I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Andrea Bonior, author of The Friendship Fix, who has very generously come to visit us on the website tonight.
Stealing the bio directly from Andrea’s website, “Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Andrea Bonior (that’s BONN-yer!) is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor, and writer. She received her B.A. with distinction in psychology from Yale University, with an additional major in American Studies. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at American University, with post-doctoral work at George Washington University, focusing on individual and group psychotherapy for young adults and specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.”
Then, of course, there’s her super-cool column in the Washington Post, “Baggage Check”, which I must admit to reading when looking for procrastination– I mean, inspiration– in plumbing the emotional depths of my characters.
Having known her since we were wee college students, I can safely say that there’s not much Andrea doesn’t know about friendships and relationships– and we’re truly lucky to have her here with us tonight.
So here’s how it works. Andrea will be here from seven to eight, EST. It’s all happening in the Comments section below. So just open up that Comments section and ask whatever you feel like asking and Andrea will type back. I’ll moderate as needed, but otherwise, it’s all over to you!
Oh, and I nearly forgot! I’ll be giving away one copy of The Friendship Fix and one copy of The Orchid Affair, winners to be chosen at random at the end of the chat. Pop in with a question or a comment for a chance to win!
This is the first live chat I’ve done here on the website, so it’s something of an experiment. Please do let me know what you think and whether we should do something like this again….