Author Spotlight & New Release: Twin Piques

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Chick Lit, New Release | 0 comments

Author Spotlight & New Release: Twin Piques

Please welcome my good friend and fellow author Tracie Banister to Lauren Clark Books today!  Tracie has released her new book, Twin Piques, this week, and I am so excited to share the details with you! Twin Piques Summary Forensic accountant Sloane Tobin and kooky pet psychic Willa may have the same face, but that’s the only thing these identical twins have in common. How she can read the hearts and minds of animals has always been a mystery to Willa, and her rotten luck with men is equally baffling. Although she’s been looking for...

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Chicago Actress Narrates Pie Girls AudioBook!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 in AudioBooks, Chick Lit | 0 comments

Chicago Actress Narrates Pie Girls AudioBook!

Hello Everyone!! Just a quick note to say how much I’ve appreciated everyone’s love, encouragement, and support during 2014! I wanted to take just a few moments share a very exciting announcement with you. I was lucky enough to land an amazing actress to narrate the Pie Girls audiobook. Mary Hollis Inboden is best known for Boss (2011), Kam Kardashian (2012) and The Chicago Code (2011). JoBe Cerny and many other talented actors round out the cast.   The Pie Girls audiobook is just $13.96 for members of...

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Merry & Bright Tour Kick Off!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Book Tour, Chick Lit | 0 comments

Merry & Bright Tour Kick Off!

The Merry & Bright Holiday Tour kicks off today! Merry & Bright brings you six tales of Christmas cheer, featuring stories of budding romances, Southern charm, lost loves, heaps of humor, and lots of pie by authors Isabella Louise Anderson, Cindy Arora, Laura Chapman, Libby Mercer, and Nancy Scrofano. The collection also features my short story, “A Very Dixie Christmas,” which is a spin off of my Dancing Naked in Dixie novel set in Eufaula, Alabama. So …. Sip your eggnog, linger under the mistletoe, and make a...

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Why Good Writing Matters

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

Why Good Writing Matters

I am fascinated by the results of a recent writing and career-focused study conducted by Grammarly. Researchers at Grammarly surveyed over 400 freelancers to determine what impact writing skills have on a person’s career opportunities — with the goal of raising awareness of the importance of good writing. (Can I get an AMEN?) Grammarly shared the results in an infographic, which was picked up by The Huffington Post. Grammarly revealed that there is a strong correlation (although not necessarily causation) between writing skills,...

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Cyber Monday Book Deals!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in 99 Cent Book Deals, Chick Lit | 0 comments

Cyber Monday Book Deals!

Looking for great deals on some amazing books this Cyber Monday? Look no more! Below are books that are priced at 99 cents or lower – get them quick before the sale ends! From chick lit to women’s fiction to romance and more, we have something to keep everyone happy for this holiday! Find a special tweet at the end of each description and help us spread the word about these amazing deals! Today’s authors include Tracie Banister, Lydia Laceby, Isabella Louise Anderson, Cat Lavoie, Glynis Astie, Samantha March, Laura Chapman,...

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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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