Emmy Award-winning writer, actor and television meteorologist (Fox 13) M.J. McDermott is here today with The Improv: A Novel Based on a True Story (Wooded Isle Press). "M.J. McDermott writes in two voices. One is the bright, hopeful and funny college student she certainly was, and the other is the news professional, mother and woman she has become. In The Improv, she returns back to that girl and that time, but writes through the prism of a woman who understands how a place of learning and joy can also be a place of confusion and pain. The Improv is the kind of book people always say they are going to write. Kudos to McDermott for getting over her stage fright, and putting one of her life's dramas out there." - Nicole Brodeur.