How did you get started writing?
Writing is all about communication, a means of expressing yourself. For me, it's a great release that has simply turned into a way of life. I guess I should try to think of some profound moment in my life where I realized that I’d one day be a published author, but I can’t.


Is this your first book?


What made you write a book like Men: Custom-Made?
It's a book that needed to be written. I’m sure women all over the world would agree with me on this one!


How long did it take you to write?
It’s hard to say. I’m a bit unconventional in the way I work. Sometimes, I wake in the middle of the night just to jot down a thought, and then, there are times I go long periods without writing a word.


What was the last book you read?
Harry Potter.


What's it like being a famous author?
I'll let you know as soon as I've finished interviewing J.K. Rowlings.


Do you have any role models?
Yes, way too many to list here, but to name a few - James Earl Jones, Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton...


What’s your idea of the perfect partner?
There is no such thing as perfection, but communication and common ground are a MUST for any partnership.


Where do you find Mr. Right?
You still haven't checked out Boutique LeChic, have you? What are you waiting for?


Do you currently have a boyfriend?
No. I haven't had a chance to go shopping, yet.


Where can I get a copy of your book?
Men: Custom-Made is available to the German-speaking market in September 2006 with the title Männer nach Maß. Please keep checking www.boutiquelechic.com for information on future releases in other languages, or go to www.dtv.de for further details.


When is your next book coming?
I'm currently working on my next title and will share the good news the moment it's finished.


What advice can you give to those trying to follow in your footsteps?
If you believe in something, go for it. And do your research!


What do you want to be when you grow up?
As cool as Madonna, but I'll settle for the sweat off her brow!