A number of bloggers have jumped on board for my first blog tour, the Please Mention It tour – in January and February 2015. There are guest posts, Q+As and extracts so make sure you drop by each stop.
January 5: Connect – Excerpt
Read about an embarrassing red carpet encounter.
January 10: I Heart Chick Lit – In Defence of Infidelity (In Fictional Life)
A colleague and I were discussing a moral dilemma. A thirty-something friend of hers had bumped into an old boyfriend. He was single but she was married with two small children. She loved her husband but felt their marriage had grown stale and she wanted to know if the spark she felt with her ex that night was real. She wanted to know if she should go ahead and have an affair.
January 14: Bookaholic Confessions – The Rise of Celebrity Worship
It’s a sign of our times that people know more about celebrities – the movie stars, the pop stars, the It girls – than the movers and shakers in the political and business world. But is celebrity gossip really all that bad? Continue reading
January 19: Shaz’s Book Blog – Debut Spotlight Q+As
Find out the challenges I had writing my novel, which celebrity I would like to endorse my book, my shameful literary confessions and the six fictional characters I would invite to a dinner party.
January 22: One More Page – What Did We Do Before Social Media?
If you are like me, mornings always start with a quick stretch. A stretch, that is, to reach my smartphone on my bedside table. And from the comfort of my warm bed, I can scroll through all the emails, Facebook updates and tweets that have come through overnight.
January 27: Eve’s Chick Lit Reviews – Remembering Those Memorable Concerts
From Duran Duran disappointment, to Green Day mosh pit and Bieber fever, Bree Darcy recalls her special concert moments. Read more
January 29: Karma for Life Chick – Q+A
Do opposites attract, how do blogs help authors, what book got me hooked on chick lit and what is my favourite rom-com.
February 3: Chick Lit Central – Someone We Want to Mention
Which authors have inspired me, what keeps me writing and who would I cast in the lead roles of a Don’t Mention the Rock Star movie? Read more
February 6: A Spoonful of Happy Endings – Interview
Making the switch from blogger to author, the three things I couldn’t live without and why if I had a superpower I’d travel back to 1989. Read more
February 10: Leah Loves – Bree Darcy Loves
I reveal five of my personal passions – from rom-coms to 80s pop culture. For anyone who lived through the 80s and doesn’t think it was rad, I’d simply say to them: “what are you talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”
January 12: Novel Kicks – Q+A
Find out which three books made a big impact, what my writing process is like and the fictional character I’d like to swap places with. (Hint: I’d have to travel back to 1963 in the Catskill Mountains.) Read more
February 16: Chick Lit Uncovered – Interview
Elle uncovers what I think of that chick lit label, my rock star crushes, the song that best sums up Don’t Mention the Rock Star and which celebrity should write a novel. Read more
February 23: We Heart Writing – Why I Went the Indie Route
While I was writing my debut novel, Don’t Mention the Rock Star, people would often inquire about my publishing plans. When I mentioned my intention to submit it to a handful of cherry-picked publishers, some were surprised. ‘Haven’t you read about all those indie writers making a fortune?’ ‘Don’t you have the perfect platform to promote your work through your chick lit connections?’ ‘What do you need a publisher for?’