Meet Author Renee Shafransky, Author of “Tips For Living”




Renée Shafransky is a writer and psychotherapist with a background in theater and film. Tips for Living, to be published by Lake Union in 2018, is her first novel. She has directed theatrical works by Spalding Gray and Jon Robin Baitz, among others. She produced the award-winning film, Swimming to Cambodia, directed by Jonathan Demme, as well as Variety, by Bette Gordon, which was selected for preservation in the film archive of the Museum of Modern Art. Penning screenplays for major studios as well as teleplays for HBO and PBS, she counts Harold Ramis and Mike Newell among the directors she has worked with. Starting as a journalist in the 1980s, her articles have been published in The Village Voice and Condé Nast Traveler (optioned for the screen) and most recently, the literary magazine, The Southampton Review. In 2003, she began a private psychotherapy practice in New York City and Sag Harbor, where she makes her home with her partner, Nick, and her dog, Hitchcock. Current Disturbances will be her next book.



“In Tips for Living, Renée Shafransky proves herself to be a terrific storyteller. In addition to perfect pacing and edge-of-the seat suspense, the story has a genuinely appealing narrator whose humor and smarts grabbed me from the start and never let me go. The minute I finished I wanted more!”
    Nancy Star, bestselling author of Sisters One, Two, Three

“An immersive, pitch-perfect debut. Tips for Living is a must-read.”
    A. J. Banner, Amazon and USA Today bestselling author

“A terrific and nuanced novel from an original new voice in suspense. Shafransky weaves an intriguing tale of mystery and murder with ease and genuine insight. You’ll absolutely love it. I sure did.”
    Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A clever debut suspense novel with … an intelligent and gutsy heroine deserving of her own series.”

“Move over, Girl on a Train, and give up your seat to Nora Glasser, the fascinatingly complex wronged woman at the center of Tips for Living, Renée Shafransky’s rollicking good ride of a novel. The immensely talented Shafransky deftly balances a page-turning whodunit with the darker undertones of a story about class warfare in a picturesque New York seaside town where summer people and townies clash and attract. And nearly everyone seems capable of murder. All aboard. You’ll be sorry when this trip is over.”
    Gloria Norris, author of KooKooLand

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