I’m starting a new novel and this blog will be, in part, a marketing tool for my book, LOSING PENNY. My main character is a blogger who chronicled her recent weight loss online and attracted a huge following and unfortunately, a stalker. With the help of her honeymooning best friend, she decides to pretend that she's traveling the world. Her friend is taking pictures of exotic locals and Penny is photoshopping herself into the pictures, posting them on her blog and all the while hiding out at a remote beach house where she comes face to face with a novelist who has his own brand of stalker-- his boss. The two--my blogger and the novelist-- who intensely dislike each other, decide to fake a marriage to thwart the boss and protect my blogger from her stalker. While learning to share a house, a kitchen and a refrigerator, my characters are eaten by dinosaurs, just kidding—but really, I’m not going to tell you anymore because I want you to read the blog and, eventually, my book. LOSING PENNY should be ready for the world by December, 2012.
Losing Penny and Pounds, the blog, will mirror Penny's blog and feature Monday’s Menus, Wednesday’s Workouts, and Feel Good Friday’s Personal Affirmation quotes. (This is a blog about healthy lifestyles, not about being skinny at any cost. And, of course, all body parts will be referred to in the most respectful manner.)