To say I’m a Nicholas Sparks fan girl is an understatement. As most of you know, I up and moved across the country to the setting of his novels to write the first draft of Waiting at Hayden’s. So during my recent book tour, where I traveled through the South and then the East Coast introducing shopfiction™ to bookstores, I knew I had to stop in his hometown. The drive there was filled with excitement. And lots of missed exits and wrong turns (hence why I ended up having my sister’s friend, . . .
One of my all time favorite romantic comedies is Serendipity. If you aren’t familiar with the film it tells the story of two people Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) who fall for each other one night in New York City. The problem is both are dating other people. Jonathan thinks the night was so magical they should leave their significant others and be together, but Sara suggests they leave it up to destiny. She writes her name and number in a book—Love in the Time of Cholera—and . . .
This past year I’ve been busy branding a new reading experience format, shopfiction™, that will allow readers to shop their favorite characters’ clothes and home decor! In a previous post, I shared all about how this idea came to me. In this post, I’m excited to explain how shopfiction™ will work. fit and flare dresses My novel, Waiting at Hayden’s, will be published on July 10th and will be released in both print and digital formats. Digital: In the digital version of the book . . .
In the ten years I’ve been writing Waiting at Hayden’s I’ve moved several times, and each time I’ve had to find a new workspace. Sometimes that workspace has been outside the house. When I was living in Charleston, South Carolina I wrote six to eight hours a day at the two-story Starbucks on King Street (that was until the barista informed me that the cookie I ordered every single day was “bad for me.” I then started going to a place called Baked on East Bay Street—not because they had healthier . . .
Outfit Details Joie Skirt, Rails Top, Ash and Ky Bracelet “Do you want to go to a flapjack eating contest?” I often think about how different my life would be had I said no to this question a year and a half ago. I was living in Portland, Oregon at the time and visiting my cousins in Newport Beach, CA. They had to go to an event one afternoon so suggested I go to a flapjack eating contest with one of their friends in Laguna Beach. I had about a 0-5% interest in attending. But, I made a . . .
I’m so excited to announce that my novel, Waiting at Hayden’s, will be the first book to be published that will allow readers to shop the characters’ outfits and home decor! Growing up, I remember reading books like Sex and the City and wishing I could buy Carrie Bradshaw’s outfits. I’ve also been known to spend hours scouring the internet looking for home decor that’s similar to the items found in the characters’ homes in any Nancy Meyers’ movie. So, I decided to bring you a story where you . . .