Getting Around

The theme of my blog this week is “getting around.” No, I’m not talking about promiscuous women or man whores; I mean “getting around” as in travelling. Sorry if you’re disappointed…

 

Last week, Kimberly Long, the main character in Blogger Girl, took a trip to London to visit Emma Beckett, the main character in Talli Roland’s charming chick lit novel The Pollyanna Plan.  I have yet to visit London, but through Kim, I got to see Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park and many other beautiful destinations across the Atlantic.  You can read all about it here.

 

My niece Emily is flying in from Denver this week to visit NYU and she’s staying with me on Saturday night. I remember when Emily was born. She was such a beautiful baby, with thick blonde curls and chubby rosy cheeks and I fell in love with her at first sight. I cannot believe she is a senior in high school. How did she get so old when I haven’t aged one bit? One of life’s greatest mysteries 🙂

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Beginning November 4th, Blogger Girl is going on tour with Chick Lit Blog Tours. During the three week tour, reviews of Blogger Girl will be posted on such awesome blogs as Chick Lit Plus, Book Mama, Jersey Girl Book Reviews, Storm Goddess Book Reviews, Little Black Book Blog and more, along with guest posts on Books in the Burbs, Chick Lit Club Connect, Outside the Lines and more. I can’t wait!

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Finally, on November 7th, I will be jetting off to Toronto for BookBuzz Toronto. Some of you may remember the author “mix and mingle” I co-organized with my author “besties” Samantha (“Sam”) Stroh Bailey and Francine LaSala in New York City in May. The event was so successful that it’s going global! I’m so excited to see both Sam and Francine again and I cannot wait to meet the other participating authors: Cat Lavoie, Samantha March, Lydia Laceby, Heather Wardell, Kate Hilton, Chantel Guertin and Romi Moondi. And I’m super stoked to meet one of my favorite bloggers, Kaley Stewart from Books etc., face-to-face. I’ve honestly never met a Canadian I didn’t like and since Canada is the home of some of my favorite televisions shows like Degrassi High and Being Erica, I know it’s going to be fun!

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So, as you can see, there is a lot of “getting around” in my near future. Happy travels!

The Pollyanna Plan Meets Blogger Girl in London

As part of the United Authors of Chick Lit Promotion, I would like to welcome Talli Roland and Emma Beckett, the main character of her fabulous chick lit novel The Pollyanna Plan to my blog today.  As an aside, Talli is one of my favorite chick lit authors. I’ve read all but one of her books and so I’m kind of giddy about co-promoting with her. Additionally, I’ve never been to London so I get to live vicariously through Kim on her trip. I hope you’re as curious about how Emma showed Kim around London as I am!  When you’re finished, check out Talli’s Blog to see how Kimberly Long, the main character of Blogger Girl, showed Emma around the town in NYC and don’t forget to pick up The Pollyanna Plan. You won’t be sorry :).

The Pollyanna Plan Meets Blogger Girl in London

Since Kim from New York is passing through London, Emma has taken the day off to show her around the ‘hood. First of all, they climb to the top of chi-chi Primrose Hill, where Gwyneth  Paltrow resides.  As Kim is rather short, she has to struggle to keep up with Emma. Unfortunately, Paltrow et al weren’t around today.

The view from Primrose Hill.

They head down the incline towards Regent’s Canal, following the towpath that Emma only discovered after meeting Will, her boyfriend. Will lives on one of the brightly coloured canal boats in an area called Little Venice. It’s a gorgeous time of year for a walk on the canal, with the leaves shining gold in the sun.

Over lunch on a boat cum cafe docked in the basin, Kim confides she’s a chick lit addict. Emma’s not so keen, but since agreeing to the Pollyanna Plan – where she attempts to always see the upside – she decides to give it a try.

Lunch devoured, the pair decide to spend the afternoon in nearby Regent’s Park, lolling about on the grass and enjoying the lovely weather.

After a busy afternoon relaxing, hunger called and Emma led Kim back to her flat where she whipped up her infamous Thai curry. When the bottle of wine was polished off, Kim left to catch her flight back to New York, and the two promised to keep in touch.

About The Pollyanna Plan

 

Thirty-something Emma Beckett has always looked down on ‘the glass is half full’ optimists, believing it’s better to be realistic than delusional. But when she loses her high-powered job and fiancé in the same week, even Emma has difficulty keeping calm and carrying on. 

With her world spinning out of control and bolstered by a challenge from her best friend, Emma makes a radical decision. For the next year, she’ll behave like Pollyanna: attempting to always see the upside, no matter how dire the situation. 

Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea?

 

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon.com.