Book Description

It’s a scorching hot day, the kind of day that grows warmer when the gusts come. Lanna is learning to swim at the town pool where she befriends Sam. Meanwhile, her father, a scientist, is flirting with Sam’s mother, a redhead whose meticulous makeup paints a Monet-like image. Shortly thereafter, Sam finds his parents dead.

Set against the hypnotic backdrop of the New York City skyline, amidst the fantastical luxuries of the ultra-wealthy, and juxtaposed by the natural wonder that is Mother Earth, MISSWIRED follows the interwoven trials and tribulations of Lanna and Sam, two acquaintances whose burgeoning friendship comes to a startling halt.

Through a captivating story and poetic prose, MISSWIRED explores the depths of our givers and the mystical elements that influence us. Who killed Sam’s parents, and what becomes of Lanna and Sam twenty years later?

Details

Genre: Literary Fiction (Mystery, Magical Realism, Family Life)
Page Count: 338
Themes: Family Psychology, Health, Relationships & Personal Development, Mysticism, Society & Culture, Cultural Studies, Fashion & Society
Publisher: CommonSmarts Media, LLC
Ebook ISBN:  978-0991790-0-0
Paperback ISBN: 978-09991790-1-7 (Now available!)

 

Editorial Reviews

“Makhmali’s smart debut has a unique style and structure that is held together by vivid characterization … a thought-proving debut with a unique take on unconventional family problems.” –Kirkus Reviews 

“Makhmali explores her protagonist’s fears, hopes, and failings in explicit detail … as a story about resolving a painful past with her father, the emotions play out wonderfully.” –Kirkus Reviews, Featured Book

“If you believe that the universe helps us when we realize that we’ve been (as Makhmali’s pun intends) “misswired” and are open to connectivity again, then this novel is your spiritual cup of tea and then some.” – The Jersey Journal

About the Author

Tara Makhmali is the author of MISSWIRED, the founder of CommonSmarts Media, LLC, and since 2010, a certified Project Manager (PMP). She is an Iranian-born US citizen whose family left Iran shortly after the revolution. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband, Evan, a prominent New York City litigator, their beautiful daughter, and their lazy miniature English bulldog, Wilson. Tara has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She has worked in various capacities from Project Manager to Recruiter to Consultant for notable companies such as Pearson Publishing, FCB Advertising, Bridgewater Associates, and HBO. In her spare time, she plays classical piano and guitar. Above all, she is a curious person who cares deeply for people and progress.

 

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In the News

Hoboken author’s ‘Misswired’ a literary mystery that thrives on heart, charm
There’s definitely a sense that Lanna and Sam both aren’t on board with the notion that there could be nothing grander than a white collar job in NYC …
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Hoboken Girl of the Week: Tara Makhmali {CEO, Author + Mama}
Another week, another shoutout to an awesome woman killin’ the literary game. CEO, author, and mother are the hats that our Hoboken Girl of the Week wears: Introducing Tara Makhmali, fellow Hoboken girl who’s making waves in the media world, raising a family, and who just published her very own book. We caught up with Tara to see exactly how she does it all, because we can always use some motivation from local boss babes. Check out our interview with her …
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Exclusive Interview With “MISSWIRED” Author Tara Makhmali
We had the amazing opportunity to talk to Tara Makhmali about her new book MISSWIRED. MISSWIRED is a mystery novel about Lanna growing up convinced that her father is a murderer. Jack was convicted of …
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Featured Piece by Tara Makhmali: 6 Things Childbirth Taught Me About Business – SWAAY
Childbirth teaches women lots of things. For me, it gave me insights about business that I had never encountered before …
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Blog Information

Visit CommonSmarts.com, Mrs. Makhmali’s blog and company website where she discusses a broad range of topics from employee engagement to communications strategies to recruiting and even poetry.

 

 

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MISSWIRED – Kindle edition by Tara Makhmali, Cindy Hochman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading MISSWIRED.
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KIRKUS REVIEWS FEATURED INDIE BOOK. Set amidst the luxuries of the ultra-wealthy, and juxtaposed by the natural wonder that is Mother Earth, MISSWIRED follows the interwoven lives of Lanna and Sam, two individuals whose budding friendship comes to a startling halt. Who killed Sam’s parents, and what happens to Lanna and Sam twenty years later?
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