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

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Check Out My Interview!

I’m thrilled to have been featured on Victoria J Brown’s website as a chick lit author.  Victoria is a fellow chick lit author herself and has written some great books that I’m sure, if you are a lover of anything chick lit, you would enjoy. Check out her interview on my blog!  

For my interview, click on the link below. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!



Thumbs Up to the Book Reviewers

As a writer, there are a few dates that stand out as memorable ones to me.  The first one is the day I sat down and started writing my first novel (getting started is always the hardest part).  The second date was when I published it and saw my book listed on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles with my name on the cover! (I still can’t get over that one.  It still seems so surreal to me).  The third date is when I received my first positive book review. I can’t describe the thrill I felt reading the wonderful comments from someone who actually enjoyed my book because, up until then, although you love your story, your family and friends love it, there is still that dread that follows you around.  What if no one else likes what you wrote?  What if they think it’s crap?  Where do I go from there? Hide under a rock? Change my name and move to Antarctica?

But then I received my first good review and as I was reading each sentence, I felt myself actually floating on air.  I kept rereading it, waiting for someone to tell me it was but some practical joke.  But it wasn’t.  Someone really liked my book!  Yay! I didn’t have to move to Antarctica or hide under a rock in shame.  I could hold my head up high, knowing that someone actually did like what I was doing.  I was on such a high that entire day; and it lasted well into the evening (I don’t think I touched ground).  Nothing could bring me down, not even that ticket I got for running yet another stop sign nor the long, never ending line at the supermarket held back by the notorious little old lady who, once again, had misplaced her charge card deep into the secret pockets of her bottomless tote. I woke up the next morning still in a happy mood (even before having that first cup of coffee-which, for me, is saying a lot).  I guess you can say I was relishing in the moment.

Since then, I have met some pretty wonderful people who have taken the time to read my novels in exchange for their honest reviews.  Many of them have lives outside of the wonderful world of literature we are all lucky to be a part of.  Many of them work full-time jobs and have families.  Some are planning major events such as weddings and vacations.  Yet, they somehow find the time and energy to pick up my book (and many others), read it and then write about it.   I’m amazed by their dedication and commitment and I appreciate their constructive feedback.  They’ve given me so much to take with me into my next story.

So, with no further delay, I would like to dedicate this blog to the book reviewers. The fastest readers I know!  A special group of people who love reading good stories as much as I do.  I so appreciate what you do for me and for so many other authors out there.  Keep the reviews coming.