Name: Georgia Clark
Livelihood: Author of feisty, feminist fiction.
Neighborhood + City: Williamsburg, New York by way of Sydney, Australia.
Twitter + Instagram: @georgialouclark
Woman I Admire: My mum. The older I get, the more I understand, love and appreciate her.
Go-to Outfit: Something that blends ‘hip’ with ‘elastic waist pants’.
Can't Live Without Product: Right now it’s Burt’s Bees tinted lipbalm.
Cocktail of Choice: Jalapeno margherita with a chili-salt rim.
Travel Destination You’re Dreaming of: Tokyo and Santorini are next on my bucket list.
Current Craving: My girlfriend’s kisses.
Best Advice: Pants, then shoes.
Favorite Workout: Yoga videos on YouTube (ps. I am a shut-in).
De-Stress Technique: Getting high and watching New Girl.
Favorite Track On Your Current Playlist: Only the Good Die Young by Mr Billy Joel.
What are the three words that best capture you?
“I bought wine.”
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by women: both as characters and as audience. Stories about the female experience are not only fascinating; they are essential.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The promise of coffee and half and half, and the insistent pull of my story. My ideas are my alarm clock.
In your words, what is your book about and what is its mission?
My new novel The Regulars is about three young women living in Brooklyn who get their mitts on something called Pretty, a magic potion that turns you pretty – superhot – for one week at a time. Its mission is to entertain, and to explore -- maybe even dismantle -- the myth that beauty brings happiness and power.
What was the moment you knew you had to create your book?
When the pivotal scene played in my head. It was funny, dirty, intriguing, and political: I knew instantly that it had legs to become a novel.
What parts of yourself are reflected in the soul of the story?
Many parts: we are deeply interwoven. It has my sense of humor, my politics, my insecurities, my emotional journey. It is the most meaningful piece of writing I’ve ever created.
What was your biggest doubt before writing this book?
That I wouldn’t be able to articulate and explore the complex relationship women have to beauty.
What makes your book so different from other books in your space?
Compared to most contemporary, playful fiction about young women, it’s raunchier, the characters more ethnically and sexually diverse and it’s openly more progressive. All these things are true of me too.
How does your book help women feel more fearless?
As well as delivering some fearless laughs, The Regulars is for every women who hasn’t felt pretty enough. You are in control of your relationship to beauty: it is there to serve you, and you can get where you want to go in life regardless of your appearance. Everything beauty promises you—charm, sexual sophistication, popularity, power—you can have regardless of your appearance.
Where can we connect with you and get some for ourselves?