The Salt City Diaries

Danielle Dexter Author Interview

Stupid Love follows a woman starting over her life after a bad breakup as she documents in a blog her and her friends’ experiences. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

For years, I had always wanted to write a story that I would have wanted to read during some rather challenging times in my life. Because I wanted Rachel’s feelings and thoughts to resonate with the reader on a deeper level, I decided to have her write a blog in order to deliver messages as authentically as possible.

Was there anything from your own life that you put into the characters in your novel?

Yes. I journaled for years and wanted the main character, Rachel, to showcase some past emotions as well as some relatable heartbreak situations that readers from all walks of life could relate to.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Self-love. Too often when we are starting over we think about moving on to another relationship without paying attention to the relationship we have with ourselves. I wanted this “love story” of sorts to discuss the importance of self-care and love and how in order to truly love another person, we must first and foremost, love ourselves.

What can readers expect from book 2 in this series and when will it be available?

Book two centers around closure. I wanted this book to be more of an explosive need for Rachel to turn the cards around and make peace with certain things (and people) in her life. As it will be inspired by true events, this particular year was the jumping-off point for her to feel ready to get back out there–the right way–this time around.

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***Gold Medal Literary Titan 2022 Winner***

“Love is, well, stupid.”

A laugh-out-loud and insightful page-turner in the tradition of Sex and the City meets Gossip Girl. Although, not-your-typical-romance novel, it is still one that will have you falling in love in ways you’d never expect.

Get ready to read the book you swore was written for you. Ever been in love? Loved someone completely wrong for you? Had your heart broken more than once—and maybe by the same person? Or even tried making sense of all the chaos surrounding love?

Inspired by true events, Danielle Dexter takes us on a journey of self-discovery and healing in book one of The Salt City Diaries series, Stupid Love.

Rachel Parker has had enough. Why does dating have to be this hard? No, really, WHY?!

After breaking up with her boyfriend and moving back to her hometown in Syracuse, NY, Rachel finds herself having to dive back into the dating pool without any life preservers to keep her afloat. She is drowning. And she doesn’t understand why everything has to be so complicated. All she wants is to find “the one,” but instead, she keeps dating all the wrong ones.
So, what’s a girl to do? Instead of whining about it, she writes about it—in her anonymous blog, that is. But writing about love and heartbreak and actually putting her advice to good use is proving to be quite the challenge as her dating life progresses. Why? Because she never anticipated falling hard for Ben Healey: The man, the myth, the cliché—who enters her world and complicates her love life even more.

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