Monday, July 25, 2011

Caprice Crane is feeling lucky today...plus a book giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Caprice Crane is feeling lucky because her new novel, "With a Little Luck" is being released tomorrow! We're feeling lucky because she came by for a visit and made us laugh a lot with her answers to our questions. And you should feel lucky too because she has one copy of this book to give away right here! (US/Canada residents only.)

Melissa A. first discovered Caprice Crane at Target. She was in the home goods section. Seriously though, she saw "Forget About It" in the book section and knew she just had to read it. She liked it so much that she read her other books, as well. And then she told Melissa P. to read Caprice's books, and as "luck" would have it, she liked them too!

Caprice was born in Hollywood and still lives there now. After college, she wrote and produced shows for MTV. Then she decided to write for the big screen, as well as for bookaholics all over the world. She also has written for "90210" (the new series, a.k.a. Melissa A's guilty pleasure) and "Melrose Place," as well as an original screenplay.

All in all, Caprice is talented, hilarious and really nice. If you want to get to know her better, visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

MP: What was the biggest challenge you faced while writing "With a Little Luck?"
CC: Having my female protagonist decide between the vampire and the werewolf. Oh wait... that wasn't me at all. I really need to take my meds.

MP: How do you like to spend your time when you are not writing?
CC: I like to do flash mobs. But not at malls and not with groups. I'll go to a restaurant and find a couple that seem to be having a nice date. Then I'll pull up a chair and start singing that Sarah McLaughlin song while showing them photos of abused animals on my iPhone. Listen, I'm not gonna be miserable alone.

MP: What is your usual writing routine?
CC: Have you seen Rocky? It's like that but instead of of chasing live chickens, I chase General Tso's Chicken and instead of drinking raw eggs, I drink Four-Loco. I do wear the stars and stripes boxing trunks though. I'm a slave to fashion and they make my calves pop.

MP: How do you deal with writers block?
CC: Have you seen Rambo...? Just kidding. What's "writer's block?" Wait...is that Zooey Deschanel's husband's new band?

MA: If you could have any of your books made into a movie, which would you choose and who would you cast in the lead roles?
CC: All of them. And everyone. Don't make me choose. (I'll obviously choose my friends.)

MA: When you were writing for "90210" and "Melrose Place," did you get to meet the cast? If so, who was your favorite actor or actress to meet (from either show)?
CC: Yes, I knew all of the actors and actresses on both shows. As a writer you generally have to be on set during the shooting of your particular episodes so you have no choice but to meet the actors. My favorite? I can't pick favorites. I'll say it was really fun getting to write for Jessica Walter. I was such a fan of hers already so that was fun. Otherwise, both casts were great. I'm still good friends with some of them. Ryan Eggold and I are probably the closest.

(MA: Side note....Ryan Eggold plays Ryan Matthews on "90210" and I once saw him reading "Stupid and Contagious" on the show.)

MA: Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
CC: Morgan Freeman.

MP: Since you were born in Hollywood and still live in that area, what are a few things every visitor should see or do that may not be in the tourist guides?
CC: Starbucks. Get a Caramel Macchiato! Actually, I think they're expanding so maybe that's not the best suggestion. Maybe the "Hollywood" sign. Sure, it's in tour guides but what they don't tell you is that it is made entirely out of tofu. True story.

MA: You always write funny quotes and thoughts on your Facebook page. Can you share a funny thought that is exclusive to our readers?
CC: I'm not wearing pants.

MA: What do you feel lucky about in your life?
CC: Same answer.

Special thanks to Caprice for visiting with us, making us laugh and sharing her book with one of you!

How to win "With a Little Luck":
Please comment below with your e-mail address.
(Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: What do you feel lucky about in your life?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).

3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)
5. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

US/Canada only. Ends July 31st at midnight EST.


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78 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

The cover is too cute and I loved this post!!! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Happy Early Book Birthday!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

Great title!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I feel lucky that my family and friends are healthy and happy

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I follow via GFC

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I follow via twitter

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I follow via Facebook

Kritter said...

I feel lucky in general - my boyfriend is happy at his new job and I am enjoying my job and we love where we live - no complaints!

I am a GFC.
I am a member on Facebook.
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FranceRants said...

Ironic, I just finished my first Caprice novel this morning!!

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France Rants said...

And by the way, I follow your blog!

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Kim W. said...

This looks like a fun book!! Looking forward to reading it.

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1. Lucky: Well, I have 2 children, and they both have autism (and my son also has a rare seizure disorder). It's been a long road, and prolly will continue to be one, but we have been blessed with such beautiful children, we have community support with schooling and the resources that are available to us have made living in this particular life a lot easier! So for that, I feel lucky!!!

2. I already follow the CLC blog

3. I have posted this contest on Facebook

4. I am already a member of CLC on Facebook!

Romans 8:28 said...

I've read Caprice's other books, so I'm really looking forward to this one.

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1. I feel lucky to be able to do what I love and be in a place I love doing it. I work at a University in Texas...my favorite state and I really enjoy working with college students.

2. I'm so glad to have found the blog. I love Chick Lit! I'm now following the blog.

3. I've now posted this contest on Facebook. I've tweeted it, and I've posted it to my blog.

4. I've requested to be a member of CLC on Facebook!

holdenj said...

Thanks for the great interview, I'd love to read the book!

I am a GFC follower.

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Margaret said...

I feel lucky that I was blessed with a good voice. I've been singing all my life. I tried the road to fame but....well I'm just thankful for the experiences I've had and just the fact that I can sing. I'm a GFC follower.

I could go for a caramel macchiato right now!

Margaret
singitm@hotmail.com

eclairre said...

