Author of the Month

May 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Author of the Month, Chick Lit Authors, Updates

Chick Lit Plus is so pleased to announce that our Author of the Month for May is Jennifer Gilbert, author of I Never Promised You A Goodie Bag.

I Never Promised You A Goodie Bag is a warm, wise, alternately painful and funny inspiring memoir of survival, renewal, and transformation. It’s a tale about learning to let go and be happy after years of faking it, proving that while we can’t always control what happens to us, we can control who we become. And instead of anticipating our present in a goodie bag at the end of an event, we realize our presence at every event is the real gift.

In celebration of being our Author of the Month for May, we have asked Jennifer a few questions about receiving the coveted spot on Chick Lit Plus. Please read her answers below:

What was your reaction when you learned that you had been selected as the Author of the Month for Chick Lit Plus?

Totally and completely honored.  As May is International Chick Lit month and I am the first author to be selected as the Author of the Month, this is an incredible compliment to me as well as the ‘trailblazing’ route I like to take in life.  It’s incredible to me…I’m so awed by this honor and so incredibly appreciative that my book has been chosen and it is a vote of confidence that this book has resonated with you and hopefully many others.

How does it feel to have your book so well-received by the public?

I am overwhelmed by gratitude.  I have bared my soul in this book and am so nervous about how it will be received, so when I read the positive feedback it literally brings me to tears, I’m so overwhelmed.  It reassures me that  I NEVER PROMISED YOU A GOODIE BAG is relatable to everyone who has their own story.  We ALL have something in our life that has held us back, or propelled us forward. If my story helps people to realize that we have the choice to be better, to change and let go, then I have accomplished so much more than writing a memoir.

Thank you so much Jennifer for allowing us to review your book!

Please be sure to get your hands on I Never Promised You A Goodie Bag – a definite 5 star on Chick Lit Plus. Chick Lit Plus will be giving away two copies of the book, so leave a comment below and we will select a winner at random. Winners can choose between a print copy and eBook, but please note print copies will only be available for US/Canada residents. Thanks!

AND THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE TWO WINNERS ARE: SHARON CASTANEDA AND DINA SILVER. PLEASE CONTACT CHICKLITPLUS@GMAIL.COM WITH YOUR MAILING ADDRESS INFO. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED.

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9 Responses to “Author of the Month”
  1. Amy Bromberg says:

    I can’t tell you how badly I want to read this! Sounds like a great story!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Sharon Castaneda says:

    What a great review! After reading it, I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I think it will be a great read.

  3. Sounds so good! Love this feature of CLP…author of the month is great!
    Mrs Mommy Booknerd recently posted..DOUBLE REVIEW: LOST & FOUND and PICTURE THIS by Jacqueline Sheehan

  4. Dina Silver says:

    Sounds fabulous! Count me in pls :)

  5. Mandy says:

    This sounds like a wonderful read! :)

  6. Sounds like a very interesting read! Throw my name into the hat, too! :-)

  7. This book sounds wonderful, loved the review!
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  8. I love your new feature on CLP! I’ve never heard of this book, but now I’m dying to read it!! Great interview! And thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

  9. That does sound like a good read! I’m trying to read a few memoirs/bios and this would be a nice place to start. Love the new feature too :)
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