Daily Dish

Musings, ramblings, and miscellaneous writer neuroses of RITA award-winning comedy and New York Times bestselling author Alesia Holliday.

Monday, October 31

Happy Halloween!! And fab new guest author!

In between shopping for Halloween candy, planning out costume details, and putting the eight-foot long spider in my yard, I'm also finishing revisions on BLONDES HAVE MORE FELONS, so sorry this space has been blank for a bit! But I'm thrilled to host GCC author Megan Crane and her book, EVERYONE ELSE’S GIRL. Here's the scoop:

Advance praise for EVERYONE ELSE’S GIRL:
“Megan Crane rules! Cancel your evening plans: you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve devoured every delicious word.”
Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries series and Every Boy’s Got One

Megan Crane’s debut novel, English as a Second Language, was a hit when it was published last year, garnering overwhelming buzz and now in its fourth printing. Kirkus called it “an engrossing, intelligent read never lacking in drama or humor,” and author Melissa Senate (The Solomon Sisters Wise Up) hailed it as a “very funny, from-the-heart debut.” Crane’s sophomore effort, EVERYONE ELSE’S GIRL (Warner Books Trade Paperback Original; October 21, 2005; $12.95), is a smart, sassy story about a quintessential “good girl” who discovers she may not be so good after all. EVERYONE ELSE’S GIRL is a welcome addition to the newly minted 5 SPOT imprint launching this fall.

Meredith McKay has gone to a lot of trouble to create the picture-perfect life for herself—far away from her troublesome family, thank you. When her father's car accident forces her back to her hometown, however, she soon discovers that there's no running away from family issues—there's only delaying the inevitable.

Can anyone sort out a lifetime of drama in one hot summer? Throw in a hot guy from back in high school with an axe to grind, a best friend turned enemy turned soon-to-be-sister-in-law, and, of course, the sometimes irritating/sometimes delightful members of her own family, and Meredith is on her way to figuring out that a trip through the past is the best way to move forward.

With one revelation after another coming to light, Meredith must reexamine all the things she’s ever believed, including the truth about herself. Could it be that she isn’t the picture-perfect good girl she always thought she was? EVERYONE ELSE’S GIRL is a funny, poignant reminder that a trip through the past is usually the best – and only – way to move forward.

Megan Crane, author of her debut novel English as a Second Language, is a New Jersey native who graduated from Vassar and received her MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England. She currently lives in Los Angeles.