Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Melissa Baldwin Will Never Go Out of Style...plus a special giveaway

We always enjoy featuring authors named Melissa at CLC, and our latest guest is no exception! In fact, just by reading this interview, Melissa A found all these things she has in common with her.

Melissa Baldwin graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she fulfilled her dream with her novels, An Event To Remember . . . Or Forget and Wedding Haters. Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. She is a master at organization and multi-tasking. Aside from being an author, her daily jobs include mother, chauffeur, wife, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer. When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, fitness, decorating, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter

Melissa is generously giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to a lucky reader anywhere in the world!

How did you decide to write chick lit novels? 
I have always loved to read Chick-Lit, so it made sense to write Chick-Lit. I have tried to venture out into other genres but always find myself coming back for more. I love the drama, the fun, and those crazy situations that most of us girls have found ourselves in.


In one sentence, please share some advice for future authors.
My advice would be to write because you love it and because it makes you happy, don't try to make everyone else happy.


If your books were made into movies, who would you cast as Sienna and Madison? What about Luke, Ace, and Cole?
Since I first started writing the "Event to Remember" series I have always pictured Amy Adams cast as Sienna and Cameron Diaz as Madison. I would cast Bradley Cooper as Luke, Ryan Gosling as Ace, and Jason Bateman as Cole. On my Pinterest page, I have a board with my entire dream cast for both of my novels.


Who is your favorite celebrity named Melissa?
Probably Melissa McCarthy. She's so funny and down to earth.

If you could take us on a tour of Orlando that didn't touch on the obvious places, where would we go first?
I'm a huge Disney fan, so of course we would go there--but that's pretty obvious--as well as Universal Studios and Sea World. Otherwise we would probably go to International Drive- lots of great restaurants and entertainment.

What song do you get in your head the most often?
My eight year-old daughter is always listening to Taylor Swift, so chances are it would be one of Ms. Swift's latest hits.

Thanks to Melissa Baldwin for visiting with us and sharing a gift card with our readers.

~Interview by Melissa Amster

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38 comments:

Janine said...

The songs in my head vary quite often depending on what I heard last. But right now, I can tell you it's a Taylor Swift song because it was mentioned in this post. I don't know the name, but it goes "we will never ever ever get back together". LOL! And since I don't know many of the words, it's that same verse over and over again.

rubynreba said...

I Cross My Heart by George Strait.
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Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my word - I am always getting songs in my head!
I guess right now it would have to any song by Florida Georgia Line - my favorite group right now!

Oh gee thanks! Now I have Sippin on Fire stuck in my head!!!

Bonnie Franks said...

They change often. Other than some Taylor Swift, I don't generally like what I call the current "girlie" singers. I love Adele and one of her songs is frequently in my head, and (says the 65 year old grandmother) some of Eminem's songs. :) The milder ones.

susieqlaw said...

I'm Walking On Sunshine, Shake It Off,

rayahmom3 said...

I am stuck on "I Put A Spell On You" by Annie Lennox. I love it :)

traveler said...

Diana by Paul Anka. Always in my head. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth Lyons Mazur said...

Memories by Elvis Presley - Ruth Lyons Mazur

jpetroroy said...

Any theme from a children's tv show

cpr040304 said...

In Bloom by Nirvana

Jessica Meddick said...

I always get catchy pop songs in my head like by Katy Perry.

Bekah Walsh said...

It really depends. Right now I have the "this is my fight song..." stuck in my head cuz it was just playing in the car. Often, when I watch musicals, those songs stay in my head for weeks.

Nova said...

usually it is "You Are my Sunshine" or i will wake up with some song from the 1970's in my head.

Bonnie K. said...

I've been singing to my grandson while rocking him; so, I have children songs on my mind often. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is the simplest one.

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Terri. said...

Silver, Blue and Gold by Bad Co.

Linda Kish said...

I don't get songs stuck in my head. Does that mean I am unusual? Or just boring?

holdenj said...

I am very susceptible to that! I can get one stuck in my head on the way to work. But, at work, if someone mentions a different one, off I go in another direction!

Melanie Backus said...

I love to listen to the Oldies so Precious and Few is in my head for sure!

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debarshi das said...

Oh dear, there is a lot of songs, and a variety are recorded in my head.

Sherri Ashburner said...

well, one of our cats, called Will Kitty, squirms around when you try to pick him up UNLESS you hold him on your shoulder, belly up, and sing "Boom Box Kitty" aka Juke Box Hero (by Foreigner). LOL I wish I had a pic for you...

Holly E said...

Right now, I am stuck on Taylor Swift's song Shake It Off.

Mary Preston said...

It's usually the last song that I heard.

Vivian Vereeke said...

I usually get the last song I heard that has a real catchy tune and lyrics. Then of course I can't remember the whole song, so I keep going over and over just a small part of a song.

Shelby N. said...

Lately it's Uptown Funk. Such a fun song! 🎶 Smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy... :)🎶

bn100 said...

doesn't really happen

Sharon said...

Well this varies from day to day. Today is Love me like you mean it by Kelsea Ballerini.

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StephTheBookworm said...

Lately, I keep getting "Uptown Funk" in my head... and now it's there again! ;)

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I had God Only Knows by The Beach Boys stuck in my head for the longest time!

rhonda said...

Shake it Off Taylor swift seems to be on rewind in my head,

Book Blogging Mom said...

Shae it off by Taylor Swift!!!

EKB said...

I lived- by one republic. I love it so its on repeat in my car...and then in my head.

Laurice McClung said...

Right now I have the song they are using for the Honest Diapers commercial. I don't know who actually sings it. "It's all about that base, that base, no treble"

JJT said...

Rolling in the Deep

leigh newton said...

It's usually something by Michael buble so I'm quite happy with that xx

Rhonda J G said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer....my grandson's favorite when we rock!

Hailey Fish said...

Blank Space by Taylor Swift or All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor!