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Meeting Jill Gambaro – author of The Truth about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Jill Gambaro has lived with multiple repetitive strain injuries known as a “double crush” for over 14 years. A former board member of the Los Angeles Repetitive Strain Injury Support Group and the Cumulative Trauma Disorders Resource Network, Jill has interviewed hundreds of doctors, lawyers, physical therapists, alternative healers, injured workers, members of the workers’ compensation community, and RSI sufferers. She is a professional writer and film producer.

The Jill Gambaro Interview

jill gambaroWhat is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

I’m a total marshmallow, very sentimental, love kittens and puppies. Most people only see how efficient I am.

What did the best review you ever had say about you and your work?

That my book should be required reading for Congress.

What did the worst review you ever had say about you and your work?

That I was just trying to scare people out of getting surgery.

Are the names of your characters important to you?

Very much so. For me, characterization begins with the name.

Are there any occupational hazards to being an author?

Two come to mind: first, carpal tunnel syndrome, though I didn’t get mine from writing; and second, the look on someone’s face when they realize that they could become the basis of a character in one of my stories. I always try to reassure them that characters are amalgamations of many different people, but very few ever believe me.

Have you ever written naked?

Yes, I wrote my second screenplay naked on my Lanai (back porch) while living in Hawaii. I was in a pretty remote place, but there was an air force base not too far away and a helicopter began circling the house. I had to go inside. I was very annoyed.

What is the single biggest challenge you faced when writing your book?

Carpal tunnel syndrome made it very difficult for me to type, so I used voice recognition software which wound up making writing much faster.

What was the most important thing you learned at school?

I studied dramatic writing at NYU and there were so many important things I learned there. But if I had to pick one, I would say that a man is known by his actions. It’s the basis for drama and can be applied in any writing, even life.



You can find The Truth about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Kindle and Hardcover formats here:

You can also catch up with Jill on her blog and Twitter



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