Thursday, April 7, 2016

We love Kristy Woodson Harvey and that's no lie...plus a book giveaway

Last year, Kristy Woodson Harvey "partied" with us during Chick Lit Month to celebrate the publication of her debut novel, Dear Carolina.  Since then, Melissa A got to meet her in person at Book Expo America. She's just so friendly and pleasant to be around. We're glad to have her back at CLC today, as her sophomore novel, Lies and Other Acts of Love just published this past Tuesday. Kristy has TWO copies for some lucky US readers! And that's not all....if you order or purchase this book between now and Sunday, April 10th (and send Kristy your receipt), you can enter to win a $1000 Shop Design Chic gift card!  (Order or pre-order from an independent bookstore or Indiebound for TWO contest entries!) Plus, everyone who enters will receive copies of four gorgeous printable quotes from the book! See this post for more details.

Kristy has been with her husband for nearly a decade, after catching each other's eyes in a restaurant. They are the proud parents of a four year-old boy. She's a Southerner who lives in North Carolina and went to college at UNC in Chapel Hill. Kristy blogs at Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be a catalyst for creating a beautiful life. She also blogs at her website about absolutely everything else! Visit Kristy at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.



Synopsis:
After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.

Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancĂ© and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.


But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves...




How easy or difficult was it to write Lies and Other Acts of Love after you published Dear Carolina?
Because of the way the publishing time table works, I actually had a book deal for Lies and Other Acts of Love before Dear Carolina was released, which was a huge relief! For me, the writing part is always very fun. (So far, at least!) Lies and Other Acts of Love actually started as two books, one about the main character Lovey and the other about the main character Annabelle. I was working on the two at the same time and decided to combine them together. After that, it was smooth sailing!

Which authors have inspired you? 
These past nine months since Dear Carolina was released has been so incredible because I have gotten to meet so many of my idols! Elin Hilderbrand, Mary Alice Monroe, Patti Callahan Henry, Paula McLain and Jodi Thomas, just to name a few, are all authors that I have long admired and found an inspiration who have been so amazingly kind and generous to me. I am so grateful!

What did you do to celebrate when you were first published? 
Dear Carolina came out on Cinco de Mayo, so we had a huge party with Mexican food and tequila and all that good stuff. A big group of friends helped throw it, and it was a wonderful launch night, one that I’ll always remember!

If you could cast the lead characters in a movie version of Lies...., who would you choose?
Jennifer Lawrence would be a great Annabelle. She’s from Kentucky, so I’m sure she could do a great Southern accent. Honor Blackman looks just like Lovey does in my head. And there aren’t too many amazing ninety-year-old actresses around. Helen Mirren would be amazing but they’d have to “age” her a little bit!

What is your longest friendship? 
I’ve been friends with my friend Trevor since we were eighteen months old, right when we moved to my hometown of Salisbury, NC. Our moms used to put us in high chairs beside each other and feed us lunch!

What is your theme song? 
Hmmm… I’m not sure I have a theme song! I love music and listen to it all the time. I’ve always wanted to write a song so perhaps I’ll have to write my theme song!

Thanks to Kristy for visiting with us and sharing her latest novel with our readers!

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20 comments:

Janine said...

I can't remember the last lie that I told. My oldest living relative would be an aunt. She is in her 80s. She's not a blood relative because she was the sister-in-law of one of my step-fathers. But I still consider her family. I haven't seen her since I was in my 20s because I can't get to New York anymore.

Bonnie Franks said...

I make it a point not to lie. Every now and again a small one has to go by if it's a direct question from a grandchild (who is a nosy teenager) and I don't feel the answer is beneficial to anyone. I even try to work around it in that instance. Oldest relative is my mother, 84.

Beth and Kristy said...

I love this!! Thank you soooo much!! xo Kristy

Anonymous said...

My longest living relative is my Aunt who will be 88. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Linda May

Tatum Rangel said...

My longest living relative is my grandmother--my mom's mother--who is in her 80s.

traveler said...

My longest living relative is an aunt who celebrated her 90th birthday in January.

Bonnie K. said...

My grandfather is deceased, but he lived to his 90s. Currently, my mother-in-law is the oldest in her late 80s.
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Rita said...

I hate to lie but I did say I was sick when I was invited somewhere I didn't want to go.

Holly said...

I don't tell lies.

Anita Yancey said...

My longest living relative is an aunt on my mother's side of the family that is 93.

Linda Kish said...

My aunt was 97 when she passed away. Her mom was 92. My mom was 88 1/2.

Elizabeth Parker said...

Oldest LIVING relative is my uncle, he's 80. My grandmas were 81 and 89 when they passed away, though.

Grandma Cootie said...

my aunt

Cindy B said...

My oldest relative is my great-aunt. She is 97.

Jeryl M. said...

My aunt is my oldest relative. She is in her 90s.

Letty B. said...

My oldest living relative at the moment is an uncle who just turned 93 years old.

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My aunt is now 87 years old.

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Kimberly V said...

My longest living relative is an uncle.

Sheri Wong said...

The last lie I told was a while back, my husband called me from out of town and when I answered he asked if I was sleeping. I said no.

Melanie Backus said...

The longest living relative is my daddy.