If you’re a Chick Lit lover like I am, it would be hard to believe if you haven’t heard of the awesome and delightful website, Chick Lit Central! My favorite thing about these ladies is that they are true to their beloved genre, Chick Lit! For this reason, I am happy to announce that they are the first guests on Chick Lit Goddess to write their own post!
Let’s read what they have to say, shall we?:
Melissa Patafio and I knew each other when we were growing up. We lived two doors down from each other and hung out all the time. Then we both moved away from the neighborhood sometime after I graduated high school. We found each other on Facebook in 2008 and reconnected. Soon, we realized that we had a love for chick lit in common, starting with Marian Keyes. I started including her in some group e-mails to discuss chick lit with some other friends of mine. Then I realized that I wanted a broader audience with whom to discuss chick lit. I started Chick Lit Central on Facebook in 2009, as a result. However, I didn’t do much with it at the time. In the spring of 2010, I decided to revisit that Facebook group and also start a blog to go along with it. The first author to support this group was Sarah Pekkanen. I got an advanced copy of her amazing first novel, “The Opposite of Me.” In the meantime, I had won books from other blogs and reviewed those, as well. I also decided to start doing interviews. Allie Larkin was my first interview to promote “Stay” (another amazing novel). When Jane Green said she’d do an interview with us, I just HAD to ask Melissa Patafio to participate. After that point, she became a natural partner for the blog. While things were slow at first, they started taking off by the end of 2010. In the spring of 2011, I met Amy Bromberg and we automatically bonded over chick lit and other common interests. She had “auditioned” to be an associate reviewer, but unfortunately wasn’t chosen by the judges at the time. (We did get three wonderful reviewers though!) I decided to have Amy come on as a promotional associate, as she was doing so much to promote our group and blog without even being asked! She knows the chick lit world better than I do sometimes!
We definitely see the Chick lit genre remaining strong within the next five years. There are more and more authors, both overseas and in North America, writing Chiclkit themed novels. Many of these authors are signed on with some of the big publishing houses. And the well known chick lit authors keep coming out with new books (ex. Jennifer Weiner and Jane Green). The fact that this keeps happening is an excellent good sign! Long live CHICKLIT!
The ladies at Chick Lit Central would love to hear from you!
**You can also contact Amy, who is also a publicist, at the following: