Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Meredith Schorr shares her "Voice"...and her latest novel!

**Giveaway is now closed**

Today we welcome back Meredith Schorr (on her one year anniversary of her last appearance here) and her brand new novel "A State of Jane" (reviewed here). A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to, and was famous among her friends for writing witty birthday cards. After dabbling in children's stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing "real" chick lit for real women. When Meredith is not hard at work on her current work in progress, she spends her days as a trademark paralegal at a law firm in New York City. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. She also loves to read and is always on the lookout for her new favorite author. 

You can find Meredith on FacebookTwitter and her website.

Today, she's here to talk about her favorite TV shows and give away a Nook or Kindle copy of "A State of Jane" to a lucky CLC reader located anywhere in the world!

Since Jane was studying to become a lawyer, what is your favorite crime/law TV series: 
My favorite "crime" show is Criminal Minds but my newest addiction regarding the legal field is Suits.
Favorite performance arts show (i.e. the voice, american idol, x factor):  
The Voice, and not only because I am in love with Adam Levine!
Favorite show from the 80's: 
I absolutely cannot narrow this down to one show - those were some prime television years!  Here are some of my favorites, The Love Boat, Growing Pains, Family Ties, Knots Landing and Fantasy Island.

TV show that has a chick lit feel for you:  
Drop Dead Diva.  I love that show and it could totally be based on a chick lit book!  It reminds me of something Adena Halpern, one of my favorite authors, would write.
Show that is most like your life: 
 I would have to say Sex and the City.  A much less glamorous version, of course.  I am in a relationship but am not married and have no children and I live and work in Manhattan.  Although I do not consistently dress up in designer clothing and attend fancy restaurant openings, my girlfriends and I spend a lot of time going out to restaurants and for drinks and while some of us are in relationships and perhaps married, we live an urban lifestyle.  Sex and the City is the only show I can think of that captures that life style. 

Guilty pleasure show: 
The Bachelor/The Bachelorette

Episode of a show that made you cry the most:
The last episode of Beverly Hills 90210.  Partly because David and Donna finally got married, but also because it was the series finale and they brought back some old characters. I felt like I was saying goodbye to my friends.
Show you wouldn't be caught dead watching:  
Keeping up with the Kardashians.  I refuse to contribute in any way to the fame of these talentless people.

Special thanks to Meredith for talking TV with us and sharing her book with our readers.

How to win "A State of Jane":
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: Which TV show would you not be caught dead watching?
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.

Giveaway ends October 9th at midnight EST.


Erik Atwell said...

To echo Meredith, the only Kardashian show I would EVER watch would be "Keeping Up With The Kardashians As They File For Bankruptcy And Seek Psychological Counseling." :)

Dolly said...

I would NEVER watch that 'Honey Boo Boo' show - not only do I have a problem with that whole pagent thing, the commercials make me ill!!

Thanks for the great interview (and the review)

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Marj said...

Great interview with a great author. I totally agree about the Kardashians. How is it that everybody I know feels the same way, and yet the fame whores just won't go away??

pascale said...

The book sounds great.

I follow this blog and enjoy it a great deal.

I completely agree: would not be caught dead watching the digusting Kardashians, though my two daughters (13 and 15) LOVE to watch it. I also would not be caught watching the Bachelor or Bachelorette. I find it horrible!!!

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Literary Chanteuse said...

I woold not be caught dead watching that Ghost Hunters or any paranormal typ like that. Funny I'll read a book about it but not watch it lol!

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Anonymous said...

Ha! I wouldn't be caught dead watching KUWTK either. Great post!


Anna Garner said...

Cool interview! I really like the TV theme. And I have to wholeheartedly agree about never, ever watching the Kardashians. Good question, Marj!!

anna dot garner 6305 at googlemail dot com

Already a follower on the blog and FB as Libby Mercer

Marthalynn said...

I love that she watches the Bachelor/Bachelorette but wouldn't watch KUWTK! Crazy thing is, I agree! We women are so funny like that!

I have to say I would never watch the Toddlers and Tiaras show. I think it's almost like pedophilia and there is something close to child abuse going on in the pageant world. One of my best friends is a judge and coach in that scene and the stories are stomach-churning.

I'm a follower :)

marthalynn16 at gmail

Mary said...

I will not be caught dead watching Jersey Shore. No way, no how.

I follow on FB, Twitter.


Jessica said...

1. There are some disney shows that I watch but I would never admit to watching them! (other than here)
2. I follow this blog on GFC.
3. I tweeted this.
4. I'm a member of Chick Lit Central on facebook.
5. I follow you on twitter and pinterest. twitter username= xxpaperhearts

-Jessica M

susieqlaw said...

sendsusanmail AT gmail DOTCOM

I do not like really scary TV shows and movies.

