Born in Queens, NY; married. Education: Attended New York University.
Home—Middletown, CT. E-mail—[email protected]
The Girl's Guide to New York Night Life, 2nd edition, Sheckys Media (New York, NY), 2003.
Diary of a Working Girl, Berkley Books (New York, NY), 2004.
Princess of Park Avenue, Berkley Books (New York, NY), 2005.
The Velvet Rope Diaries, Berkley Books (New York, NY), 2006.
Fear of Driving, Berkley Trade (New York, NY), 2007.
One Trick Pony, Delacorte Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2007.
Contributor to anthologies, including Never on a Sundae, Berkley Books (New York, NY), 2004. Contributor to periodicals, including the New York Post, Hartford Courant, Time, Cosmopolitan, Out NY, Shape, Men's Health, Self, Gotham, and Fitness.
In her first novel, Diary of a Working Girl, Daniella Brodsky tells the story of freelance writer Lane Silverman, who is working on a story for Cosmopolitan in which she will take a job and write about trying to find a husband within the company. Lane gets a job with a finance company that employs plenty of men, but she soon finds herself attracted to someone outside of the workplace. "Readers will simply love Lane and her wild imagination," wrote Maria Hatton in Booklist.
Brodsky's second novel, Princess of Park Avenue, tells the story of Lorraine, a Brooklyn girl who becomes a successful hairdresser to Manhattan socialites. Lorraine also finds herself falling in love with her neighbor, Matt, and wondering why she ever married the uncaring Tommy. This is a "fun chick lit tale," wrote Harriet Klausner on the Best Reviews Web site.
In The Velvet Rope Diaries, Anna Walker works for a cruel magazine editor and struggles with her guilt over her belief that she was responsible for the death of her father in a fire when she was only a child. Anna's life undergoes a critical change, however, when she lands a column at the magazine writing about New York's nightlife and when a friend convinces her to see a therapist. Writing in Booklist, Maria Hatton noted that "there are dark undertones driving this tale."
Brodsky also contributed a novella to the anthology Never on a Sundae. Brodsky's story, "The Waitress," is a romance about a waitress named Kate who finds herself falling in love with a married man. Referring to Brodsky's story and the other stories in the book, Best Reviews contributor Harriet Klausner noted: "Calories, fat, and carbs aside, these three chick lit novellas are fine tales that sub-genre fans will enjoy."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, April 1, 2004, Maria Hatton, review of Diary of a Working Girl, p. 1354; September 1, 2006, Maria Hatton, review of The Velvet Rope Diaries, p. 51.
Best Reviews,http://thebestreviews.com/ (May 12, 2007), Harriet Klausner, reviews of Princess of Park Avenue and Never on a Sundae.