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The Nanny Diaries

5 Things Published Authors Know (and You Can Master)

Nicola Kraus | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Nicola Kraus

Here is what a first draft is: it's the paint you mixed. It's the marble you quarried. It's the first in-costume run-through. Do not belabor your first draft. Just get it done so you can sit back after a few weeks' distance and start to play. Yes, I said play.

How These Best-Selling Women Co-Authored 10 Novels

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books

Everyone knows the adage “two heads are better than one,” but these two women are embodying the expression on a daily basis. Emma McLaughlin a...

'Downton Abbey' Creator Just Perpetuated A Dangerous Myth About Sexual Assault

Nicola Kraus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Nicola Kraus

How is it that a writer who seems so determined to examine issues of sexual orientation, racial discrimination and gender inequality can promulgate one of the most dangerous stereotypes of all?

Twitter: Why I'm Becoming A Convert

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

Social media is growing, and I, ever so slowly, am growing with it. I reluctantly joined Facebook in 2011. 'I have no interest in social media,' I told my friends. Why did I cave? Marketing.

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 25: The Devil Is in the Details

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 08.23.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Writing sequels to books that were never meant to have a sequel is hard. This is especially true in commercial fiction because the genre provides, and readers expect, that the story is be wrapped up in a nice bow by the end. And a sequel necessarily means unraveling that nice bow.

The Parenting Promise I'm Making To Myself

Nicola Kraus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

It's hard because I want to say that we can do it all and have it all, but time is finite, energy is finite. So some things, some of the time, have to give.

Why I Choose Detachment Parenting

Nicola Kraus | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

I want a daughter who believes that she has everything inside her to meet all of life's challenges.

Come Now -- Or Not at All

Emma McLaughlin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Emma McLaughlin

We "chicks" have munched our popcorn while romantic comedies became just comedies. So, ladies, we have a mandate. We each have to buy a ticket to Magic Mike. The movie about the male stripper with that guy from The Vow.

You'll Never Guess How Much Nannies Are Getting Paid

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Chasing after a screaming toddler may seem like a less than ideal way to spend your day, but imagine being paid a six-figure salary to cater to a two-...

New York, I Love You: 10 Favorite Books About The Big Apple

Rob Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rob Silverman

I first moved to New York City in 1996, and I have no need or desire to live anywhere else in the world. After living in New York City for over half o...

Interview with The Nanny Diaries Authors on Writing, Teens, and How They Really Feel About Justin Bieber

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Serle

"I think non-mothers like the fact that Young Adult is romantic and inspirational, without being "porny." They don't have to hear about anything throbbing."

The Nanny Novel Lives On!

The New York Times | FELICIA R. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Years after "The Nanny Diaries," the satirical 2002 best seller that hit a cultural nerve, the nanny novel lives on, showcasing complex and imperfect ...

Nanny Returns

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

The New York Times ran an article last week entitled "How to Speak Nanny." We were interested to see that the linguistic capabilities of Manhattan's domestics are once again up for discussion.

Bargain Eye for the Laid-Off Guy: Get a GQ Look for Under $50

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa challenged Marco Liotta to go into Goodwill and put together a sharp interview outfit for under $50. The transformation and tips are a lesson to job-seekers and stylistas everwhere.

Getting Real About Reality TV

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Rendell

It's been seven years since Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin hit the bestsellers lists with their novel, The Nanny Diaries. Now they have turned their attention to the world of reality TV in a novel called The Real Real.