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Friendshit Author Allison E. Conway

Friendshit Author Allison E. Conway

Hip New Jersey’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with up-and-coming #HipNJ author Allison E. Conway to discuss her book, Friendshit.

After graduating college, Conway decided it was time to start filtering through her friends, as we all do. “I was discovering who my real friends were, what makes a great friend, and how to be a great friend,” the author said. Then, she decided to write a book about it.

“If this was something that I was going through personally in my early to mid-twenties, then there are other women that are going through the exact same thing.” Even though it was nerve-wracking, Conway knew that the relatable message would be of value.

Conway self-published, which was a challenging process. The biggest obstacle, according to the author herself,  was “accepting my ignorance and learning everything I could .” There was a lot to learn, from writing the book itself, to finding editors and designers for the cover.

The most important thing that she has learned on her journey is that travel “makes you a better you, and you a better friend.” She does a lot of solo travel, so she needs to rely on human generosity and kindness to help her find her way home. These moments of self-actualization make her a better friend.

Reciprocity is the most important thing in any relationship,” Conway said. “At the end of the day, I needed to find people who were going to build me up and make me feel great, and who I can make feel great too.”

For more about Allison E. Conway and her book Friendshit head over to http://allisoneconway.com/

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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