I'd love to win!! My email is in my profile.

Tiffany Drew said...

I feel lucky that I have two very happy kids who always seem to find the good in everything. They are amazing :)

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Tiffany Drew said...

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

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Tiffany Drew said...

Facebook member Tiffany Drew

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Deborah R said...

I feel lucky to have a wonderful family!

sounds like a great read!

Deborah R said...

GFC follower

Deborah R said...

facebook follower

Deborah R said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/gatorgirl56/status/95532757060558848

Amy said...

I follow via FGS, twitter and facebook, and of course love and member of Chick Lit Central on FB.

Email address is: amyrbromberg@gmail.com

I am a lucky girl bc I have the best husband, family and friends who are always there for me.

I posted this on FB on my wall and tweeted it:

http://twitter.com/#!/abbeautycall/status/95552379491074048

Nina said...

This is the funniest author Q&A I've ever read! Love it! And I am feeling lucky about...winning this book? ;) ;) Har har
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Allison said...
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PoCoKat said...

Sounds like a great book and I love the cover.

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PoCoKat said...

I'm lucky because I've won several books on this blog!

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PoCoKat said...

Belong To CLC on FB

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PoCoKat said...

GFC follower

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karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel :P)

karenk
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karenk said...

i'm a follower :)

karenk
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meandmom said...

Sounds like a good book. I'd like to read it.

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meandmom said...

I feel lucky for having my husband and kids.

I am a subscriber.

I am a Facebook fan.

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Taren said...

I'm a follower already, I think this book looks fantastic!

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Alison said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Alison said...

I feel lucky to have a husband who loves me for me :)

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Alison said...

I follow the blog

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Alison said...

i follow on facebook

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faithspage said...

Love the cover!!
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faithspage said...

I am lucky because I have a fantastic daughter and boyfriend
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faithspage said...

i follow on gfc
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faithspage said...

i've been following on fb
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faithspage said...

posted on fb
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Georgina said...

I feel lucky that I have a husband who loves me and gorgeous stepdaughter

Susan said...

This book sounds great - love the author interview!

1.I feel lucky or blessed that I have all of my family close and that we all get along. =)

2. I am a GFC follower.

3.Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook - Already did!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Anita Yancey said...

I would love to read this book. It has a great cover. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I feel lucky to have my family, and that they are all healthy.

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Anita Yancey said...

GFC Follower!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Amy said...

Per my recommendation, Andi Stone Goins requested to join Chick Lit Central's facebook page.

krystal_lynn said...

Lucky to still be alive of course. And when I'm not anymore, I'll have been lucky for the time I've had.

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Colleen Turner said...

She is hilarious! I follow her on Facebook and am always excited when I see a post from her...I know it will make me laugh!
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Colleen Turner said...

I feel lucky to have the great friends and family that I have in my life.
candc320@gmail.com

Colleen Turner said...

I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).
candc320@gmail.com

Colleen Turner said...

I am a Facebook follower (Colleen Turner).
candc320@gmail.com

Allison said...

I follow the blog!

I feel lucky that I have an awesome family!
grlcalledallie AT hotmail.com

anjibeane said...

I feel lucky to be Mommy again after years of only being Mom :)

I'm a total follower already GFC
I posted on facebook here http://www.facebook.com/anji.beane/posts/236373663063075

I'm a member if CLC on facebook.
I added Misty Gilpatrick :)

I haven't been reading AS much since Meadow has been born, but I see Caprice Crane's witty facebook posts all the time and I'mdying to read one of her books now!

kstar said...

Caprice sounds like one hilarious woman and the book sounds great!

1. While my friends and fam are fantastic - I'm so lucky I managed to find a full time job in my field soon after graduating. So many people are struggling to find anything, let alone something they like doing.

2. Been following CLC for awhile!

3. Will post both on my Twitter (@KaleyS23) and Facebook.

4. Already a member of the Facebook page.

5. I'm sure there's someone I can convice...if a Kelsey C asks to join soon, that's my girl! :)

StereoQueenBee said...

1. Please tell us: What do you feel lucky about in your life?

I feel lucky to have found a soulmate.

2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).

I already follow this blog.

3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.

Facebook - Sabrina-Kate Eryou
Twitter - stereoqueenbee

4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

Am a member already!

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I feel lucky just to be alive. I had a heart problem a while back and they fixed it with a couple of stents and a balloon angioplasty. No heart damage luckily. So, I am just happy to still be here.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

purplg8r said...

I feel lucky to have such a great family (including my husband of 1 month!), a sweet puppy, a great job, and the best friends a girl could ask for!

I am a GFC follower!

belle2211(at)yahoo(com)

Raven In A Blue Room said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I feel lucky to have such a blessed family

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted your giveaway

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Susan Audrey said...

Love books like this, and this one looks especially good. Would love to read it!

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Susan Audrey said...

I'm lucky to have an Irish husband ;)

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Susan Audrey said...

I'm a GFC Follower (Susan Audrey)

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Susan Audrey said...

Tweeted here!
http://twitter.com/#!/susanaudrey/status/97818624512901120

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Nancye said...

I feel lucky and blessed that I have a wonderful husband and kids!

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Nancye said...

Follower

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Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!
@NancyeDavis

http://twitter.com/#!/NancyeDavis/status/97855964362969088

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Nancye said...

I joined Chick Lit on Facebook

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Kat said...

I really liked Forget About It! Ms. Crane has a writing style that I enjoy!

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Kat said...

I am very lucky to have wonderful friends and family.

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Kat said...

I follow the blog through GFC.

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Kat said...

I am a member of CLC.

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maria said...

This book looks really good!! I feel lucky having good friends in my life!

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