TJ Newman wrote her first book on an exciting flight from Los Angeles to New York City, but her journey to get the novel published has been an eventful race… full of rejection.
The flight attendant-turned-author joined us on “TMZ Live” on Tuesday and shared the personal battles that got her novel off the ground. “Falling” is about an airline pilot whose family is kidnapped just before he takes off – and if that sounds like a movie, Hollywood thinks so.
There was a bidding war for film rights, even before the book came out.
TJ says she wrote over 30 drafts and was rejected 41 times before finally finding an agent to help her get her debut published.
Well, it finally fell today after what TJ describes as a long and difficult road where she didn’t know what she was doing … and naturally she feels grateful and elated.
It’s a pretty amazing story – the romance and flight attendant TJ’s transition to a 7-figure book deal, and it has some wise advice for anyone who dreams of a better life.
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