To dress like her is to write like her?

6 Aug

One can only hope. We both wore green. This is a me (the shinier one) and New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips last week at the “Readers for Life” literacy autographing (a fund-raiser for literacy charities). I refer to Susan as my patron saint, because when I started writing Thrown, I knew it was going to be funny. (Funny haha, not the other kind of funny.) Problem was, I hadn’t read many romances and I had never read a funny one. Enter my friend Kathryn, who told me about Susan’s books, and I also saw her It Had to Be You on several “top romances ever written” lists. Lo and behold, there was someone writing funny, and that someone also scaled the heights of the bestseller lists! As they say in those old movies about those drought-ridden farms, “The crops are saved!”

Oh yeah, and she’s hilarious in person, very nice, and her books are great fun—her newest is What I Did For Love. (I have an autographed copy…)  Check out her website at

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