ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: After three best-selling books, what inspired you to go into fiction writing?
Bethenny Frankel: I felt that after eight seasons of reality TV and three books on how to get what you want out of life, an imaginative adventure about a great female character would be a great palate cleanser.
Where did the idea for Skinnydipping come from?
It just evolved. Given my business and history, the name is fitting, especially since the main character dips into so many things on her journey to success.
So is that where the title comes from? I have to admit I was expecting, well, skinny dipping.
The title couldn’t be more perfect. It is sexy, it is about dipping into so many arenas and adventure and it is a nod to the Skinnygirl empire.
Fans of yours will see a lot of similarities between you and the main character, Faith Brightstone. So how much of Faith’s story is really your own story?
I would say there are a lot of similarities between Faith and myself and characters in my life have influenced characters in this book. That said, this is a never-before-told adventure that everyone will love embarking on.
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