Friday, September 19, 2008

Playing favorites

The wonderful peeps at Chick Lit Club asked me to choose my favorite novel of 2008. I was so honored to be asked! And it was an easy pick for me, since I absolutely gobbled up Emily Giffin's LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH. Go to their main page and then scroll down to see my review.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Here comes the bride

Okay, well, this post should actually be called "There went the bride" since my wedding was on May 25, but that doesn't have much of a ring to it, now does it?

Newsday did a lovely two page spread on our wedding this past Sunday. They've posted a link online, so please feel free to check it out here. There are tons of photos, too, so be sure to scroll down to the photo gallery. The photos were done by the amazing Hy Goldberg of Visions Photography and the flowers were done by Stefan's.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


As a chick lit author, I love any book that begins with a Jane Austen quote. Especially one that’s cleverly used, as in the opener to Jason Starr’s psychological thriller, THE FOLLOWER.

THE FOLLOWER is a dark tale about Katie Porter, and the man who stalks her, Peter Wells. Just one warning: Parents—you may never let your children move into their own apartment in Manhattan after you read this!

Starr does an excellent job of portraying single life amongst the 20-somethings living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan—and then skewering it. I loved the irony of how Katie’s creepy stalker, Peter, actually has many of the things that Katie would want in a man—the expensive co-op apartment, the big bank account, and the subtle good looks. Starr is making a powerful statement about single life in New York City, what we think we want, and what we deserve to get.

I was highly entertained by this book, and you will be, too. It was the first Jason Starr novel that I’ve ever read, and I will be back to read more.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

The winner of our Summer book giveaway has been announced! Congratulations go out to Joelle Quinn from New York City, who won the beach bag filled with books.

Not a winner? Don’t fret! The next big book giveaway will be in November, and we’ll be giving away even more great books for you to enter to win.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back to school!

Hey everyone! It's September, so it must be time to get back to teaching! Wanted to give you all the skinny on my upcoming classes.


Chick Lit Workshop
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

TUESDAYS, starting SEPTEMBER 9, 2008

Novel Writing: Chick Lit 8 Week Course
6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

They are great if you are still working on your novel, or just need to brush up before finishing your masterpiece!