Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Taking a walk in Tiffany Wright's shoes...plus a book giveaway

Introduction by Tracey Meyers
Interview by Melissa Amster

**Giveaway is now closed**

I LOVE shoes. To me, an outfit isn't complete until I have found the perfect pair of shoes to go with it.  It's like art for your feet.  I loves shoes so much I can spend many hours browsing Zappos.com or the shoe department at any given department store.

Apparently, I'm not the only shoe lover here. Tiffany Wright spent a year wearing a different pair of shoes every day and blogging about it. As a freelance journalist for over nine years, Tiffany's work has been published by magazines including Grazia, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Now, Closer and Stylist.  For almost two years she was Cosmopolitan's "Sex and the Cosmo Girl".  Most recently, her debut novel, Somebody Else's Shoes was published.

So, I invite you to put on your favorite pair of pumps and indulge in your favorite cocktail, as we take a  leisurely walk in Tiffany Wright's shoes. You can walk even further in them by visiting her at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Thank to Tiffany, we have one Kindle version of Somebody Else's Shoes for a lucky reader anywhere in the world!

What inspired you to write Somebody Else's Shoes, aside from your blog, The Stiletto Diaries?
I've spent years working as a journalist for magazines such as Grazia, Cosmo and Company and as such I was always surrounded by fabulous shoes. I often found myself thinking "I wonder what it would be like to be a celeb who wears these sort of amazing shoes every day. Would it be as fantastic as everyone thinks?" I think it's so easy to presume that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, so that's where the plot for Somebody Else's Shoes came from. I wanted to test the theory and discover if life really does get any better if you want in somebody else's, much more glamorous, shoes.

Which of the characters in Somebody Else's Shoes do you relate to most...Natasha or Mia?
On a good day Mia, on a bad day Natasha! I think everyone has a part of us that can put ourselves down all the time a la Mia. And likewise, we can all be a bit self obsessed and bitchy like Natasha. I *hope* I have the heart of Mia and the fashion style of Natasha!

In one sentence, tell us what your journey to publication was like.
Very hard work but worth every minute.

If Somebody Else's Shoes were made into a movie, who would you cast in the lead roles?
Ooh I LOVE this question! Mia would be played by someone like Rachel McAdams (from The Notebook). Aly would have to be played by Enrique Iglesias (ok, ok so Aly isn't Spanish or dark haired BUT I do love Enrique so any excuse to meet him!)

You're a wedding proposal planner....what is your favorite proposal amongst the ones you planned? Did anything funny or crazy happen during any of the proposals?
Ooh every proposal is my favorite! If I HAD to choose I would say it is our Bollywood Flash Mob Proposal.. The guy in question hated dancing BUT he knew his girlfriend loved it, so he decided to learn a whole Bollywood routine just for the proposal. The flash mob started up and he got dragged into the middle of the dancers. At first he pretended not to know how to dance and then suddenly - WHAM -he pulled out all of the dance moves. His girlfriend was in complete shock! It was SO sweet. That's what I love about proposals - it's a chance for the guy to show his other half that he really would do ANYTHING for her.

You wore a different pair of shoes every day for a year....which pair was your favorite?
Ooh, my nude Louboutins without a doubt. I've wanted a pair of Louboutins for EVER and so the day I got my book agent I rewarded myself by buying a pair. Do they hurt like hell? Yup. Have a got the blisters to prove it? Yup. BUT MY G-D, I LOVE THEM!

If you were a pair of shoes, what kind would you be?
It's impossible to choose. I'd have to be a pair of Louboutin ballet pumps (yup they exist). Just like Mia and Natasha in the book, I'd need a bit of both ballet pump and glamour all mixed into one!

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
I'm heading off to L.A. and Cannes to research my next book. Let's just say, this one is going to be ever more glamorous than the last!

Thanks to Tiffany for an outstanding interview and for sharing her book with our readers!

How to win Somebody Else's Shoes:
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: Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day?
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.

Open worldwide.  Giveaway ends May 5th at midnight EST.


Book Mama said...

I would love to walk in Beyonce' shoes for a day. She's very fashionable and probably has an amazing shoe collection. She's rich, beautiful and can sing!

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Nova said...

I would pick Sarah Jessica Parker or her character, Carrie Bradshaw on Sex & the City. They both wear high fashion with a twist; and their shoes are AMAZING!
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Anonymous said...

1. I would like to walk in Michelle Obama's shoes!

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TinaB said...

I would like to walk in Kate Middelton's shoes! !
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Ananda said...

I would like to walk in lady Gaga's shoes for one day. I really don't like her, but always wondered what it would be like to have an army of fans:)

Thank you for the amazing giveaway. Would love to read the book, the cover is simply gorgeous:)

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Jessica said...

1. I'd love to walk in Kelly Ripa's shoes for a day!
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susieqlaw said...

I would love to walk in Oprah Winfrey's shoes!

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Erica said...

I'd love to walk in Sarah Dessen's shoes.

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bn100 said...

Angelina Jolie's

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Anonymous said...

I would to walk in our First
Ladies shoes for a day!

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Anonymous said...

I'd pick Keira Knightley.
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Seaside Book Nook said...

Wow, how can anyone just answer one person??? The first person that did come to mind was Kate Middleton, so I will stick with her!

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JROSEN60 said...

1. Lily Aldridge (VS Model)
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Jennifer Huelsebusch said...

Hillary Clinton

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Linda Kish said...

Michelle Obama

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Jennifer Anniston

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Mary Preston said...

Maybe the Duchess of Cambridge. She lives such a fairy tale life - on the outside at least.

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Kat said...
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Kat said...

Carrie Bradshaw – To spend time with three friends like that, wears chic clothing she does, and sees New York in all its glory and also spends time with Aidan and Mr Big!

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Unknown said...

@Kat completely stole my answer to the first question - I would love to spend the day in Carrie Bradshaw's shoes, or perhaps Echo (played by Eliza Dushku in Dollhouse).

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Brent Taylor said...

Would LOVE to walk in Kelly Cutrone's shoes for a day.

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Unknown said...

I would love to walk in Elvis's Blue Suede shoes for a day and dance The Jail House Rock!!

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AiringMyLaundry said...

This book looks awesome!


I'd like to walk in my husband's shoes. I imagine he sees all sorts of crazy things. (He's in the military.)

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leonel said...

the President's - too see how the leader of the free world feels.

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Lauren McCormick said...

I'm not going to choose to walk in an actress's shoes. I'm choosing to walk a day in my husband's boots. He's a Firefighter/EMT and although I've heard many stories of what he's done and seen over the past 21yrs, I think it would be amazing to see it all firsthand.
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Thank You for this wonderful interview and a chance to win with this generous giveaway.


Jeryl M. said...

Lea Michele.

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Melissa said...

Thanks for your participation! Didn't expect to see all the politically themed answers, but the variety was so much fun to read!

I wouldn't mind walking in the shoes of a chick lit author and seeing what it's like to have a book published and all the marketing that goes along with it. :)

Thanks again to Tiffany Wright for chatting with us and sharing her book with our winner.

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Congrats to susieqlaw!