Announcer: Welcome to the inaugural Miss Chick Lit Pageant brought to you by Chick Lit Chat. You'll be meeting a wide scope of women who represent the genre and their novels well. Coming up next is Elliot Lynch. She hails from The Marrying Type and Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Lynch works for her family's event planning business and is the star of a new reality TV show about the lives of wedding planners. Elliot, why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself.
Elliot walks across the stage with an overly bright smile on her face.
Elliot: Uh... Hi. Thank you for having me. Like you said, I'm from Charleston and I plan weddings. (Crickets.)
Announcer: Err... Why don't you tell us what you like.
Elliot: Baseball. Wine. Cupcakes. I try not to eat too many of those, though, because I don't have much time for cardio these days.
Announcer: And what is your dream?
Elliot: I'd like to pay off my family's debt and make it through the taping of this reality TV show without anything horrible happening. (Catches a producer urging her to go on.) Oh, and of course I'd like to find a cure for cancer and world peace. (Smile.)
Announcer: Well thank you, Elliot. That was... interesting. While you change into your swimming suit, we'll tell you a little bit more about The Marrying Type. Did you know it is a modern re-imagining of Jane Austen's novel, Persuasion? In fact, Austenesque Reviews called it "A lovely and inventive homage to Persuasion! But you don’t have to love and be familiar with Jane Austen’s Persuasion to find The Marrying Type an entertaining, charming, and enthralling read." (pauses) Let's welcome Elliot back to the stage for the next portion of the pageant.
Elliot steps out wearing this:
Announcer (continued): Well don't you look... lovely Tell us a little bit about your swimsuit.
Elliot: Well... (looks down) this is the one I wear when I have time to go to the beach. Which hasn't been for a while come to think of it. I like that it has polka dots and it's classic. It also covers up some problem spots well.
Announcer: Wonderful... Go on backstage and get ready for the talent portion. While she does that, let's tell you a little more about The Marrying Type. Believe it or not, this lovely young lady doesn't do too much dating. Rumor has it she has an ex from her past, who sounds like a catch. At least that's what, Annabel & Alice said: "This book was hard to put down, and left me with a smile on my face – albeit a little sad that I don’t have an Eric of my own to live happily ever after with!" Oh look, Elliot is back... And she's...
Elliot: For my talent, I'm going to dry a bride's tears, resolve an argument between the mother of the bride and mother of the groom, and give the florist an earful for showing up an hour later than promised.
Announcer: You're going to do that right now?
Elliot: No, but you can read all about it in The Marrying Type (beams).
Announcer: (sighs) OK, let's go ahead and do the interview. Would you rather be 20 and the most beautiful woman in the world, 30 and the smartest woman in the world, or 40 and the richest?
Announcer: Right, well, thank you Elliot for that. As a reminder to all of you watching at home, there is a PRIZE available. You can be a beauty queen too with a gift card. The Grand Prize for this international drawing will be a $100 gift card to Sephora (US/Canada winner), £65 gift card to Lush Cosmetics (UK winner) or a $125AUD to Mecca (Australia winner). A winner will be chosen via Random.org on Monday, May 18th. Entering is easy, just leave a comment answering this question, like Elliot: Would you rather be 20 and the most beautiful woman in the world, 30 and the smartest woman in the world, or 40 and the richest?
Announcer (continued): And of course, you should check out The Marrying Type. The Marrying Type is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Marching Ink.
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