All Posts Tagged With: "Women’s Fiction"

The Smart One, Ellen Meister

Smart OneBev Bloomrosen thinks her sisters see her as a loser. Not that she minds being the Smart One, but she can’t imagine she’ll ever live up to her family’s expectations … especially since she left behind her artistic ambitions-along with her humor-impaired ex-husband-to pursue a career as a “mere” schoolteacher.

But her sisters have their own image problems. Clare, the Pretty One, married well and seems to have the perfect suburban life, yet worries that the paper thin fabric of her beautiful designer world is ripping apart. And Joey, the Wild One who had 15 minutes of fame as a one-hit-wonder rock star, struggles with sobriety and keeping the secret of her weirdest ambition yet. They love each other but mix like oil, water, and hundred-proof gin . . .  *as written on website ~ VISIT ELLEN’S WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART ONE

Carrie: What inspired you to The Smart One?Ellen Meister

Ellen:  I knew for a long time that I wanted to write a sister story … to explore the ways in which we continue to define ourselves by our childhood roles. Then, when I sat down to noodle with the first chapter and my protagonist’s voice emerged, I was charged! I knew that I could explore all the relationship issues I wanted to get into, but have a great time with it and take the readers on an entertaining ride.

Carrie:  Give us an idea of the plot without giving too much away.

Ellen:  When three adult sisters discover a decades-old body stuffed inside an industrial drum, they begin a bold, heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious journey that will either bring them together … or tear them apart for good.

Carrie:  What is the primary message you’d like your readers to take away from this book?

Lani Diane Rich and Samantha Graves, Will Write for Wine

Listen NowLaniJust a casual conversation with two authors who love wine and writing ~ Lani Diane Rich (Wish You Were Here) and Samantha Graves (Out of Time)WARNING: If this is the first Words To Mouth audio interview you’ve listened to…BEWARE!

This is a three-way telephone conversation and we had some issues with sound quality. Please be forgiving. Sometimes there’s a bit of overlap or extraneous noise…Specifically, something was a bit amiss with Lani’s phone line (found out later, her mic was mismatched), but just hang in there and bare with us ~ it really was a blast talking to these two writers and obvious heartfelt girlfriends.

Learn about their books, their shared podcast & forum, their advice for writers and just enjoy their fun-loving friendship…I sure did—Lots of Laughs!SamanthaGraves

To win a FREE copy of Lani and/or Sam’s new releases, leave a comment below or call 206-309-7318 and leave a voice mail message.

HURRY and go enter to win a beautiful diamond necklace at Sam’s website…time is of the essence!



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