The winner of yesterday’s giveaway, a copy of THE DADDY CATCH is: Heather Burch. Congratulations, Heather! Please email your address to email@example.com to receive your copy of Leigh’s book.
Book clubs, Bunco, girls night out. It’s all an excuse to get together with our favorite people in the world- other girls! And whether you’re twenty or sixty, I insist that “girl” is the word most women use to refer to their friends (hence the word “girlfriend”).
All my books center around the power of female relationships. I firmly believe that you gotta be right with your girlfriends in order to feel right about yourself. Now, I don’t mean that you have to be a sheep. We’ve all seen the film, Mean Girls (and if you haven’t, then you should, because it’s not just for teenagers). We know the power of the clique used badly can lead to a lot of teenage angst and low self-esteem. But I also believe that it’s through the power of other women that we empower ourselves. What female writer doesn’t have Jane Austen on her list of favorite authors? If you ask most women who their role model is, they’ll answer their mother or their grandmother or some other influential woman in their life.
When we get together with our girlfriends, whether it’s to discuss books, play Bunco or cards, go out for dinner or drinks, or sing in the church choir, we’re with the people who most understand what it’s like to be us. We can let our proverbial hair down. After a night with my girls I always feel refreshed and ready to tackle the demands of wife, mother, author, nurse and all the other hats I wear in life. Plus, it’s just plain old good fun!
This is a picture of me with my Bunco group the night I announced I’d sold my first novel. They were all so thrilled for me!
This is a picture of my sister, Carmen (sitting on the floor) and her friends at a spa birthday party all holding up copies of my books.
For more fun pictures, recipe and get together ideas, or take my Which Bunco Babe are you? quiz, please visit my Girls Night Out page on my website.
And have a happy Memorial Day weekend!