Archives for October 2019

WHY CAN’T I BE YOU is on Sale Through 10/19!

My second novel, WHY CAN’T I BE YOU has a brand new cover! And, it’s a BookBub Deal, priced at $1.99 in all ebook formats through 10/19.…/why-can-t-i-be-you-by-allie-larki…

If you haven’t read it yet, this is the best time to grab an ebook. If you have, can you help me spread the word by recommending WHY CAN’T I BE YOU to a friend? Most ebook formats even let you buy a gift code to pass the book along as a surprise! 

This book is a story of finding self and connection by pretending to be someone else. It’s also full of fun and pop culture and friendship and love.

I hope you enjoy WHY CAN’T I BE YOU! I poured my heart into this book and I’d love to know it’s connecting with your heart too.

I Talk to Strangers

Ran to Kmart for some cleaning supplies. An older gentleman holding a folded over doormat got in line ahead of me, and then said, “No. No. you go first. I cut you off.”
He really hadn’t. I told him so. He was red-faced and sheepish and insisted I go first. Then, I think because we’d had such a friendly exchange, he showed me why he was so sheepish. The doormat had a picture of an Airstream camper with some trees and a campfire out front. Underneath it read, “WE SLEEP AROUND!”
I laughed.
He said, “I sent my wife a picture of it as a joke and she said, ‘You have to buy that.'”
“It’s funny,” I said.
“I’m embarrassed even holding it,” he said.
“It’s really funny,” I said. “And it clears everything up with the picture.”
“See here,” he pointed to the camper. “It’s like a caricature of an Airstream. And we have an Airstream camper.”
“Then you need it,” I said. “And it makes your wife laugh.”
When my goods were bagged and back in the cart, he put the mat on the counter, face down, like he was buying a dirty magazine. I smiled at him. “It’s really funny,” I said, again.
“Thanks for giving me the confidence,” he said, as the checker started to ring him up. “I almost quit on it.”
I hope you have also had great charm and warmth in your day.