This Week in Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor

Happy Friday, chick lit fans!

Guess what? Our blog is now officially 1 year old. Our first post went up on September 19th, 2010.

Time flies, doesn’t it? What a year it’s been. We’ve established that chick lit is “so not dead,” we’ve debated the term “chick lit,” reviewed a lot of great books, and talked about industry and craft.

But to me, the most fun and important has been meeting so many wonderful readers and writers. Thanks to all who have posted and commented and been part of the chick lit community.

I can’t wait to see what this year brings!

If you have any thoughts as to what you’d like to see on the blog over the next year, leave a comment and let us know.

As for other chick lit news. . .

1. Last week, we discussed how author Polly Courtney left her publisher because she felt her books were being marketed as “chick lit.” This week, she explains her decision in this article.

She also explains her position in this interview:

What do you think of Polly Courtney’s interpretation of the chick lit label?

2. According to this article from USA Today, quite a few best-selling authors are now writing YA. What do you think it takes to make the transition?

Have a great weekend, and see you next week! 🙂

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. She just returned from a two month trip to Crete and Israel, where she visited  family and friends did her best to turn her travels into research and inspiration for her writing. You can visit her at