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“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chick Lit and Cupcakes!

I have some exciting news!
My daughter Liesel's debut novel is coming out on Sept 20, which by the way, is 
her birthday!! 

Her book is called Roxanne in La La Land, a chick lit novel (WiDo Publishing).

Love and success, isn't that what every girl wants? At eighteen, I moved to Southern California, hoping to find it. And I did, eventually . . . but nothing like I expected. New to Los Angeles, Roxanne Donaly spends her days dressing mannequins, and her nights drawing pictures of her cat, Danny Boy. Definitely the wrong way to find stardom, or Prince Charming either, for that matter . . . .But forget love, I am pursuing my dream to become a famous movie star. I moved to L.A. to be successful, and be successful I will! I'm just not getting any parts yet. Which totally sucks. Success is the only thing I really want in life. Besides love. Success and love. Sigh . . . .

I'll be interviewing her on that very special day, this coming Tuesday. Don't miss it. There will be cupcakes!


41 comments:

  1. Congrats! Sounds delicious! I hope ROXANNE IN LA LA LAND finds a great audience.

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  2. Congratulations to Liesel! There really couldn't be a better date for an author's debut release, could there?

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  3. Magan, Isn't it cool? I am so proud of her. And I have a son doing NaNoWriMo this year, his first time ever attempting a novel.

    Paul, Really, really.

    Heather, I hope so, it's such a good book. A fun read!

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  4. Congratulations to your daughter! One big writing family.

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  5. omg, congratulations to your daughter! That is aweesome!

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  6. Congrats to Liesel! I know you must be so proud. :)

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  7. Congratulations to your daughter - you must both be so excited:-)

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  8. How wonderful for your daughter ... and YOU! I can't think of a better birthday present. (PSSSST, MY birthday's in December ...)

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  9. Wow, how wonderful for her. This will be a birthday she will not forget.

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  10. Excellent! Congratulations. What a great release date too.

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  11. Sounds like a great book. I'll have to check it out. Congratulations.

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  12. That is so Awesome!!!! And on her birthday? Plus it sounds like such a great read. =)

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  13. That is wonderful! What a great birthday present.

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  14. Wow, how exciting! You have some really talented people in your family... including you!

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  15. Awwww yay!!! Your family is most talented lovely KarenG!! Huge congratulations to your Liesel and on her birthday too!! Wonderful news!!! All the best! Take care
    x

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  16. Hi Proud Mama .. and Liesel .. congratulations - such good news and excellent time .. many celebrations happening on the 20th .. Roxanne in La La Land sounds intriguing .. cheers Hilary

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  17. Oh, well done. Way to go Liesel! (And take a bow, proud mom.) And the book is coming out on her birthday! Fabulous.
    One strange thought. I thought Chicklit was a kind of gum. Need to upgrade my thinking.

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  18. Yay! Sounds like a fun book. I guess talent runs through the family!

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  19. That's so great! Congratulations to both of you! :)

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  20. Interview with your daughter AND cupcakes. How can we turn down an invitation like that ;-)

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  21. Congratulations to the whole family!

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  22. Congrats to her. The cupcakes look yummy.

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  23. Congratulations to your daughter. You must be so proud. Continued success to you both.

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  24. Wow, that's so exciting! Congratulations to Liesel! I hope she has a great birthday week.

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  25. Fantastic! And I love several people born on Sept. 20th, including my bestest pal. It looks like a great read - guess the apple doesn't etc...

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  26. Congrats to Liesel! Obviously writing talent runs in the family. (By the way, she also shares a birthday with my hubby..popular date Sept 20th)
    What an exciting birthday present!

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  27. Wonderful news! Congratulations to her.

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  28. congratulations!
    are you sharing the cupcakes? they look yummy :)

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  29. Wow - great stuff. Talent obviously runs in the family ...

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  30. Hi Karen, Wow! Happy Birthday and Congrats to your daughter, that is fantastic!! I'm so enjoying Uncut Diamonds :)

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  31. oh, man! How awesome! Congrats for your daughter, and you must be so proud. I would love it if one of my little ladies became a novelist w/me. :o)

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  32. That is so awesome....congratulations! I love cupcakes & look forward to the interview!

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  33. Woo hoo! So talent runs in the family, I see. This must be so exciting for her AND for you! Congratulations. And by the way, I LOVE the title of her book.

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  34. Best wishes to your daughter and Roxanne in La La Land. Writing must be in your family's DNA.

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