Friday, May 20, 2011

An hour with Jen Lancaster & If You Were Here Giveaway

Last week I had the pleasure of spending an hour with one of Girls Just Reading's favorite writers,  Jen Lancaster during her reading at Barnes & Nobel on Union Square in New York City. 

I love her, I think I fall a little more in love with her every time I see her.  She is funny, witty, real.  I love the pearls and the scarf. She read an expert for her very first novel, the newly released If You Were Here.  I have to admit, I was unsure if I wanted to read this novel.  I love her memoirs but I didn't know what kind of novelist she would make.  After hearing the excerpt, I know I had nothing to worry about.

The event consisted of an excerpt reading, a brief Q&A period and finally a book signing.  I enjoyed how candid she was with her readers. She shared stories of her new neighborhood, gave us updates on her animals.  She is the perfect “girls night out” author to go see. They only thing Barnes & Nobel needed was an old school push cart girl serving cocktails. My best bud Sharon brought along a male friend, someone who had never heard of Jen Lancaster (shocking, I know). He looked a little frightened considering he was one of about five guys in the audience. After I repeatedly insisted that he was going to love her, he was still skeptical. Afterwards I'm happy to say she won him over, just like I knew she would.  He said she was funny, witty, smart and appealed to everyone. And he’s right.

This time around I didn't ask her any questions, but I did get an autographed copy of her novel for one of you.  Fill out the form below to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Jen Lancaster's If You Were Here: A Novel.  In order to qualify, you must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada and enter by midnight Friday, May 27th EST.

As always, our winner will be chosen by  Good luck to all.


Teresa May 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

This is such a great giveaway!

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