Best-Selling Novelists; Book to Screen; Entrepreneur; Food & Lifestyle; Humor; Library; Literature; Women’s Interest
Abby Jimenez is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and recipient of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award for her novel, Life’s Too Short. Her book, The Friend Zone, made Oprah Magazine’s list of most addicting romance novels, and her book, The Happy Ever After Playlist, is being developed into a movie.
Before becoming a writer, Jimenez founded Nadia Cakes, an award-winning cupcake shop and custom cake studio, out of her home kitchen. She went on to win Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and was featured on two seasons of TLC’s hit show Fabulous Cakes.
Her runaway bestselling romance novels are known for their captivating dialogue and trademark humor while tackling tough life topics. Jimenez is a popular speaker at libraries, festivals, and associations, and has spoken at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Sweet Success: My Entrepreneurial Journey
Jimenez shares her personal story of being laid off from a retail job while pregnant with her third child and how she turned a hobby of cake decorating into a thriving business with global success.
How I Became a Bestselling Romance Novelist
Always a fan of romance novels but never afforded the opportunity to attend college, Jimenez talks about the process of honing her craft with the help of an online writing community.
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