Welcome author Glynis Astie to the celebration of chick lit tour. Glynis’s trio of chick lit novels are based on her very own fairytale and happily-ever-after – so inspiring and couldn’t happen to a nicer person (except, maybe, for me – JUST KIDDING)!!
I have always been a huge fan of Chick Lit. There’s just something about the combination of romance and comedy that leaves me breathless. (Either from laughing too hard or enjoying the passionate moments. Take your pick!) I love being able to check my stress at the door, grab my Kindle and snuggle down with the latest book from one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend Ms. Schorr’s books for these couch excursions!
In an odd twist of fate, I now find myself an author of Chick Lit as well. I consider it odd because I had never aspired to be an author. In fact, I despised writing. Imagine that? What could possibly propel me to take on a task as overwhelming as writing a book? You guessed it. A love story. An amazing, heartwarming, downright swoonworthy love story.
I met my husband fourteen years ago in a very loud and crowded bar. Sounds romantic, right? (Wait for it.) He was visiting the US on assignment from Paris and set out one night in search of adventure. I think he may have ended up with more than he bargained for when I crossed his path! He called me the next morning, we dated for five weeks and then I asked him to marry me. (What?!)
I cannot tell you what possessed me to do such a crazy thing. It may have had something to do with his suggestion of flying to Vegas to get married–without actually popping the question–or it may have been my absolute certainty this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Either way, all these years later, I’m still in love with the gorgeous, funny and charming Frenchman who ordered me my first and last Coffin. (Tequila, gin and vodka over ice. I don’t recommend it.)
Our story had all the elements of a great Chick Lit novel–romance, drama, a colorful cast of characters and plenty of hijinks. It practically wrote itself! Since I quickly discovered one book wouldn’t be able to cover everything, our story then wrote itself into a trilogy. (And there just may be a holiday novella in the future. Shhh!)
I have told my husband these books are a love letter to him. For a man whose idea of engrossing reading involves a stack of technical books, this may seem questionable, but to his credit, he has read and enjoyed them all. Or so he tells me! In the end, I’m grateful not only to have lived our adventures, but to be able to share them with Chick Lit aficionados the world over. Who doesn’t love a real-life fairy tale?
Glynis never expected in her wildest dreams to be a writer. After thirteen years in the Human Resources Industry, she decided to stay at home with her two amazing sons. Ever in search of a project, she was inspired to write the story of how she met and married her wonderfully romantic French husband, Sebastien, in six short months. The end result became her first novel, French Twist. As this was just the beginning of their epic love story, Glynis continued to chronicle their adventures in the sequel, French Toast and the final installment in the series, French Fry. When Glynis is not writing, she is trying to keep the peace amongst the three men and two cats in her life, finding missing body parts (Lego pieces are small!), supervising a myriad of homework assignments and keeping a tenuous hold on her sanity by consuming whatever chocolate is in the vicinity.
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Novelista Girl – January 6, 2016
Readers first met sassy Kimberly Long in Blogger Girl, and now the feisty New Yorker is back in a sequel packed with quick wit, friendship, heartache, and, of course, romance.
Kim runs the most popular chick lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream to become a published author. At first glance, her life is five-pink-champagne-flutes worthy.
But is there more to the story than meets the eye?
After hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead” more times than she’s read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick lit author, Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident “mean girl.” As if Kim doesn’t have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog Pastel Is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim’s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn’t see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar.
This is the year when all of Kim’s dreams—professional and romantic—are supposed to come true, but will the story have a happily ever after, or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone?
This novel can be read as a sequel or as a standalone and is best accompanied by a cocktail, preferably a pink one.