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Pulp and Prejudice Book Signing

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Book News | 0 comments

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This is going to be a cool event. First of all, I have not done a book signing in quite a while. 2012 to be exact. And it’s probably time to come out of hiding. Secondly, I really enjoy one-woman shows, and this Jane Morris chick…she’s got quite the acting, writing, and directing chops. One-woman shows are fiercely emotional and full of life’s little truths, and this one happens to be about romance–in books, movies, and life. How awesome is that? Why don’t you come down on Sunday and find out.

I will be there with four other terrific romance writers: Maggie Marr, Allison Morse, Sylvie Fox, and Carol Ericson. And…I will have a very special deal on all three books in my Sex, Life, & Hannah chick lit series. Ripe for your summer reading. So…a book deal you don’t want to miss out on, a mini book fair, wine and snacks, and what’s sure to be a very funny show. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday evening. OK, maybe I can think of one or two things…involving an underwear model and some rope…but it’s not like you can’t do that AFTER the book signing and show.

See you there. No excuses.

Date & Time: Sunday, June 7th, 6:30 PM

Place: FanaticSalon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City, L.A.

Cost: $15

 

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Celebrate Chick Lit Month with a FREE Book

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Sex, Life, & Hannah Book Series | 0 comments


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May is International Chick Lit Month and to celebrate this genre that’s near and dear to my heart I decided to give all those that aren’t yet, an opportunity to get hooked on my chick lit series: Sex, Life, & Hannah.

Starting Sunday (May 31st) through June 4 you can get the first book in my chick lit series for FREE on Amazon Kindle. Sex, Life, & Hannah is a humorous tale about one woman’s insistent quest to find The One after her boyfriend of 5 and 1/2 years dumps her on New Year’s Eve. Surrounded by a cast of crazy friends, Hannah treads the infamous waters of heartbreak. If you’ve been through, or are going through, that late-twenty-something conundrum of trying to figure out whether the fairytale life really exists then this book series will definitely crack you up…or crack you in some godforsaken way. If not, then please write to me on how you avoided it.

p.s. the last book in the Sex, Life, & Hannah series is coming your way sometime towards the end of 2015 so this is the perfect time to get into the series and then find out how the saga ends.

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Hannah at The LATimes Bookfest 2015

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Book News | 0 comments

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Hello lovers,

Just a quick note about this year’s LA Times Festival of Books, otherwise known as #Bookfest, especially if you’re on Twitter. I will be there along with my fellow LA and OC Romance Authors supporting the most popular genre of books. Booth 916 is going to be filled with romance authors telling you about their latest books, signing their books, information about the LA and OC chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA) for all you aspiring romance writers, two HUGE giveaway baskets,  and lotsa free schwag, including Hannah schwag from your favorite chick lit series: Sex, Life, & Hannah. I’ve also heard through the grapevine that some of the signing authors are hiring “Booth Babes”, yes, hot hunky MEN that you can take…pictures with (and maybe take home for the right incentive:) so you don’t wanna miss out. I am currently scheduled to be there Saturday, April 18th…in case you want to take pictures with me or ask me any questions about the last book in the Sex, Life, & Hannah series, which I’ve been working on diligently, and is coming your way #October2015.

See you at the festival! xoxoxo, Hannah

 

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Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Life and Style | 0 comments

Another year is winding down and while it’s been sobering and challenging in many ways, there has been forward momentum and much to be grateful for. I finally got The Need done. I finally got an agent. I got to spend a month in Europe, exploring, visiting family I hadn’t seen in too long, and writing. I was healthy. I was loved. And I finally started work on the fourth and final book in the Sex, Life, & Hannah series. You can’t always get what you want, but hopefully every year you get a little something that you need. On that note, and after seeing so many fun video cards float around on Facebook this year, I couldn’t resist and decided to spend this past Friday afternoon effing off and casting some of my favorite Hollywood A-listers as Hannah’s lovers in a scene straight out of Sex, Life, & Hannah…well, a scene soon to be written.

Stay safe, stay warm, stay optimistic, and happy holidays, lovers.

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Life since July

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Life and Style | 0 comments

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A lot has happened since I wrote my last post, and specifically since July. There was of course my first Romance Writer’s of America (RWA) Conference in San Antonio, Texas, where I wowed several agents and editors into considering The Need for acquisition, got to hang out with some very cool authors like Shoshanna Evers, and yes, I saw the Alamo. I also noticed on the map that Austin was only an hour away, so after the conference I jetted up to visit with one of my dearest friends and made some new friends all while learning how to two-step in the 95-degree humidity. Then it was home (sort of) for a ridiculous amount of back and forth trips to Phoenix for a client where I got on a first name basis with much of the staff at the W and Phoenician. The corporate world has its perks…

I tried like a bat outta hell to be done with my new adult, lesbian, erotic thriller (can you say that ten times faster?) prior to departing for Europe in September. But this last revision tested my prowess as a writer like never before. I was nearly two years into perfecting this tale of two woman that fall in love while fighting to stay alive and I still had to take my work with me on vacation.

I’m not complaining.

Going to Europe as a 37 year old woman was a lot different than going ten years earlier. I wasn’t as enamored with finding the trendiest bars or the hottest beaches in Ibiza. Searching for yoga studios and vegan restaurants in Poland and Prague was far more rewarding than searching for underground parties. Clubbing ’til 6AM only to deal with a three-day hangover was replaced with jogs around castles and through parks and finding small cafés so I could write, drink espresso, and eat small baguettes with thinly sliced prosciutto and Mozzarella…

I got The Need done.

The day before my birthday and departure to the Czech Republic I put the finishing touches on that last chapter and those last few words, and I was able to escape with my lover, who decided to show up for my birthday (appropriately), to the city of some of the most amazing Gothic architecture I have ever seen. I celebrated the doubly momentous occasion by attending not one, but two, operas! Adult life has completely swept this woman. Of course, as challenging as it was to finish this manuscript in a way that keeps it edgy, dark, and controversial, but still has the promise of commercial viability, I know the greatest challenges lie ahead.

I’ve already sent the manuscript off to the three agents and three editors that requested it at RWA. As of today, I already have one offer for representation. This means more opportunities, but less control and working with a bigger team, and trusting that they know a thing or more than I do, and taking even more time to get my book out to the public when I consider it birthed and ready to go. I’m excited and nervous and I know I need to try something different, yet still wonder if I couldn’t do it better on my own, especially with all the lessons learned over the last nine years. And what if somewhere along this ride I make a mistake or they make a mistake? And that check engine light in the Porsche doesn’t go off in the next four weeks?

Life requires you take leaps of faith.

 

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