Celebration of Bloggers/Blurb of Blogger Girl

Before writing books was even a blip on my radar, I was a blogger.  I blogged about everything from my friendships, to my family, to my BFF from high school who turned out to be a pretty horrible friend, to the effects of PMS on my personality, to unrequited crushes, to romantic relationships – especially romantic relationships.  I often surprised myself by how honest and open I was, even when it left me feeling very vulnerable or didn’t paint me in the best light.  I loved it.  There is something about putting all of your deepest thoughts in writing that is extremely cathartic.  While I was blogging, I became friendly with other bloggers across the globe, from Virginia, to Florida, to Kentucky to Belfast to Pittsburgh, to North Carolina to Australia and everywhere in between.  These “virtual” friends became as important to me as my off-line friends and I felt a stake in their lives just as they felt one in mine.  In many cases, these people knew more about me than the people I saw on a weekly basis.  After my first novel came out, I became less comfortable putting myself out there to such an intimate degree but I still keep in touch with some of these bloggers.  In fact, one has become a best “off line” friend and I’ve planned a vacation to visit her later this summer. 

Back when I was blogging personal experiences, I thought that was what “blogging” was – publishing an online personal diary.  At the time, I was not aware of book bloggers, beauty bloggers, mommy bloggers, fashion bloggers, food bloggers etc.  After Just Friends with Benefits came out and with my introduction to social media, I became very familiar with other types of bloggers, especially book bloggers.  Book bloggers have become a very important part of my publishing experience and some of them have become good friends of mine as well.  To take the influence of book bloggers on my life to a whole new level, they inspired the plot of my third soon-to-be-released novel, Blogger Girl.  Keep reading for the blurb of Blogger Girl, to be released in August, 2013.

To celebrate the launch of Blogger Girl, I have decided to celebrate blogging and bloggers in general beginning, July 16th.  Each day, I will host a different blogger on my website.   I have asked each blogger to either write a post about anything related to “blogging” or take part in an interview.  I have been the guest on a countless number of blogs over the past three years as an author and I think it’s time to turn the tables and give these amazing bloggers the spotlight.  So, stay tuned for guest posts from amazing bloggers like the following:  (I plan to continue the blogger celebration well after the release of Blogger Girl and so if you’d like to be featured, please let know!) 

Samantha March, author and founder of Chick Lit Plus
Kelly Perotti, author and founder of mommy blog Crib Notes Kelly Isabella Louise Anderson, founder of Chick Lit Goddess
Marlene Roberts Engel, founder of Book Mama Blog
Francine LaSala – author and founder of Clippings in the Shed
Stephanie Territo, founder of Steph the Bookworm
Eleanor Parker, founder of The Writing Life
Melissa Amster, founder of Chick Lit Central and Merryland Girl Blog Laura Chapman, founder of Change the Word
Kaley Stewart, founder of Books Etc.
Ashley Williams, founder of The Book Fetish Blog
Samantha Stroh Bailey, author and blogger
Michelle Bell, founder of Michelle’s Book Nook
Julie Valerie, founder of Chick Lit Chit Chat

And now, without further ado, the blurb to Blogger Girl!

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out.

A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, “Pastel is the New Black,” has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm.

While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads–and pages–across the land. And it’s also popped into Kim’s inbox–for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over all the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.


  1. Francine LaSala's Clippings In The Shed on July 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Can’t wait!

  2. Brea Brown on July 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Can’t wait to read that book and to see what some of those excellent bloggers have to say in your creative celebration of bloggers!

    • meredithgschorr on July 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks Brea! You are welcome to write a guest post about your blog experience with The Reluctant Blogger whenever you want – the blog celebration will go on after publication 🙂

  3. Nicky Wells on July 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Brilliant ~ love the idea of celebrating bloggers AND a novel about them too, wow. Bring it on!

  4. Nicky Wells on July 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    AWESOME!!! How totally inspired! I love the way you’re celebrating these bloggers AND the release of Blogger Girl. What a great idea! I’ll try to stop by as much as I can ~ I adore the bloggers on your list. Rock on, and best of luck (not that you need it). Yay! 🙂

    • meredithgschorr on July 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks so much Nicky! I’m so happy we solved the mystery of the missing comment 🙂

      • Nicky Wells on July 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        Ah, but not quite fixed yet ~ the issue persists on other blogs. Am just in the throes of convincing the anti-spam software that I’m legit. *sigh* Thanks for your support!!! XX 😉

        • meredithgschorr on July 9, 2013 at 12:55 am

          Yikes – I hope everything gets straightened out soon!

  5. Cat Lavoie on July 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Love that blurb! Can’t wait for for Blogger Girl!
    That is one awesome-filled line-up you have there! 🙂

    • meredithgschorr on July 9, 2013 at 12:55 am

      Thanks Cat! I’m so happy with the bloggers I have on board so far 🙂

  6. Libby Mercer on July 9, 2013 at 6:01 am

    What a fantastic plot you’ve got, Meredith! I’m super stoked to read this!! 🙂

  7. eileengoudge on July 16, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Love it! Great idea, great way to promote the people who make it all possible.

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