News travels fast– any story that takes longer than two minutes to tell is over before it starts. I should know; I made my living telling stories as news reporter. My compensation was humble, but the experience was priceless.
The best interviews come from reporters that are able to get to the truth of the story faster then others. Before anyone will tell you anything, it necessary for that person to trust you– to trust you are going to retell their story without bias. That is what drew me to reporting, my natural ability to bond with others. I considered it a gift, and I used to make a difference in the community. One day it could be as simple as giving a bargaining tip and the next day I could be at police headquarters pressuring police to solve a murder.
Reporting will always be my passion, and in my heart. I found however, that there is more then one way to connect to people. As the daughter of the dynamic decorating duo Betsy & Robert Knapp, I laughingly say that I am genetically predisposed for creating beautiful accessories and living spaces. With a touch of their guidance and drawing on my inspirations, I created my decorative pillow collection, Samantha Knapp Atelier at Maisonettestore.com.
Design gives me the chance to bond with clients on a personal level and build a partnership. Together we craft their living space that expresses my client’s personality and best vision of themselves.
The idea for my book came as a natural progression-interactions with people..sprinkled with a few lessons torn from the pages of my “Sex in The City”. I have kissed a lot of frogs sitting on bachelor pads and am still searching for my prince in a “modern-day” castle. Though tough at times, I love the journey of being single. It is a time to celebrate. It is a time to be free of boundaries but not free of good taste. I hope it brings just as much enjoyment, smiles and helpful tidbits as it did to write it.
What’s next? If you read this far, I believe I’ve hit the two minute mark and I am all timed out!
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