The First Ten years: Press Kit

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The First Ten Years is now available on Amazon and select independent book stores in the NYC area.

                                   Cover design by Match Zimmerman

                                  Cover design by Match Zimmerman

about the book

Following her story from failed auditions to major stage success and all the day jobs in between, Courtney uses her ten years of field research as a New York City actress to unpack what it takes to make it in any creative career.

The First Ten Years  isn’t selling success to the reader. It is selling the reader to the reader. The Day Job Complex, Following Your Sadness and Why No One Likes a Perfectionist are just a few sections that address the very real inner battles that creatives (from actors to entrepreneurs) fight when facing a blank canvas. Pulling those silent soap operas into the open exposes creative turmoil for what it is: an unnecessary block to our greatest work.

Blending anecdotes, creative philosophy and practical tips, each chapter ends with a set of questions designed to push the reader to uncover his or her own creative philosophy -- the philosophy that will ultimately serve as a guide toward the reader’s own creative longevity and fortitude.


about the author

                                              Photo by Craig Hanson

                                             Photo by Craig Hanson

Courtney Romano is a creativity addict. She’s obsessed with drawing creative genius out of people who want more out of their lives but don’t know where to start. She currently writes for Distinct, a digital magazine and artist exhibition, set to launch this fall and heads up the coaching program and leadership development at The Bari Studio in Tribeca. In addition, her writing has been featured on Lifehack, NY Press, and her first book, The First Ten Years: A philosophical and practical guide to creative longevity is set to publish this fall. Courtney is a Barrymore-Award nominated actress with performances ranging from Off-Broadway to commercials. Blending her love of dance, acting and writing, she is currently writing her first cross-genre play. She lives with her husband and cat in New York.