Contest!!! 3 LCB’s win a copy each of Leslie Carroll's “Herself” and an
One of my favorite publicists ever is HarperCollins' Buzzy Porter, a guy I make excuses to email cause he makes me laugh. He also knows his way around books -- a former bookseller, he -- so when Buzzy says "this book is great and the Bellas would love getting to know the author," well, I listen and make it so. Please, offer a warm, almost-St. Patty's-Day buongiorno to the very talented Miss Leslie...
Normally, if you’re one of those glass-is-half-full people, when life gives you lemons, you get out the juicer and make a refreshing beverage—right? And when you’re an author, when you are suddenly inundated with falling citrus—you write a book about it!
I’d had this idea for a while to send one of my feisty NYC heroines off to
So there I was in April of 2005 and my lover of nearly four years (he hated the word “boyfriend”) had recently dumped me for, oh, maybe the third or fourth time. I kept taking him back because the sex was so amazing—I sense that you Bellas know what that’s like, right—and well, yeah, because I was crazy about him. (Maybe I was just crazy—you’re welcome to chime in on that.)
And then I got the green light from
Being an actress as well as an author, as I write, I’m always making movies in my head. Even as I was plotting HERSELF, I thought of the novel as a film vehicle for
And if HERSELF were a movie, I’d be very tempted to pressure the producers to hire George Clooney for the role. But then again, Clooney could play the irrepressibly adorable and irresistibly charming Jamie Doyle, who worms his way into Tessa’s heart. And if Clooney doesn’t play Jamie, I guess the role might go to “Dr. McDreamy,” even though I’ve never seen his TV show.
Back to real life as I know it … that lover I mentioned? He got jealous of all the charming and adorable men I might have met in
What would you do if you had the chance for a “do-over”?
If you realized some pieces were missing, how would you find yourself?
Where would you go to discover that pot of gold that is your own fulfillment?
Would you go there alone, so that you had the chance to meet someone new?
Thanks, Michelle and the bellissima Bellas, for having me here today!