How fortunate I am to be in touch with the fine ladies at WOW! Women on Writing. WOW! has kicked off a book blog tour and I am one of their lucky hosts!
So, get your calendars ready: here’s the line up of fresh authors who will visit Writers Inspired this summer to dish on their newest books and the journey they took to get them published. (Plus, you’ll have a chance to win a copy of these books when commenting after their interviews)
Wednesday, May 20:
Elizabeth Fournier, author of All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates.
Genre: Memoir (reads like Chick Lit)
Elizabeth chronicles her true life dating spree as a marriage-minded mortician in her mid-30’s. Set off by her broken engagement, she enlists everyone in sight to set her up on blind dates in a passionate quest to meet just one really great guy. Armed with a 10-point list of dating criteria, skintight jeans, and flash cards on Nascar, football, and micro-breweries, she spends one full year doing the blind meet and greet. Names are changed to protect the rejected as she humorously dishes dot-com hotties, compulsive bloggers, and tattooed graduates of the Gene Simmons School of Dating. Bridget Jones would be proud of her American cousin.
Find out more about Elizabeth by visiting her website: http://elizabethfournier.com/
and her blog: All Men Are Cremated Equal Blog.
Tuesday, May 26:
Danette Haworth, author of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Have you almost been struck by lightning? Eleven-year-old Violet Raines has, in more ways than one. And when she’s not dodging lightning or outrunning alligators, she’s trying to keep the prissy new girl from stealing her best friends.
Wednesday, June 3:
Stephanie Riseley, author of Love From Both Sides: A True Story of Soul Survival and Sacred Sexuality.
Synopsis: In this memoir, memorial, and celebration, Stephanie Riseley shares the deeply emotional and powerfully physical story of the continued relationship between her and her husband Dan after his sudden death. Exploring the ways in which love and forgiveness can transcend the boundaries of life and death, the book intends to change perceptions of the emotional and spiritual relationships two people can share. Problematic marriages and challenging relationships will take on positive new dimensions.
Stephanie’s website: http://www.stephanieriseley.com/
Wednesday, June 10:
Mindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers
Genre: Southern Fiction
Synopsis: At age seventy-two, Emma Hanley plans to escape small-town Palmetto, South Carolina, and travel the globe. But when her fickle husband dies in undignified circumstances, Emma finds herself juggling the needs of her adult children. Her once free-spirited daughter Dora turns to compulsive shopping and a controlling husband to forget her wayward past. Her son Bobby still lives with her, afflicted with an illness that robbed him of his childhood promise.
Mindy’s website: http://www.mindyfriddle.com/
Sue Williams Silverman, author of Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir
Synopsis: Everyone has a story to tell. Fearless Confessions is a guidebook for people who want to take possession of their lives by putting their experiences down on paper–or in a Web site or e-book. Enhanced with illustrative examples from many different writers as well as writing exercises, this guide helps writers navigate a range of issues from craft to ethics to marketing and will be useful to both beginners and more accomplished writers.
Sue Silverman’s website: http://www.suewilliamsilverman.com/