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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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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