut and hope they get lemon juice on it while making martinis.
Q: How realistic is your setting? Do you take liberties, or are you true to life?
A: The setting is very realistic, but sometimes I do give the truth scope.
Q: When the movie or TV series is made, who plays the lead?
A: Maybe Tiny Fey or Melissa McCarthy could play me, but honestly, if my book got made into movie, I wouldn’t be picky. I’d be happy if Big Bird played me.
Q: What’s the worst and best advice you’ve heard or received as an author?
A: I’m very fortunate—I’ve never really received any bad advice. The best advice I have ever gotten is to be flexible, because sometimes the people you’re working with have great ideas too.
About The Author
Brandi Hass is a former high school English teacher. Born and raised in California, she now lives in Missouri with her husband, daughter and their dog. She is consistently inconsistent about her weight and age because, really, it’s no one’s business anyway. She sees humor in everything and began writing stories about her life as a way to share her insanity with the world. You can read Brandi’s Blog and connect with her at talesfromsuburbia.com or follow Tales From Suburbia on Facebook.