~ By Melina Kantor
Happy Friday, Chick Lit Fans!
It’s been another interesting week in the world of chick lit.
1. Did you know that May is International Chick Lit Month? How fantastic is it that there’s an entire month that honors our favorite genre? The month long celebration is hosted by Chicklit Club, Chick Lit is Not Dead and Novelicious.
Over at their Web site, there are author guest posts and giveaways, so make sure you check the site often.
My favorite quote about chick lit from their site:
It can inspire, intrigue and educate you. It can be about young women facing their first loves and career choices; right through to older women facing the loss of a life partner and a new direction in life. It can be about a fashionable, hip career girl from NYC, about a mother from England who’s lost her groove, or a country girl from Australia looking for her Mr Right. The women who write chick lit – and the women they write about – may be mothers, daughters, sisters; in love or still looking.
2. Last week, Emily Giffin fans joined together for a tour of some of the sites that appear in the movie version of Something Borrowed, which happens to open today.
Fun, right? And the day got even more special when Emily Giffin surprised the ladies and met them for a drink.
3. As you probably already know, May was kick off for Brenda Novak’s auction for diabetes research. If you haven’t already, you should check it out. Many of the items are geared towards romance writers, but there’s a huge selection.
Last year, I won a critique (over drinks!) from one of my favorite authors. We met at the RWA conference in Orlando. It was worth every penny, and it felt great to support such a worthy cause.
You can read more about the auction in this post from Heros and Heartbreakers.
Have a great weekend, everybody. 🙂
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 http://melinakantor.com.