This Week In Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor

Happy Friday, Chick Lit fans!

We here at the blog hope you’ve had a good week.

Here are a few gems from the world of chick lit and romance.



You’ve got to love this article from USA Today in which romance authors, including Susan Elizabeth Phillips, explain what men can learn from romance novels.

Some great advice:

Gentlemen: If you want to show the woman you love how much you care, take a page from a romance novel: look into her eyes, focus on what she says and really talk to her.

This made me think of the guy who formed a book club with his groomsmen and started reading what his fiancee was reading so he could become a better man.

Hmm. Anyone see a trend forming?

And if you’re going to be alone this Valentine’s Day, fear not. Behold the world’s first Chick Lit Cookbook, brought to us by Erin Bolger.

With chapter names like Single and Sassy – What’s A Girl To Do? and recipes for delectable desserts like “Big Hurt Cheesecake,” you’ll be happy to spend Monday night slaving away in the kitchen.

And Just For Fun:

Next Week on the Blog:

Monday, we’ve got a guest post by the phenomenon that is Sarah Pekkanen, in which she shares the comedic tale of how she found her agent. And she’s giving away a copy of her brand new book Skipping a Beat!

Wednesday, we’ll be posting a review of the RITA award winning book Too Good to be True by Kristan Higgins.

Of course we’ll be back on Friday with another batch of chick lit news and links.


Have a great writing filled weekend. Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. By day, she is an elementary school computer teacher. You can visit her at

1 thought on “This Week In Chick Lit”

  1. I’m so glad you posted that USA Today story! It’s wonderful to have a recap of the week, and I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips. They’re right, too–it’s conversation that makes me feel valued. But HE likes it when I sit still and watch sports on TV. Go figure.

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