Ten Years Later, the debut novel from New Jersey author Lisa Marie Latino, is available now.
The book tells the story of Carla D’Agostino, a New Jersey-based sports radio producer. When Carla receives a save-the-date for her ten-year high school reunion, she sets out to achieve the life she longs for in a year’s time.
Lisa Marie Latino, executive producer of Long Shot Productions, and co-creator of HipNewJersey.com, has always aspired to be an author. “I just needed to find a topic that I was passionate about to find the fire to accomplish this goal,” she states. “The book gives a voice to the underdog. Carla is such a fighter. Nothing came easy for her, so I want to give a voice to those people because that’s my background. I had to overcome a lot, starting my company as a young woman. It was a longshot that I was even going to make it.”
While the book is full of laughs, there is a meaningful message underneath it all. Carla is trying to change so many aspects of her life. Then, by the end of the book, she realizes that she had them all along. “If you have a goal, dig deep into yourself and achieve it,” Latino states. She hopes her readers finish the book realizing what they have in their lives and appreciating it, “because that’s when the good things will start happening.”