|My novel, TRANSIT GIRL, is available now from Polis Books!
“Transit Girl” is loosely based on a year of my life. Here’s the official book blurb:
“Steamier than a subway platform in July.” –The New York Daily News
“Jamie Shupak’s TRANSIT GIRL is a ridiculously fun and funny ride. Her prose sparkles with warmth and wit. It made me wish to be stuck in traffic so I could keep reading!” –Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of LOVE AT FIRST BARK
“Better than a steamy SMS, in TRANSIT GIRL Jamie Shupak delivers a dreamy collision of modern romance and girly wit on this transit girl’s road to finding real happiness.” ––Erica Domesek, P.S. I Made This
“Jamie Shupak captures the Manhattan singles scene and media landscape perfectly in her hilarious and warm novel TRANSIT GIRL. You’ll love this book as much as you love watching her on NY1 every morning.” –Paula Froelich, New York Times bestselling author of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
“A delightful tale of reinvention that reminds us our best laid plans are best left on the cutting room floor. You will laugh and cry with Transit girl Guiliana Layne as she gives up on her fairy tale ending to rewrite her story her way. No other novel has made me want to take off my top and karaoke to Blurred Lines in quite the same way.” –Jo Piazza, author of LOVE REHAB
The New York Observer and Philadelphia Daily News (my hometown paper!) both previewed the book. So did Complex Magazine, where I wrote my dating column for a year. I couldn’t have done it without them!
Publishers Weekly described the novel this way back when Polis Books announced the book deal in August: “Like Shupak, who began a dating column after her own love life imploded, Layne is offered to air her heartbreak by the handsome editor of a magazine.”
To coincide with the book’s release, I wrote a piece for Shelf Pleasure about the truth behind the fiction of Transit Girl. It was therapeutic and fun, but not always easy. I also wrote a piece for Chick Lit Central about how the book came about and how it incorporates my traffic reporting job.
In the spirit of my old Complex dating columns, How About We asked me for some do’s and don’ts of taking your online relationship offline.
For Huffington Post Books, I collected some of my favorite commuter stories from people on Twitter and topped it off with one of my own: the morning of Hurricane Sandy, when I was driven to work by cops in the blackout.
And I shared a New York story with Time Out NY about when Brian and I found our first apartment together.
Of course I had to bring it all up on NY1 with my morning anchor Pat Kiernan — he inspired one of the novel’s characters!
Here’s another video of me and Pat talking about the book, courtesy the New York Daily News: