Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tour Kick Off -Meet and Greet - From Wall Street With Love by Leigh Boyer

Contemporary Fiction/Suspense
Date Published: 1/17/13

This novel is a scandalous tale of the bad behavior that goes on in the world of high finance. In the background, the nation's economic crisis is unveiling as the banks play a central role. It is told through the eyes of 30-something Leigh Boyer, who is thrilled when she is hired as Director of Corporate Citizenship at a major Wall Street firm, Metropolis (Metro) Financial. Leigh feels that she has finally "made it," successfully hiding a provincial inferiority complex by reinventing herself as a "real" New Yorker, replete with Jimmy Choo shoes, full-body aggression on the subway, and a Wall Street job where the everyday madness would shock her polite Midwestern family. Unfortunately, her dream job turns out to be a nightmare, as the Wall Street of Leigh's imaginings is eroded by one eye-opener after another. Leigh quickly learns that she is not alone in harboring secrets—the company is riddled with them. While she is responsible for portraying her employer as a good corporate citizen, in reality, Metro is anything but. Instead she finds herself dealing with infidelity scandals, embezzlement crimes, cad-like behavior, unethical financial schemes, and "accidental" customer deaths. Further complicating matters is her love affair with a hated New York Times business reporter, who publishes the exact secrets Metro is trying so hard to keep hidden. Leigh's escapist James Bond fantasies and a few hard-won allies help her bear the insanity that is business as usual at Metro.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Writing has always been easy for me. Thankfully I’ve been able to utilize my writing skills in my professional life… whether it’s been for writing proposals, presentations,testimony, press releases, journal articles or authoring books. So, writing has been an integral part of my career. 

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The hardest part of writing my latest book was learning how to write fiction. My past publishing experience had been with non-fiction books but a novel is a completely different animal. 

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Since I knew enough to know that I needed help, I engaged my former editor to help me with the novel. She was brutal at first. As time went on and I started to become more comfortable with fiction’s format, her edits diminished in both quantity and brutality. 

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’d like to see if readers embrace Leigh. If they do, she has many more adventures to share.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I am addicted to foreign news. I read it voraciously. The New York Times and The Economist are my bibles. 

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
Fashion had The Devil Wears Prada. High Finance now has From Wall Street with Love. An insider’s tell-all behind Wall St.’s gilded doors. 

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
#3 -Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries
#4 –Comedy or Drama? Drama
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Danielle Steel
#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy 
#7 –Call or Text? Text
#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Coffee
#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback

Leigh Boyer is an accomplished professional with experience in the financial services domain.
She currently is Asia Pacific editor for Entrepreneur Today — a magazine dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs make their dreams become reality. She is the former Director of Metropolis Financial’s Office of Corporate Citizenship and oversaw a global commitment to fund financial education projects. Prior to that, she was accepted into the highly competitive internship program with McLean Investments in New York City.
She is the author of a critically acclaimed personal finance book, The Metropolis Money Guide.
Ms. Boyer received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Stanford University and her Master’s in International Finance from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She currently resides in Hong Kong.
Her first novel, To Wall Street With Love, is available through Amazon.com and is based very loosely on her experiences working in finance.

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