This FREE Q&A is for you!
The anthology, THIS IS CHICK LIT, was conceived of by author Lauren Baratz-Logsted, as a response to Elizabeth Merrick's THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT, ORIGINAL STORIES BY AMERICA'S BEST WOMEN WRITERS. Merrick's book is basically a slam on the subgenre (and in doing so, slamming all genre/commercial fiction, actually).
While the THIS IS CHICK LIT ladies "reach across the aisle" in an appednix in which they give their favorite books in multiple genres, including "literary," the Merrick books starts out in the intro: "Chick lit's formula numbs our senses. Literature, by contrast, grants us access to countless new cultures, places, and inner lives."
Do you agree with Merrick? Does a book have to bear the "literary" title to "grant access to countless new cultures, places, and inner lives"?
Come join our Q&A this weekend, Sept 8-10 to find out.
Lauren Baratz-Logsted (HOW NANCY DREW SAVED MY LIFE, out this week from Red Dress Ink, A THIN PINK LINE, CROSSING THE LINE, A LITTLE CHANGE OF FACE, and VERTIGO, out at the end of the month from Delta--a Victorian England romantic suspense)
Gena Showalter (ENSLAVE ME SWEETLY, AWAKEN ME DARKLY, JEWEL OF THE ATLANTIS, OH MY GOTH, PLAYING WITH FIRE, ANIMAL INSTINCTS)
Cara Lockwood (DIXIELAND SUSHI, I DID (BUT I WOULDN'T), PINK SLIP PARTY)
Kayla Perrin (GIMME AN O!, GETTING EVEN, THE DELTA SISTERS, THE SWEET SPOT)
Karen Siplin (HIS INSIGNIFICANT OTHER, VOODOO SEASON, SUCH A GIRL)
Jennifer Coburn (TALES FROM THE CRIB, REINVENTING MONA, THE WIFE OF REILLY)
Stephanie Lehmann (YOU COULD DO BETTER, THOUGHTS WHILE HAVING SEX)
Karin Gillespie (the Bottom Dollar Girls series)
Harley Jane Kozak (DATING IS MURDER, DATING DEAD MEN)
Deanna Carlyle (contributor to BenBella Books' WELCOME TO WISTERIA LANE, founder of the Chick Lit Yahoo Loop and the International Women's Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy)
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