Monday, October 20, 2008

What's Up with ChickLitGurrl: high on LATTES & WRITING?

Shon Bacon, aka ChickLitGurrl, started the blog CHICKLITGURRL: high on LATTES & WRITING in 2005 to showcase the talents of women writers; she wanted to know what inspired them to write, she wanted to know the trials they faced to get published, and she wanted to know what they were doing to promote their published works. She also wanted to know the "other" side - how they managed writing in their busy lives, what they did outside of writing.

In those four years, Shon has interviewed over 60 writers, and in 2008 alone, she's interviewed nearly 30, to include Abiola Abrams, Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Jennifer Banash, Liane Bonin, Lisa Mondello, Lutishia Lovely, Marissa Monteilh, Niambi Davis, Paula Chase-Hyman, Shannon McKelden, Shelley Halima, Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, and Yasmin Coleman!

It's never to late to check out the interviews; in the right hand column, the interviews are located by YEAR.

For 2009, Shon plans to spotlight TWELVE AUTHORS, one every month. HOWEVER, she's only spotlighting indie authors - those who are self-publishing or those who are published through small, indie presses. Books have to be published AFTER July 1, 2008.

If you fit into those two categories, send her an e-mail at and provide her with the following info:

Book title:
Book genre:
Book description:
Publishing house (and url):
Publication date:

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