Monday, August 30, 2010

And One Last Thing ...




And One Last Thing ...

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"If Singletree's only florist didn't deliver her posies half-drunk, I might still be married to that floor-licking, scum-sucking, receptionist-nailing hack-accountant, Mike Terwilliger."
Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend," Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town, a media punch line, and the defendant in Mike's defamation lawsuit.
Her seemingly perfect life up in flames, Lacey retreats to her family's lakeside cabin, only to encounter an aggravating neighbor named Monroe. A hunky crime novelist with a low tolerance for drama, Monroe is not thrilled about a newly divorced woman moving in next door. But with time, beer, and a screen door to the nose, a cautious friendship develops into something infinitely more satisfying.
Lacey has to make a decision about her long-term living arrangements, though. Should she take a job writing caustic divorce newsletters for paying clients, or move on with her own life, pursuing more literary aspirations? Can she find happiness with a man who tells her what he thinks and not what she wants to hear? And will she ever be able to resist saying one . . . last . . . thing?

About This Book
Product Details
Gallery, July 2010
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1439168776
ISBN-13: 9781439168776

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About Molly Harper

Raised in Mississippi and Kentucky, Molly Harper graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in print journalism. She worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist; her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her husband and daughter.
Author Revealed:
Revealing Questions
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. One woman, too much snark for one soul.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're normal, the crowd will accept you. If you're DERANGED, they'll make you their leader. - Christopher Titus
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I don't think there's such a thing as perfect happiness. There's having what you want and wanting what you have.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Sharks. Clowns. Sharks dressed as clowns.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Punta Cana, Domincan Republic. Probably the most beautiful place I've ever been.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Dang it." It applies to a lot of situations in my life. There are also some more colorful word choices, but I don't want to get banned from the Simon and Schuster site.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Wasting so much of my time before I had kids. I seriously just laid around the house, accomplishing nothing. Now that I know how much I can get done in a day, I think of all the books I could have written, the projects I could have completed, and kick myself.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Singing. My voice is just embarrassing.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Would it be wrong to say, becoming a published author?
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I have a quick temper and bad brain-to-mouth filter, it can lead to social awkwardness and hurt feelings.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. When someone is down, I will do my absolute best to cheer them up. And if I can't do that, I will humiliate myself in some fashion to make them feel better by comparison.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. A weird sense of humor, which seems to emerge at really inappropriate times.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. My favorite lists always make me look a little scatterbrained. Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Superman, Jane Eyre, Jacob Black, and on and on.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Lex Luthor, hands down the most awesome criminal genius ever put to paper.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would really like to meet Shakespeare or Jane Austen. They've created some of the most enduring characters in literature. I think I would just ask them endless questions to try to figure out how their minds worked. Or there's always the standard: Get history's worst dictators and war criminals in one room, kick them in sensitive areas and when they're down on the ground, crying, "Why?" yell, 'You KNOW WHY." And then run away.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who answer their cell phones in the bathroom. Or at funerals. I was at a funeral once where the nephew of the deceased kept his Bluetooth in his ear for the entire service. SERIOUSLY!? You're expecting a call that could be more important than mourning and burying a loved one?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I like to cook, but I don't necessarily do it well. I'm a pretty good baker and have some skill as a cake decorator.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Author. Or, if that's unavailable, cowboy.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. A loving heart, a quick smile, a definite sense of right and wrong.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Eventually, even I would get sick of Godiva truffles. So I'm going to go with chicken pot pie. It's the perfect food.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Just the Way You Look Tonight, Apologize, Sway, Sympathy for the Devil, The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. It's sort of a mixed bag, Jane Austen, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, Olivia Goldsmith, Anne Rule.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Pride and Prejudice, The Stand, The Three Sisters Trilogy, The Bestseller, Bridget Jones' Diary.
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. The Stand, I have to read it once every year. It's such a chilling, approachable, sweeping piece of storytelling. The best stories are about ordinary people doing strange, amazing things. Every time I read it, I find something new in the story.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Writers write.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Your writing sounds just like you talking! Which I take as a compliment.

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