Tote Winner & Book Reviewer Angie Young

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in contests, Giveaway | 0 comments

Tote Winner & Book Reviewer Angie Young

I’m pleased to announce that Angie Young is the winner of this week’s Wine/Water Bottle Tote bag. When I wrote to tell her that she’s won the giveaway, I joked that she has the luck of the Irish, because it’s the second time she’s won one of my contests! As fate would have it, Angie confirmed that she IS actually half-Irish! Angie is a book reviewer and the owner of the fabulous Little Reading Cabin blog, which she runs from Big Sandy, Tennessee. I met Angie during my Goddess Fish Review Tour for Pie Girls. She...

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2 Awards for Pie Girls & A Prize for You

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2 Awards for Pie Girls & A Prize for You

2 Awards for Pie Girls & A Prize for You   Monday, I was doubly blessed with good news. In the morning, I received an email from the Romance Writers of America’s national chapter for Contemporary Romance Writers.     The RWA email announced that Pie Girls had been selected as one of three finalists for the 2014 Stiletto Contest for novels with strong romantic elements. (Winners will be announced in January of 2015). I’m in the company of two other stellar writers, and feel fortunate that Allison Carroll, the HQN...

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Happy Fall, Y’all with Favorite Author Quotes!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy Fall, Y’all with Favorite Author Quotes!

Happy Fall, Y’all with Favorite Author Quotes! It’s November! Can you believe it?  Happy NANOWRIMO to any of you tackling the month’s challenge to conjure up 50,000 words by November 30th. I’m going to do my best … and my project will be the sequel to Dancing Naked in Dixie! I’ll talk about that more in another post, but first, I wanted to celebrate the season, by sharing some favorite author quotes about crisp, cooler weather:   “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” —F....

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The Self-Printed 3.0 Splash! (With Prizes)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Non Fiction, Writing Advice | 0 comments

The Self-Printed 3.0 Splash! (With Prizes)

Today, I’m welcoming the fabulous Catherine Ryan Howard to Lauren Clark Books! Catherine is the author of Self-Printed and creator of the very popular and fantastic blog site, Catherine, Caffeinated. Since I began my career as an author, I’ve devoured SO many books on writing, publishing, and marketing. In my opinion, Self-Printed is one of the must-have books on self (indie) publishing. My original copy is worn-out, creased, and full of pages I’ve marked, so I can’t wait to pick up this new (and improved) version! If...

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Pie Girls Tote Bag Winners

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in contests, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pie Girls Tote Bag Winners

Pie Girls Tote Bag Winners   I’m so thrilled to announce my winners of the PIE GIRLS tote bag giveaway! First, thank you to everyone who entered…I appreciate all of the enthusiasm and excitement over the contest. It’s doubly fun for me, as we have TWO winners this time!   Here we go. Our winners: Congratulations to Angie Young, who’s a blogger at The Little Reading Cabin! And further congratulations to Margaret Rushton, who lives in Brookline, New Hampshire! As soon as I have your addresses, ladies,...

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Author Spotlight on Cindy Aurora

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Book Review | 0 comments

Author Spotlight on Cindy Aurora

Cindy Arora & Heartbreak Cake Today, I welcome author and my sweet friend Cindy Arora to Lauren Clark Books! Cindy is the author of debut novel Heartbreak Cake, which fans call “the perfect blend of food, romance, and friendship.” Short Summary:  Business is sweet for pastry chef Indira Aguilar. Her indie bakery, Cake Pan, is fast becoming the talk of the wedding circuit for its unique take on cakes and homespun creations for the modern bride, garnering national recognition and drawing in celebrity clients. But while her...

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Chick Lit Plus Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Book Tour | 0 comments

Chick Lit Plus Blog Tour & Giveaway

Chick Lit Plus Blog Tour Kickoff & Giveaway!   I’m very excited to announce the kickoff of my Pie Girls tour with Chick Lit Plus October 6-20, 2014! Author and CLP founder Samantha March has organized the tour and arranged 11 fun stops along the way! I hope you’ll check them out and enter in the giveaway for 3 signed paperback copies of Dancing Naked in Dixie (with swag, of course!)   Here are the tour dates:   October 6 – Chick Lit Plus  (LIVE NOW!) October 9 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner October 10 – Little...

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Welcome Fall! Pie Girls Tote Bag Giveaway!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Giveaway | 0 comments

Welcome Fall! Pie Girls Tote Bag Giveaway!

 Pie Girls Tote Bag Giveaway!   Here in Mobile, Alabama, it’s beginning to seem a lot like fall! And I realize for the rest of the country, that may be old news, but in the Deep South, highs in the low 80s seems like paradise compared to the steamy 95 degree summer afternoons! To celebrate, I’m giving away (2) Pie Girls Tote Bags, roomy enough to carry a dozen books, an arm load of children’s toys, or your groceries home from the store. My rafflecopter giveaway will run until Midnight, October 11th. The winners will be...

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Pie Girls Review Tour & $20 Giveaway

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Book Tour | 0 comments

Pie Girls Review Tour & $20 Giveaway

Love Fun, Sassy, Southern Chick Lit? Like gift cards?  Want to check out some new blogs? Follow along, comment, and win on the Goddess Fish Pie Girls Tour! All of the fun starts today! REVIEW TOUR – What will these bloggers bestow on Pie Girls? September 16: Harps Romance Book Review September 19: Bunny’s Review October 3: Reading Reality October 10: Zee Monodee – Author’s Corner October 17: A Cup Of Tea and A Big Book October 24: Queen of All She Reads October 31: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love November 7: Booklover...

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Books, My Bio, & Paying It Forward

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Paying It Forward | 0 comments

Books, My Bio, & Paying It Forward

Books, My Bio, & Paying It Forward   If you’ve read my bio, you’ll know that I’m a big proponent of paying it forward. Quite simply, it means doing good deeds for others without asking for anything in return. If you’ve seen the movie ‘Pay It Forward’ or read the novel, it’s a story about a boy who does three good deeds for others in need. In return, all that he wants is for those people to do good deeds for others and keep the cycle going. One good deed might not seem like it would make a difference,...

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