Write what you know. That’s the usual maxim for first-time novelists. And so it was for Entertainment Weekly senior writer Rebecca Ascher-Walsh and former Fortune Senior Editor Erik Torkells. Teaming up under the pseudonym C.J. Tosh, the duo penned ”Bite” (Downtown, $22), a high-gloss novel following the professional and personal travails of Samantha, a posh writer for the showbiz weekly ”Star Face,” and her gay buddy Tom, an editor at the finance mag ”Profit.” But this is no roman a clef. ”Sam is thinner and cuter and single,” says Ascher-Walsh. ”But her office is just as messy.” And unlike her heroine, she’s never been fired for rumors that she, ahem, got too intimate with Russell Crowe.
Posted September 5 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
- George R.R. Martin reveals which religion inspired that 'Game of Thrones' cult
- How 50 Cent's near-fatal shooting wound up being a key part of 'Power'
- 'Game of Thrones' showrunner on why those two paths crossed now: 'this just felt right'
- 'Veep': What's next for Selina Meyer and Tom James
- Anne Meara, veteran actress and half of Stiller and Meara comedy team, dies at 85
- David Letterman gets a tribute at the Indy 500--but it ends in a crash
- Cannes 2015: 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or
- Summer Movie Preview: 10 must-see documentaries
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' First Look: 7 photos from the set
- Cannes 2015: What's buzzing in film and fashion
- 'Survivor': Meet 20 alums you picked for a 'Second Chance'
- Ellie Kemper, more faces of the 2015 Webby Awards
- George & Amal, the Rock, Anne Hathaway & More!