Archives for December 2010

Book Trailer Fridays – Caroline Leavitt & Pictures of You

Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays!

I’ve been busy working on J’s Christmas present like crazy this week. If I can manage to keep it a secret for another twelve hours or so, it may actually be the first year ever, that he hasn’t found out about his gift before Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

This week’s book trailer is for Caroline Leavitt’s book PICTURES OF YOU, which is currently at the top of my TBR pile.

I love how eerie the trailer is!

Here’s what critics are saying about PICTURES OF YOU:

“Caroline Leavitt plumbs the depths of grief and forgiveness in the lovely Pictures Of You.”  

~Vanity Fair, Hot Type

“Suspenseful…gripping. Leavitt is superb at revealing the secrecy inside many marriages and the way children grieve; several moving scenes involve Sam, who has come to imagine Isabelle as a crash scene “angel” who will take him to his mother. Most impressive is how Leavitt deals head-on with well-meaning people who come to realize, too late, that even an imperfect life is irreplaceable.”  

~Jane Ciabattari, O, the Oprah Magazine

What’s on your To Be Read pile?

Wordless Wednesday – Snow!

Book Trailer Fridays – Claire Cook & Seven Year Switch!

I’m not sure if book trailers are something people outside of the writer/book blogger world are very aware of. Every time I mentioned the book trailer for STAY during the production process, people would ask what a book trailer is.

It’s simple! A book trailer is like a movie trailer, but for a book! Lots of authors produce them, and they’re a great way to get a feel for a new book.

For my very first Book Trailer Friday post, here’s the trailer to one of my favorite books this year: SEVEN YEAR SWITCH, by Claire Cook.

About the Book:

Just when Jill Murray’s finally figured out how to manage on her own, her ex-husband proves that he can’t even run away reliably. After seven long years missing in action, he’s back — crashing into the man-free existence Jill and her ten-year-old daughter have built so carefully. And what’s a good mother to do? To a child, even a deadbeat dad is better than no dad at all.

Jill’s life just hasn’t turned out quite the way she planned. By now, she’d hoped to be jetting around the world as a high-end cultural coach. Instead, she’s answering phones for a local travel agency and teaching cooking classes at the community center.

Enter free-spirited entrepreneur Billy, who hires Jill as a consultant for an upcoming business trip. Is their relationship veering off in a new direction? And what about her ex? Jill couldn’t possibly still have feelings for him . . . could she? Suddenly, her no-boys-allowed life is anything but.

They say that every seven years you become a completely new person, but Jill isn’t sure she’s ready for the big change. It takes a Costa Rican getaway to help her make a choice — not so much between the two men in her life, but between the woman she is and the one she wants to be.

Here’s what critics are saying about SEVEN YEAR SWITCH:

“Cook tells this involving story of forgiveness and acceptance with heart, charm, and characters you can’t help but root for.” —Booklist

“Bestseller Cook charms again with this lively warm-hearted look at changing courses mid-life.” —People

“A lot of fun to read? Definitely!”

And here’s a clip of Claire on the Today Show! She is such an inspiration!