How to Have a Summer Crush Without Getting Crushed.

School is out, tans are on point, and the sweet smell of SPF 50 is in the air. Call yourself a trash compactor, baby, because you are ready to crush. But here’s the problem: crushes are called crushes because hearts are literally getting crushed in the process. And you know what that means? Come mid-August the ground will be covered in shards of broken hearts. That leaves you and a pair of tweezers nipping at your freshly pedicured foot as you try to pluck out the splinters of pain. 

Or, you can crush-proof your summer with the handy-dandy-no-tweezers-necessary (unless-you-have-a-unibrow) method I like to call V.A.G. Now remember it’s not for everyone. Just those of you who don’t mind saying, “I’m …

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Ass Packwards.

You know how people say, “The house could have been burning down and I still wouldn’t have noticed…” Well, I didn’t say it, my friends, I lived it.

Last month, on Saturday, June 2, I spent the afternoon working on my new middle-grade novel and I was in the zone. Deep, deep, deep. Yes, I heard sirens and the whirring blades of the helicopters, but did they register? No. No, they did not.

The fifteen years I spent living in NYC had dulled my senses to those sounds. The fifteen years I spent writing and blocking out distractions, dulled them even further. So, it literally took a call from the police, followed by a megaphone announcement outside my house to …

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Life’s A Glitch.

Back in early 2017, Ryan, my trainer, had just proposed to his girlfriend and wanted a nice place to throw the engagement party.

The sign on my office door says, “Careful Or You’ll End Up In My Novel” It should say, “Careful Novel Or You’ll End Up In My Life.”

“I know the wedding planner at the Montage,” I told him. “I’ll hook you up!” So what if his budget was tight. Jules Valentine was a hopeless romantic. She’d make it work.

Needless to say, Ryan was thrilled and stretched me for an extra long time that day.

After our session, I searched for Jules’ number on my phone and was shocked when I couldn’t find it. Seconds later, that …

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Paperback Attack!

Is your book club is getting dirty? Let me know so I can Skype into your meeting. Post in the comments section and we’ll set it up. 

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NO MO FOMO.

Here’s a wrap up of yesterday’s event for those of you who couldn’t make it. And just so you know, my wardrobe is finally working. So is my Amex. I shopped and dropped.

Didn’t You Love It?? 

Well, that may have been the funniest Smart Women event we’ve ever had – thanks to our smart, inspiring and hilarious guest speaker, author Lisi Harrison!

Networking. Shopping with our Hanger Boutiques. Being inspired by an amazing message from Lisi about being yourself – and more importantly – letting others be themselves, too.

We were so pleased to see lots of new faces at the event and to be able to honor our volunteers, who dedicate nearly 41,000 hours to Working Wardrobes each
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PRETENDERS: PAYOFFS AND PLAYLISTS. A Spoiler Alert Exclusive.

The cover for the advanced reader copy.

Due to the tragic and untimely death of my Pretenders series, the character who leaked the private journals of five students was never revealed. Until now…

While all five had their reasons, only one of them did it. This character was male. He pretended to be emancipated from his parents because his family’s business (they made tampons) caused him to be bullied in the past. So a very wealthy Daniel Ponowitz became Jagger–the cool street urchin.

As the story progressed, Jagger and Audri became an item. The struggle to conceal his identity intensified. At the end of book 2 (the last one published), Jagger discovered that his father was having an affair with …

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The Pretenders Ender

 

 

Who is X? Read at your own risk to discover the truth…

Actually, there’s no risk of spoilers because I never published the ending of this series and I never will. I know, it’s unthinkable. It’s also not my fault. My 2014 series Pretenders was supposed to be four books. I wrote and released two. As I was outlining the third I got the dreaded call. My editor was leaving my publisher to start her own imprint. There was more to the conversation but my ears were ringing so loudly I couldn’t hear it. The bottom line: The series was over. I fought for a chance to write the conclusion but was shut down. My agent didn’t

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Weirdos of The World UNITE!

Massie: Lisi, are you a rope?

Lisi: No, why?

Massie: Because you’ve been slacking!

I know, I have been slacking on my posts. I am so sorry. March was a rogue month and my routine was its casualty. But I am back and ready to give my unsolicited take on life as I see it. Oh, and my excuse for not posting last week? I was visiting my dad in Florida without my laptop. I wanted to be present and come home with a tan. I accomplished both.

One humid evening over wine and Ruffles, I asked dad to describe each of his kids using one word only. He rolled his eyes and asked for another topic. I poured more …

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Dudes: So Simple They’re Confusing.

I recently received the following crush question from a girl named Maureen:

Lisi, I went on a date with this boy two months ago. Super fun, we got along great,

 but then he never asked me out again. Then out of the blue, he messaged me and asked if I wanted to go to the beach. I said yes and it was great. He ended up holding my hand and then we cuddled. A few days later I texted him and he never responded. I’m confused and so hurt. I feel dumb for liking him and thinking he liked me.🙁 Anyway, I’m pretty sad about this and I want to know how to get over him or just hear

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