Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Allie Kingsley thanks us for being a friend, plus a book giveaway

Introduction by Kathryn Hamilton

**Giveaway is now closed**

Join us in welcoming debut author Allie Kingsley to CLC to kick off TV month!  Allie’s professional life began in the fashion and entertainment industry as a photographer which then developed into her current career as writer and producer.  As if she isn’t busy enough, she also contributes columns to numerous publications, including HelloGiggles, an online women’s community.  Allie is bicoastal and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.  Her tremendous amount of insider knowledge in fashion and photography is the perfect backdrop for her debut novel, “The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe,” (reviewed here) a unique story that includes character fashion style contributions from Robert Verdi and made its debut during Fashion Week in September.

You can find Allie on Facebook, Twitter and her website.

Thanks to Penguin, we have a copy of "The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe" to give away to a lucky CLC reader located in the US.

TV show you didn't watch as a kid but would have watched now: 
I used to fall asleep on my parents bed as they were watching Dallas and now I am kicking myself! High hair and wealthy cowboys? I really missed out.

Favorite reality show: 
Real Housewives of (enter city)

Favorite show from the 90's
Beverly Hills 90210! I had Dylan and Brandon pillow cases - which I alternated sleeping with, just like Kelly Taylor.
Favorite cartoon: 
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (the movie) 

Show you're looking forward to seeing the most this fall: 
I'm still holding out for those promised Arrested Development episodes that everyone swears are coming out any day now.
TV show that has a chick lit feel for you: 
Girls! Lena Dunham is amazing beyond belief.
Character from any TV show you are most similar to: 
Carrie Bradshaw and before you jump on me for being cliche - I live one block away from her fictional apartment, store sweaters in my oven, wear my largest investments south of ankle, have dated 87% of Manhattan, obsess over Patricia Field, squeal when excited, have bi-polar hair, am the eccentric one in my girl group, was broken up with via post-it - okay it was a short email but still, wear my heart on my sleeve and - oh yeah, that whole my life inspires my writing thing.
Favorite TV theme song:  
"Thank you for being a friend." Golden Girls!

Special thanks to Allie for making us all nostalgic and Penguin for sharing "The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe" with our readers!

How to win "The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe":
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 is your favorite show from the 90s?
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. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

5. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.
6. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

US only. Giveaway ends October 9th at midnight EST.


EFC Chrissy said...

My favorite tv show from the 90s would have to be "Friends". I still watch the reruns on Nick at Night and I have the entire series on DVD.

Love the blog! I've been following for awhile now!


Elizabeth Seckman said...

"The Liar, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe"...so very positively envious...that is soooo excellent!

Marthalynn said...

I have been hearing so much about the show Girls, I'm just going to have to watch it!

In the 90's I loved 90210. Not so much anymore...

I'm a follower.

marthalynn16 at gmail

Lucie Simone said...

This book sounds so fun! My favorite show from the 90s was Will & Grace. That was the 90s, right?

I follow on FB & Twitter & will post this giveaway to both!

Lalucie AT sbcglobal DOT net

Kritters Ramblings said...

I am a Boy Meets World fan!!

I am a fan on facebook
I follow via GFC

Nina said...

So excited to hear she contributes to Hello Giggles! Great site! And my 90's TV love has got to go to Full House! It will always have a special place in my heart...now where's my reunion show?! ;)

Maureen said...

My favorite show from the 90's is Friends.
I follow on GFC
tweet: https://twitter.com/MaureenCE/status/253236544746430465
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Nova said...

My favorite show from 90's is NYPD BLUE.
I follow CLC on facebook.
I follow CLC blog by email

Cher B said...

My favorite 90's show is without doubt 90210. Can't wait to read The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe- thanks for the chance to win!


Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

I love MY SO CALLED LIFE....cartoon Ren and Stimpy....now I miss both those shows....

I follow the blog and like you on Facebook....

susieqlaw said...


sendsusanmail AT gmail DOTCOM

I follow CLC blog, Facebook, and twitter.

I tweeted this contest @susieqlaw

Linda Kish said...

3rd Rock From The Sun

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Bridget O'Neill said...

My favorite 90s show would have to be 90210. I graduated in 1993, same year as the gang from 90210, and I watched it religiously!

I follow the blog
I'm a member on facebook
I follow on twitter


Kristen said...


I follow on email and FB. :)


bn100 said...

I liked Friends.

I follow via email.


Lilian said...

1. I remember loving Full House (if it counts) and Friends (of course!).

2. GFC follower: Lilian Cheng

3. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/ctoybox1/status/253532925549768705

4. Joined Chick Lit Central on Facebook as Lilian Cheng.

5. Followed on Twitter as @ctoybox1

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Heather said...

Friends and Seinfeld were 2 of my favorites!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I'm a follower!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I'm a member of CLC!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

DD said...

Just one? Wings!

dawndennis66611 at yahoo dot com

holdenj said...

I think I'd have to say Friends was a fave show of he 90's.

I am a follower.

Thanks for the intro to Allie and the chance to win.

Twisty J said...

My faves were 90210, Friends, and My So-Called Life. They are all very different, but really embody the 90s for me.

GFC follower
Facebook follower/fan

Jilleen said...

I would have to say Allie McBeal. I loved that show.

I am follower
I am a facebook fan
I am a twitter follower
I am a pinterest follower

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Seasidebooknook at yahoo

BRN2SHOP9 said...

My favorite show from the 90's is Boy Meets World. I love this show!!! I am saving up my superpoints to buy the DVD's. My second favorite is Friends. This show will be a classic! Thirty years from now people will still be watching it and will still be able to relate to it!

I follow via gfc, twitter and facebook.

brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

GH_BBfan said...

wksorg at yahoo dot com

Facebook follower of CLC

Fave 90's shows:
BH 90210
Jack & Jill

Cyndee said...

My favorite show from the 1990's is two:"the Practice" and "Grace Under Fire.
Cyndee Thomas
I follow:Fb Group member,RSS Google,Pinterest,Goodreads.

Sarka-Jonae Miller said...

My fav in the 90s was X-Files. David Duchovny, yummy :) I did enjoy 90210 as well. I actually like Friends more now than then.

betweenboyfriendsnovel at gmail

Unknown said...

Star trek! :)


faithspage said...

follow on twitter, fb, and gfc

kyfaithw at aol dot com

rubynreba said...

I'd really enjoy reading this book.

Friends would be my favorite too!

I am a follower.

Facebook follower


Jeryl M. said...

MMy favorite show from the 90s is Ally McBeal.

I'm a Facebook follower.

I'm a subscriber.