Welcome author Kathryn Biel to the Celebration of Chick Lit Tour – I’m so glad to read that we’ve swayed another women’s fiction author to the “light side” and am eager to read her first chick lit offering!
Chick Lit Was Calling My Name!
Thank you, Meredith, for letting me crash your blog today and introducing me to your readers. Normally, I write women’s fiction. I love to read chick lit, and always start off with the intention of writing a chick lit novel. However, my more serious side kicks in and my heroine has to deal with some heavy stuff.
This time, I swore it would be different. And it was. Chick lit was calling to me. This summer, I was smack dab in the middle (ok, the beginning third) of my sixth novel when I had a strong urge to write a holiday novella. For years, I’ve loved the song, Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses. You may not think you’ve ever heard it before, but I bet you have. I love the cute little story it tells of a woman who just can’t seem to get together with the perfect man. And so, Completions and Connections: A Romantic Holiday Novella was born.
I’ve never written a novella before, and this is my first pure chick lit attempt. Yeah, I’m hooked. I need to tell more of the story. When I finish my current work in progress (I’m almost done!), I’ll be starting on a follow-up to Completions and Connections, telling the story of Michele, Christine’s best friend. As soon as I started writing Michele, I knew she had more to her than being the trusty side-kick with not always the best advice. Michele is an aspiring fashion designer, and my love of Project Runway may influence this novel.
Even though I’m not always successful in writing chick lit, I do love to read it. I love the quirky heroines and the crazy predicaments they find themselves in. After I read Meredith’s Blogger Girl, I found myself wanting to talk to Meredith when I was having issues with a blogger. I had to separate the author from the story! I can’t wait to read Novelista Girl.
If you’d like to keep in touch or see if I’m successful in my quest to write a full-length chick lit novel, you can find me in the following places:
And if you’re in the mood for a sweet little taste of Christmas, check out Completions and Connections: A Romantic Holiday Novella.
Novelista Girl – Coming 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.