Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Teri Wilson's Top Five of 2018...plus a book giveaway

We're pleased to welcome Teri Wilson to CLC today to kick off our Happiness theme for the month. We're asking everyone to tell us the top five things that made them happy in 2018. Teri should definitely be happy today because she is celebrating the publication of her latest novel, The Accidental Beauty Queen. Gallery Books has THREE copies for some lucky readers!

Teri Wilson is the author/creator of the Hallmark Channel Original Movies UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, MARRYING MR. DARCY, THE ART OF US and NORTHERN LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS, based on her book SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS. She is a double finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction for her novels THE PRINCESS PROBLEM and ROYALLY WED. She has a major weakness for cute animals, pretty dresses and Audrey Hepburn films, and she loves following the British royal family. Feel free to visit and connect with her at her website and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (Bio courtesy of Teri's website.)

Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time.

She drags Charlotte to the pageant as a good luck charm, but the winning plan quickly goes awry when Ginny has a terrible, face-altering allergic reaction the night before the pageant, and Charlotte suddenly finds herself in a switcheroo the twins haven’t successfully pulled off in decades.

Woefully unprepared for the glittery world of hair extensions, false eyelashes, and push-up bras, Charlotte is mortified at every unstable step in her sky-high stilettos. But as she discovers there’s more to her fellow contestants than just wanting a sparkly crown, Charlotte realizes she has a whole new motivation for winning.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

Five good things that happened in 2018

1. My son is an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and in September, my husband and I went to visit him for a week. It was so much fun! Of course it was great to spend time Cameron, but it was also really fascinating to visit Korea. It’s a beautiful country and the people are very nice. My favorite part of the trip was dressing in traditional Korean clothes (called hanbok) and visiting the XXX Palace in Seoul.

2. I was lucky enough to be involved with the making of two Hallmark Channel Original Movies during 2018! In June, the movie Marrying Mr. Darcy was a sequel to the 2016 production of Unleashing Mr. Darcy, based on my book of the same name. And on December 15, Northern Lights of Christmas premieres on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. This movie is inspired by my book Sleigh Bell Sweethearts, about a pilot heroine who inherits a reindeer farm in Alaska shortly before Christmas. I was able to travel to Canada to be on set for both films, which was beyond exciting.

3. Last summer, two of my books (Royally Wed and The Princess Problem) were finalists for the Romance Writers of America RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. I’d never been a finalist before, so it was really a career high for me.

4. I started a book club this year! Several of my friends and I get together at a local wine bar once a month to discuss the latest Reese Witherspoon book club pick. We’re all writers, so we always have a lot of opinions. It’s great fun, and it’s also forced me to read books outside of my normal reading routine.

5. As this year draws to a close, I’m completing my term as president of San Antonio Romance Authors. It’s been a really rewarding time of encouragement and being a cheerleader for other writers.

Thanks to Teri for visiting with us and to Gallery for sharing her book with our readers.

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Janine said...

I don't know if there was a movie that actually made me happy. But one recently that I really enjoyed was Crazy Rich Asians.

traveler said...

Movies which I watch, enjoy and appreciate are usually profound and dramatic. An amusing one though which I watch every year is Trading Places.

Ruth said...

I met so many wonderful people this year that I only knew online. Very special

jean602 said...

I haven't been to the movies but I enjoy Hallmark movies.

Mary Preston said...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a lot of fun.

Kate Vocke said...

We just watched The Greatest Showman and loved it!

Rita Wray said...

I watched a movie on Lifetime called The Christmas Contract, I liked it.

dstoutholcomb said...

Crazy Rich Asians

Melanie Backus said...

Crazy Rich Asians

StoreyBookLover said...

Pretty much any of the Hallmark movies make me happy this time of year!

Linda Kish said...

I don't go to the movies but I love all of the Hallmark movies especially the Christmas ones.

diannekc said...

Crazy Rich Asians

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