On tour today, is the fabulous Melissa Baldwin to talk about her love of reading and writing chick lit. After you’re finished reading her post, don’t forget to download her books!
I love Chick Lit therefore I write Chick Lit
I can still remember the first time I picked up one of Sophie Kinsella’s masterpieces; I was hooked right away. It was then that I became addicted to all things Chick Lit. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but especially when I could relate to the characters in the story. What woman hasn’t experienced relationship drama, a broken friendship, or a horrible boss? Being able to escape from real life into the pages of a new novel is an awesome feeling. To me, nothing compares to the excitement of picking up where I left off at a crucial point in a book. Becoming invested in the main character or rooting for her to get the man of her dreams is what Chick Lit is about.
So after years of escaping into the pages of some of the most beloved Chick Lit novels, I decided to combine my love of reading and writing to create my own stories. What an amazing feeling it is to think that someone may be escaping into my own novels as I did into Sophie’s. I absolutely love creating the lives of these fictional characters that are now a part of my life. Every book needs a heroine, a dreamy book boyfriend, and of course a villain. This perfect combination is what will draw readers back to these stories again and again. It is my greatest wish to bring as much joy to others as my favorite authors have brought to me.
Meredith: I love this cover!!!
About the Author
Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published two more novels, Wedding Haters and See You Soon Broadway.
Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer.
When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.
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.