As of next week, this URL will automatically redirect you to JenLancaster.com. (But you're welcome to click the link now, as the new site is live.)
Once the URL is switched, I'll post the new RSS feed.
I've been begging for this ever since I learned it was an option and I'm so excited to announce that my pain-in-the-assery has finally paid off!
From now until 11/5, my first memoir Bitter Is the New Black is available for a $2.99 ebook download!
The link to all platforms is here:
(Or you can just pull up Amazon, BN.com, iBooks, etc. because I assume you don't need me to explain how to buy an ebook.)
(Also, to make it easier for those on the older model ereaders, the footnotes are embedded in the text in brackets, largely because I'm one of those people who's too lazy to do all that clicking just to find a footnote that reads "Damn.")
(And again, to anyone who's new here, please note the Netflix show about going to prison is an entirely different iteration of Is the New Black. Although that memoir's really great - arguably far better - it's not part of this promotion.)
Happy reading! And act now!
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I'm delighted to announce the Eighth Annual Witty Women event on October 16th!
Please join authors Stacey Ballis, Amy Guth, Claire Zulkey, Wendy McClure, and me for a night of wine, women, and wit! Hands down, this is everyone's favorite event of the year and we're all so happy to be together again.
The fun begins at 7:00 PM on October 16th at The Book Cellar on 4736 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago. Reservations aren't required to attend this free event, but please arrive early to guarantee yourself a seat.
Personally, I'll be sharing the one-time-only tale of the Worst Trip Ever before I turn the whole thing into a screenplay. Highlights include The Unintentionally Creepiest Museum in Existence, The Curiously Large Butternut Squash (notable as the only point of interest on Syphilis Beach), Saint Gardening Glove, and so much more!
Hope to see you there!
I'm pleased to announce many exciting happenings this week before I go underground and finish two books in the next five months! (Is the "because I'm a procrastinating moron" implied here or do I need to be more explicit? Wait, don't answer that.)
First up on Thursday, I'm delighted to be in conversation with actress/author Jenny Mollen about her hilarious memoir I Like You Just the Way I Am.
She's outrageous and funny and, most importantly, smart, which is what initially caught my interest. As I read on, I realized she hates all the stuff I hate, ergo she's now my girl. Come see us here:
Thursday, June 19th at 6:00 PM
Lincoln Belmont Library
1659 W. Melrose
Books will be available by my friends at the Book Cellar. As of now, there's no official event registration, but if that changes, I will keep you posted.
Next up, if the Jenny event weren't awesome enough, on Sunday I'm thrilled to be a part of the MONSTERS OF CHICK LIT SUMMER BAND-BACK-TOGETHER TOUR.
Okay, it's not really called that.
(Note to self - have tee shirts made anyway.)
But when I have the honor/privilege of appearing with the amazing Sarah Pekkanen, Sarah Jio, Amy Hatvany, and Stacey Ballis, I feel this is what the event SHOULD have been titled.
Come be a part of the fun here:
Sunday, June 22nd at 1:00 PM (doors open at 12:00)
1200 W. Randolph
Admission is $5 and includes a glass of sparkling wine and will be even more fun than the last time. (Lunch! Full bar! I promise not to be sick this time and even if I am, I promise I won't make you feel my glands, which in retrospect was extra-weird and I am sorry.) Books will be for sale by the Book Cellar.
Tickets may be purchased in advance here.
Finally, I signed a six month lease with the Re-Invent Gallery in Lake Forest, so they're going to be handling my furniture sales exclusively through the end of the year. If you're interested, please check out my wares here.
The YardappleVintage website displays the most current inventory to my knowledge. (Meaning something might have sold while I was on vacation and I don't yet know about it.) Please note I'm going to start including a free signed book of your choice with any furniture purchase.
The available accessories aren't pictured yet, but I will post those soon. Plus, I have a basement full of smaller pieces to paint if you're local and want something that fits in your car, so stay tuned because there's more to come!
Okay, I think that's enough damn excitement for a Monday.
Please forgive any typos as this is the last official post I write on my antiquated old hamster-powered PC. As of this afternoon - or as soon as Fletch gets around to it - I am finally, finally, grudgingly switching to Mac because I would kind of like shit to start working, what with two books due and all.
That's it! Hope to see you this week!!