I follow CLC, twitter, Facebook, blog.

I tweeted this contest @susieqlaw

Bonnie K. said...

I'm with Meredith. I would not be caught dead watching Keeping up with the Kardashians.

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I'm a follower of this blog.

I've joined Chick Lit Central on Facebook.

I follow on twitter. @grobiemum

I shared on facebook.

Kat said...

1.I wouldn't be caught dead watching anything with aliens or zombies
2. I already follow
3. I'm a follower of this blog
4. Posted on twitter
5. already follow on twitter

EFC Chrissy said...

I wouldn't be caught dead watching that Honey Boo Boo show. That just seems so wrong on so many levels.

I'm a blog follower! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Wendy S said...

Great interview :)

One of my fave (late) 80's shows was A Different World, the spin-off from The Cosby Show.

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Wendy S said...

And I wouldn't be caught dead watching the Honey Boo Boo show (as Dolly said) or the Dance Moms shows.

wksorg at yahoo dot com

Janine K said...

I can't believe that people like the Kardashians are famous for doing nothing but pushing their own barrows! What wastes of space!

DD said...

Any show with a Kardashian in it. Good. God. Shame on that mother.

dawndennis66611 at yahoo dot com

holdenj said...

I wouldn't be caught dead watching The Jersey Shore.

I am a follower (email, etc).

Thanks for the info and chance to win!

Linda Kish said...

Honey Boo Boo or the Kardashians

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

david p. slater, esq. said...

Honey Boo Boo and the Kardashians are NO NO! Book sounds wonderful and we are so proud of Meredith! Where have all the years gone to? Love following the blog even though I don't always have a chance to respond! Hope I am lucky as I can't wait to read the book on my Kindle!
Harriet SLater

david p. slater, esq. said...

Oops...forgot our email addresses:

Cresta McGowan said...

I would be caught dead watching "Gossip Girl" but it's my guilty pleasure, I love it!

I already follow this blog and follow on FB and Twitter and Pinterest. I shared this on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and on my own blog

Susan Buchanan said...

Excellent interview. I love the cover - quite frankly that could be me - is she clumsy by any chance?! Being from the UK, we have Geordie Shores, The Only Way is Essex and other nightmare shows relating the antics of talentless individuals, some in prison. What worries me is that the general public watch them!
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Unknown said...

OHH, I really like Meredith!

I wouldn't be caught dead watching the Kardashians either! FOr the same reason!

I like, tweet & follow;!

Nova said...

I wouldn't want to be caught watching Honey Boo Boo or Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

liked CLC on facebook

follow CLC's blog by email

follow on Pinterest; lilnono

Bridget O'Neill said...

I have never, and will never watch Jersey Shore, or Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

I follow the blog

I'm a member on Facebook

I follow on twitter

Jilleen said...

Reading everyone's comments and Meredith's replies to the questions....I just had to laugh out loud! I have to say I echo the KUWTK and Honey Boo Boo. I would add to the list Jersey Shores and all the Housewives.

Thanks for the great review and giveaway. The book sounds so good.

I am a follower
I am a facebook fan
Twitter follower
Pinterest Follower

Thanks so much


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Eline said...

Thanks for this nice (and funny) interview and the giveaway!
1. I don't want to be caught watching the Vampire Diaries :p I don't really like the show, but sometimes I catch myself being intrigued by it :p

2. I follow this blog :)

3. I posted this on Twitter
and on my blog

4. I follow CLC on facebook

5. I follow on twitter and pinterest

Thank you again!

Kind regards,


BRN2SHOP9 said...

I would not be caught dead watching anything on MTV especially that Jersey Shore thing!

I follow via GFC, twitter & facebook.

brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

Kritters Ramblings said...

I am not a fan of Jersey Shore, haven't watched an episode.

i am a fan on facebook
i follow via gfc

Jackie Bouchard said...

Gosh, so many I would never watch - KUWTK, Jersey Shore, that horrifying looking Honey Boo Boo thing. We should not encourage these people to keep making these shows! :P

2. I follow the blog.
4. I'm in the Facebook group - which is how I knew about the contest!

Thanks. Great interview!

The Book Diva's Reads said...

I don't watch much commercial television and am mostly sickened by the premise of the majority of so-called reality shows (many of them aren't even based in reality so the name is all wrong). I've never watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of [insert city here], Honey Boo Boo, etc. I've even given my family permission to slap me silly if I'm ever caught watching any of these shows.

I follow via GFC, Twitter and FB.

bn100 said...

Congrats on the book!

I wouldn't watch Toddlers and Tiaras.

I follow the blog.


Jeryl M. said...

I will not watch Jersey Shore.

I am a Facebook

I am a subscriber.