Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just Friends With Benefits

Thanks to Goodreads I came across some great new authors! Meredith Schorr being one of them. Since she happens to be a chick lit author and it just so happens to be the month of February, I thought it perfect timing to show her off!!!









Her debut novel is Just Friends With Benefits! An ebook!

When a friend urges Stephanie Cohen not to put all her eggs in one bastard, the advice falls on deaf ears. Stephanie's college crush on Craig Hille has been awakened 13 years later as if soaked in a can of Red Bull and she is determined not to let the guy who got away once, get away twice. Stephanie, a 32-year-old paralegal from Washington, D.C., is a 70's and 80's television trivia buff who can recite the starting lineup of the New York Yankees and go beer for beer with the guys. And despite her failure to get married and pro-create prior to entering her thirties, she has so far managed to keep her overbearing mother from sticking her head in the oven. Just Friends with Benefits is the humorous story of Stephanie's pursuit of love, her adventures in friendship, and her journey to discover what really matters.

1. What made you start writing?

As a daydreamer with an overactive imagination I figured if was going to drum up stories, I might as well put them in writing! I realized my passion for writing when I began getting way too much pleasure from writing work-related emails to clients and I started writing children's stories. That didn't stick and so I began writing a personal/dating blog. I loved it, but became paranoid about putting my business out there and decided to switch to fiction.

2. Why chick lit?

"Just Friends With Benefits" started out more of a romance but my voice and writing style naturally lends itself to chick-lit. I couldn't help myself :) Chick-lit is my favorite escape when it comes to reading so it's no surprise it's also my favorite escape when it comes to writing.

3. Any new stories you have in the works?

Yes, I'm over 200 pages into the first draft of my second novel. Also chick-lit. It's about a late twenty-something woman who, after ending a 9 year relationship with her high school sweetheart, dives back into the dating pool and realizes it's not as easy as she thought it would be. The premise is what happens when the Type-A 'planner' realizes she cannot plan the actions/reactions of other people, specifically, men.

4. Are you looking for love with an agent this round or sticking with the epublishing?

I will definitely try to obtain an agent with my second novel, but wouldn't hesitate to continue with e-publishing. It's the wave of the future!

Fun & Random Questions:
Favorite book: I loved "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin. But "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold really touched my heart.
Favorite Pizza Joint: Nanuet Restaurant in Nanuet, New York. AWESOME.
Writing spot: Starbucks
Faster at writing or editing: editing
Ocean or Snow: ocean!
Way to get rid of writers block: Just get in front of the computer and start typing. The toughest challenge for me is making the time to write; once I'm there, the words begin to flow.

30 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

Great premise. I can hear the humor in it.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Wow, sounds like a very fun read to me! Wonderful post and I'm so glad you shared her with us:)

Candyland said...

I would love to be a fast (and good) editor! Great interview:)

Diana Mieczan said...

I really want to read her book now and she sounds lovely! How are you, sweetie? Having a good week so far?
Hugs and kisses

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful GIVEAWAY later today! Hope you’ll join in :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Meredith's book sounds SO cute! (And I adore chick-lit!)

Angela Felsted said...

Great interview and what a cool premise.

Colene Murphy said...

Awesome interview!!! Meredith's book sounds great!

Meredith said...

This book sounds so super cute! I'm definitely putting it on my wishlist!

Teenage Bride said...

I just adore Chick Lit!!! great interview.

Have a great day Jen.

Joanne said...

Ebooks are the wave of the future ... I agree. It's amazing how their popularity has just taken off!

Summer Ross said...

I love her response- "Ebooks are the wave of the future" I have been thinking about that alot.

Great interview Jen and Meredith! The book sounds very interesting!

Meredith said...

Thanks so much, Jen, for posting this interview! I really appreciate the promotion and I wish you the best of luck with your book(s) as well!!

Just as a side, Just Friends With Benefits is available in paperback as well as in e-format for those of you who want to check it out and prefer to hold that book in your hands.

Thanks again!

Meredith

www.meredithschorr.com
Just Friends With Benefits
"Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Bastard"

Jennee said...

Chicklit makes me giggle. I'll have to check this one out!

Talli Roland said...

Yay for chicklit! :) Fantastic interview, ladies. Meredith's book sounds fantastic! I'll be checking it out for sure.

Melissa said...

I love this interview! This book sounds so good!!

LesleyRH said...

Great interview Meredith!!!!

Nahno McLein said...

Love it. Enjoying writing emails and starting a writing career based on that. Amazing.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Terri Tiffany said...

Very good interview. I enjoy reading about authors I haven't heard before and then am thrilled with I see them really take off:)

Tonya Kappes said...

Great interview! I love you write chick-lit and will shout it from the roof top! And I also love the premise in your debut novel.

Donea Lee said...

Great interview to both! Such a fun premise, it had me giggling! :)

Abby Minard said...

Great interview Jen! Sorry I've been absent the past week- things are crazy. Hope you hear back from your editor!

Carolyn V said...

Great interview! The book sounds awesome! =)

Jennifer Hillier said...

I love your interviews, Jen! Great getting to know Meredith. Her book sounds fabulous!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I've become very interested in chick-lit lately. I wonder how one goes about writing? I'm temped to try it.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome interview. Sounds like a great book!

Laura Marcella said...

Sounds like a terrific novel! I like what she says about writer's block. Sometimes the hardest thing is just sitting down and opening that document, lol.

Jemi Fraser said...

My toughest challenge is time as well! Sounds like you've got a terrific book! Chick lit is fun! :)

jeff7salter said...

Great interview, Meredith.
Like you, I don't seem to have any 'blocks' in place once I'm at my computer. But I also sometimes struggle to find un-interrupted time to write.
Alas, I'm also distracted by Facebook, which I sometimes allow to eat up too much time.

Marian Pearson Stevens said...

Congrats Meredith! Best of luck with your release!

Aidan said...

I'm not in the typical chick lit demographic but the title piqued my interest. Turns out that the book is a fun, easy read with a very cool story. Read it; you'll like it!