Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stephie Chapman is laughing out loud...plus a book giveaway

Introduction by Melissa Amster

Recently, we were asked about celebrity crushes in the ChickLitChatHQ group. One answer that caught my eye was "David Duchovny," as I had a crush on him in college. I inquired as to whether the woman who posted it had heard the song about him. She hadn't, so I gladly shared it with her. Then we started chatting and I found out that she's a chick lit author. So, of course, I invited her for a friendly (and humorous) visit to CLC.

Meet Stephie Chapman, author of Getting Over Jesse Franklin and Jetplanes to Jupiter (which are part of a series). She has an e-book set of both for a lucky reader!

Stephie lives on the South Coast of the UK with her (some might erroneously say) long suffering husband, and two children. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found living the dream nine-to-five life, playing aforementioned four-stringed instruments (ukulele, bass), or catching up on a) Netflix or b) sleep.

She’s a big fan of the Oxford comma, has figured out the most perfect cast for if ever her books were made into movies (find me an author who hasn’t! I’ll wait.) and not so secretly fancies herself as a Joan Holloway, Donna Paulsen, and Hank Moody hybrid.

Visit Stephie online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram


What happens when you find your 90's boyband crush on Facebook, and then add him as a friend?

Back in the nineties Cassie loved Jesse. But he was the bass player in her favourite band and didn't even know she existed. Fourteen years on, the band has broken up and she's found him on Facebook, and it turns out that after finally meeting in London, he quite likes her, too. Things between them quickly intensify and Cassie and Jesse soon find themselves in a long distance relationship spanning five thousand miles.

Just as Cassie is beginning to think all her dreams have come true, she's reminded that when something seems too good to be true, it usually is. But whilst she tries to piece her life back together in London, over in LA, Jesse is planning a way to win her back.
(Courtesy of Amazon)

*We're not sharing the synopsis of Jetplanes as there are spoilers for Getting Over Jesse Franklin.*

Most recent thing you laughed about:
Ahh, this is almost certainly one of those you-have-to-be-there things, but my side hustle to writing (ha) is that I work at a University. You might think a University would be a dry old place to work, but guys, you'd be wrong! There's a lot of innuendo. A LOT. So much so that I keep a book of all the accidentally smutty things my colleagues say. It's almost full. Sometimes, my BFF at work and I will have a giggle over some of the things people have said that we've put in the book.

Favorite funny meme:
Mary Poppins flying off holding her umbrella. Caption is "Screw this. I am done! I am so done."

Favorite comedy film:
It's super old, but I love Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin. That last scene! No spoilers, but it's amazing. You absolutely realise they have been completely played, and so do they!

What is something that always makes you laugh no matter what?
There's a gif (that I shamelessly overuse on Twitter) of Steve Carell pulling a face. It sums up distaste for something perfectly. Very stupid, but it always makes me laugh.

What is the strangest thing you've ever laughed about?
Probably some of the odd stuff my husband comes out with. This morning, for instance, he'd just got out of the shower, and he was combing through his hair in our bedroom and legitimately checking himself out in the mirror. 'Yeah,' he said, 'I look like a proper Jedi!'

Just.... what?

He's a strange one.

What is the funniest thing you own?
The funniest thing I own? Hmm, Do my kids count? They are hilarious. A stream of comedy gold. Shine on, you crazy diamonds.

Thanks to Stephie for all the laughs and for sharing her books with our readers.

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Janine said...

I don't think I really own anything funny, maybe just strange. Years ago I bought these big concrete landscape cacti to decorate in front of my house. Now I wonder why I got them in the first place. And when one of my friends was over the other day, she said one looked like a penis from the angle she saw it through the window from sitting on the couch.

Kelley B said...

I have a onesie that is royal blue with yellow ducks on it!! A onesie is a one piece zip up front pair of pajamas. I love them.

rhonda said...

We have two carved monkeys that people seem to find funny.

StephTheBookworm said...

A Rugrats doll of Angelica! Loved that show when I was a kid.

Dianna said...

For Mother's Day one year, my daughter got me a root beer float candle at Dollywood. It looks JUST LIKE a root beer float with a straw in it. Several times when we've had friends over, I've had people pick it up, or ask if they could have one. They're always so surprised that it's a candle. Of course, I can never burn it since she saved her money to buy it for me!

rubynreba said...

I bought a big old floppy doll at a garage sale. It is so ugly that it makes it funny!

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I don’t think I own anything that’s funny!