Welcome to Romance Happy Hour! Hostess Dawn Luedecke chats with romance authors Mercy DeSimone & CL Gaber! This episode was recorded on April 13, 2023.
C.L. Gaber is an author and journalist. She has covered film and television for the last three decades as the senior writer for the New York Times Syndicate, the wire service of the New York Times. She has interviewed almost every actor and actress on the planet and still feels goosebumps when Daniel Day-Lewis walks into the room.
Gaber spent over two decades as a film/tv/music writer for the Chicago Sun-Times working closely with Roger Ebert during his legendary run as film critic. Her articles have appeared on NBC.com and in magazines including Entertainment Weekly, People, In Style, TV Guide, Seventeen, Harper’s Bazaar and many other top publications.
She is the author of the best-selling YA series, “Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed” and its four sequels, plus a spin-off. An Amazon best-seller, Ascenders has also been a hit at Comic Con LA and The Los Angeles Times Book Festival for the last several years. The books have been optioned for TV.
Cindy grew up in the Chicago suburbs where her beloved father Paul encouraged her to write short stories. After receiving a B.A. in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, she received a job offer from the Chicago Sun-Times where for decades she interviewed all the stars Roger Ebert didn’t want to interview, basically all of them. The New York Times Syndicate hired her on the same day to cover film and television on a weekly basis. Those syndicated articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the globe and in the New York Times. In addition, she writes a Sunday column for the Las Vegas Review Journal, the big daily in Vegas with a website that garners three million hits a month.
Cindy lives in Nevada with her husband Ron, bonus daughter and two unruly Doodles.
You can reach Cindy at CLGABER@yahoo.com