First order of business, I'm excited to announce the winners for the Starring in the Movie of my Life giveaway!
Leah Miller you won the print copy
Kathy Schneider you won the ebook!
You will be contacted by the author shortly to arrange delivery! Yay!
I have had such a blast featuring Laurel Osterkamp and her book Starring in the Movie of my Life this month that I wanted to share some of her other work with you!
Following My Toes
Even if nobody believes her, Faith Emerson knows she’s psychic. After all, she totally saw it coming when Peter, her boyfriend of two years, dumped her for her best friend.
Heartbroken, Faith needs a fresh start. So when her good friend Carolyn suggests she move from Duluth to Minneapolis, Faith takes the plunge and embarks on a new adventure. However, Faith soon learns things don’t always go as planned when she’s forced to deal with a coffee shop customer from hell, a bruised tailbone, a phone-sex operator roommate, a freeloading little sister, her parents’ taxidermy convention, and a new love interest who may be stalking her. Yet every time Faith tries to rely on her perceptive abilities, friends or family accuse her of being self-involved.
Faith believes in love, but knows she must solve the stalker mystery before she can trust any of the new men in her life. In the process she discovers that she has more to learn about following her heart and following her instincts than she ever imagined.
Following My Toes is a tale of love and forgiveness, told with humor and a fresh, innovative voice!
Comedy writer and award-winning novelist Laurel Osterkamp has written a funny and moving novella about life, love, and politics as seen through the unique lens of Lucy Jones, a quintessential girl-next-door who is obsessed with political campaigns. Liberal, idealistic, and struggling to find her way, Lucy has an easier time believing in causes than she does in herself. But in the midst of analyzing the mistakes made by past political candidates, Lucy attempts to figure out her own choices when it comes to both her private and public life. There's her high school sweetheart Jack, Monty, Jack's magnetic older brother, and her politician boyfriend, Drew. Can any of these men offer Lucy a campaign promise to believe in?
This 19,000 word novella (roughly 60 print-book pages) spans twenty years and offers five slice-of-life vignettes in the life of Lucy Jones:
–The Prom and John Bayard Anderson
–The Wedding and Gary Hart
–The Funeral and Paul Wellstone
–The Baby Shower and Pat Schroeder
–The High School Reunion and Michele Bachmann
*Note – This book has a liberal slant. If you're a Michele Bachmann fan, you probably won't enjoy it.
Looking For Ward
What if your love disappeared and your loyalties changed? Would you change your life, or would it change you? In Looking For Ward a bride-to-be confronts these questions as she faces the ultimate threat to her wedding plans.
Meet Chloe Langley, a wannabe jewelry designer and spoiled Daddy’s girl. Chloe is used to getting what she wants, and for months she’s been planning the dream wedding for herself and her finance, Ward. Then, thirty days before their wedding day, Ward disappears, leaving only an e-mail, instructing her not to look for him.
In the month leading up to her wedding, Chloe must decide if and how she should find Ward, whom to trust, when to let go, and what to do about their wedding plans.
The story is told through a series of e-mails between Chloe, her best-friend Bethany, and Ward’s best man Owen. As the month goes on and the wedding date gets closer, secrets come out that change the lives of everyone involved. In the process Chloe discovers the true meaning of love and loyalty, and finds that she’s capable of more than she ever thought possible.
Looking For Ward is a wonderful story about what it means to believe in love, and to believe in yourself.