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Suzanne Rindell is a doctoral student in American modernist literature at Rice University. Her first novel, THE OTHER TYPIST, debuted on May 7, 2013. It has been translated into 15 languages and optioned for film by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Her second novel, THREE-MARTINI LUNCH, is forthcoming from Putnam on April 5, 2016. She lives in New York City and is currently working on a third novel.
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I grew up in Sacramento, lived for a number of years in San Francisco, spent some time abroad in the UK, and went to graduate school in Texas. And then... in 2010, I packed a suitcase, got on a plane, and moved to New York City. I took an internship working for a literary agency and found a cheap apartment located above a funeral home (hence, the discounted rent).
The internship turned into a job, and during my time there I wound up writing my first novel early in the mornings and late at night -- I think I wrote the book I'd been hoping to find in the slush pile.
I no longer live above the funeral home. I enjoyed the peace and quiet but, to be honest, living above a funeral home is not very good for your social life. I still miss the smell of eucalyptus and the California sunshine, and often find that I do not own adequate winter clothes, but I love the energy of New York, my adopted city.