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Why you must read Claudia Y Burgoa’s Getting By


When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby’s—her childhood friend—wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel’s hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn’t been selfish they’d still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade’s wedding in Menlo Park—a city close to San Francisco—might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake’s perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.

What genre is this?
New-adult contemporary romance.

And this is the start of a series, right? Tell us what to expect.
There will be a total of 4 books in the series. The second book will be released later this year.

Sounds like we need to get to know Emma and Jake better.
Emma ~ She enjoys traveling, found the joy after meeting Jake. Running from one museum to another, buying knick knacks at small stores. She’s fixated on being perfect and not letting anyone know what she feels.

Jake ~ Since he’s a twin, he has like a lot of them a double personality. Some times he’s the middle child and others the oldest with the A personality. He loves his parents but favors his Dad more since his Mom is usually fuzzing over Mitch—his twin. He’s successful and though, he has many businesses, he only enjoys working for his security company.

Have you written any other books that we should read next?
Yes, Where Life Takes You.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Making up stories has always been my passion, though, I wrote my first story in middle school. Though I continued doing it as a hobby, and shared them with my close friends, I didn’t pursue it as a career. I decided to major in business, which had nothing to do with my desire to fabricate tales about other worlds, or people I encountered. I thought it wouldn’t be important, since I wrote no matter what I did with my life. As time passed, I began working and started a family, neglecting my writing, or at least not doing it as often as I used to. Ten years ago, when they diagnosed my son with Autism, I pushed it aside and dedicated all my time to him—and my two girls.

As the load of things I had to do diminished—six years ago—I wrote my first novel, while sitting in numerous waiting rooms of therapists. A couple of friends read it, and though they said it was interesting, they also pointed out that I needed to school myself. That was my ‘a-ha’ moment. When I decided to retake what I always liked to do and make it part of my life and my future. Right then I registered for online classes. From basic grammar, how to build a plot, build a character, dialogue, writing a scene to many more.

Since then I’ve published two novels, Where Life Takes You and Getting By.

I live in the Denver, Colorado area with my family and three dogs. While managing life, I work as a CFO at a small IT Company. I write romance, sci-fi and fantasy.

Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?

How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
Twitter: @Yuribeans.

What’s next?
I am currently working on Standing By, the second book in the Knight series.

For 2014, I plan to release three, perhaps four novels.

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