If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . . By Samantha Stroh Bailey

I absolutely LOVE her book, “Finding Lucas” and am thrilled that Samantha Stroh Bailey could contribute to my blog this week!  Enjoy and if you haven’t checked out her book yet, you really should!
If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town, we would definitely start with some greasy burgers and drinks at a low-key pub and then head out for a night of shaking our booties at a dance club. Hanna and Lucy will, of course, have the best moves, but Jamie and I will try to keep up.
Can you ever really go back to the past?

After five long years of living with Derek, her former bad-boy-turned-metrosexual boyfriend, Jamie Ross finally reaches her breaking point. She’s had enough of his sneering disdain for her second hand wardrobe, unusual family, and low-paying job as the associate producer of Chicago’s sleaziest daytime talk show. When her new boss plans a segment on reuniting lost loves, Jamie remembers Lucas, her first love and the boy she’d lost ten years earlier. Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, Jamie goes on a hilarious, disastrous, and life-changing hunt to track Lucas down. But are some loves best left behind?

Samantha Stroh Bailey
Author of Finding Lucas, Available on Amazon and Kobo

Samantha Stroh Bailey
Author of Finding Lucas, Available on Amazon and Kobo

If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . . By Meredith Schorr, Author of “Blogger Girl”


If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town, the festivities would include food, spirits, and music. Because the main characters in three out of my four novels are New Yorkers with strong opinions, there would likely be much discussion about where to go for dinner. However, we all share an appreciation for sushi and would eventually decide on a Japanese restaurant with good ratings on Yelp that is BYOB so we could bring our own bottle(s) of Prosecco to share. After dinner and a nice buzz, we’d head to a Karaoke bar. Three out of four are veterans at Karaoke and the fourth? Well, give her an extra shot and she’s usually up for anything. (Not always a good thing, trust me.)

How the night would end:

Maggie from How Do You Know? would put a drunk Jane from A State of Jane in a cab and then go home and watch back-to-back episodes of Criminal Minds on the Ion Channel and ponder the wisdom of texting her ex.
Kim from Blogger Girl would call her boyfriend Nicholas for a late-night booty call.
Stephanie from Just Friends with Benefits would convince me to have one more drink (one = three) before crashing on my couch since she lives in D.C. She would no doubt keep me up all night with stories of her friends from college without realizing there is nothing she can tell me that I didn’t make up.

Blurb for Blogger Girl:

What happens when your high school nemesis becomes the shining star in a universe you pretty much saved? Book blogger Kimberly Long is about to find out.

A chick-lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, “Pastel is the New Black,” has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that “chick lit is dead” once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm. While Kim’s day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick-lit scene with a hot new book that’s turning heads–and pages–across the land. And it’s also popped into Kim’s inbox–for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim’s coming close to combustion over all the hype Hannah’s book is receiving. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.


A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing
when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was
probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and
blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit
and contemporary women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day
job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status.
Meredith is also the co-founder of BookBuzz, a live author/reader event held
annually. She is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.


Website: www.meredithschorr.com

Twitter: @meredithschorr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor

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If I Could Invite My Characters Out . . .

I’ve always said that the best part of writing has been meeting so many amazing Indie authors.  I’ve become fans of super talented writers with a unique voice and enduring characters.  So, I thought it would be fun to ask some of my favorite chick-lit/romance authors to complete the following sentence:

If I could invite my characters out for a night on the town . . . .

I’m happy to announce that several of them have graciously agreed to the challenge.  So, for the next few days starting tomorrow, I will be posting their responses.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I will!  I can’t wait to hear what they have to say about characters I’ve gotten to know and love through their books!

So without further delay, let the fun begin.