March Chicklit Author Interview Answer #2 “How is chick lit different from women’s fiction?”

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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the March Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Chicklit authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 2nd question is “How is chick lit different from women’s fiction?”

1) Author #1 :  Tetasheri Whitney

To me chick lit differs, in a more relatable and realistic viewpoint of the livelihood of being a ‘woman’

2) Author #2:  Beth Merlin

Chick lit is a bit lighter often referencing pop culture, fashion, and there is almost always a love interest or two.

3) Author #3:  Tracy Orchard

Chick lit, for me, donates a more light-hearted book aimed at younger women mostly but not exclusively. Easy to read, often fun, sometimes saucy. Women’s fiction is a wide umbrella that covers books for women mostly written by women on a slightly more serious note, always with a woman as the main character.

4) Author #4:  Jae El Foster

Chick Lit, in my experience, is more about the empowerment of your strong female lead versus the tender or dramatic moments that help craft great Women’s Fiction.

5) Author #5:  Adesanya

I find Chick Lit to be stronger and more empowering than women’s fiction.

6) Author #6:  Amy Spitzfaden

For one, chick lit guarantees a happy ending! I also feel like there’s freedom to use a lighter voice. It also needs to take place during a specific time of life (typically 20’s to 30’s) and tends to include a focus on the MC’s career.

7) Author #7:  Summer Dowell

Chick lit covers similar themes of romance and womanhood, but I feel like it does it in a much more lighthearted manner. There is always an element of humor and fun in most of them

8) Author #8:  Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe

Women’s fiction is generally written by women, for women, tackling issues specific to women. Chick lit can be written by anyone and is fiction that appeals to women in some strong, relative way.

9) Author #9:  Sasha Lane

Some people can have the impression that Chick Lit is ‘pink and fluffy’ but for me, it means stories about women that I can relate to, and a book that I can easily lose myself in.

10) Author #10:  Kristin Billerbeck

It’s the humor and the rhythm of the dialogue. Women’s fiction takes you to dark places, but Chick Lit will make you giggle while to you. It makes it tough issues easier to digest.

11) Author #11:  Phaedra Patrick

I think it’s just a type of women’s fiction, but I feel ‘chick lit’ isn’t the most complimentary term for it. Chick lit tackles many issues that women deal with today, but in a more light-hearted way. I usually describe myself as a writer of ‘commercial fiction’ rather than say I write women’s fiction or chick lit.

12) Author #12:  Katie Joyce Cross

I think the expectations are much narrower for Chick Lit! For CL, I see it as a coming of age story, typically involving romance (but not about romance), with girls that are early twenties and struggling to figure out adulting.

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March Chicklit Author Interview Answer #1 “Which issue of modern womanhood does your book addresses? Why the issue?”

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Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the March Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Chicklit authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 1st question is “Which issue of modern womanhood does your book addresses? Why the issue?”

1) Author #1 :  Tetasheri Whitney

Sex trafficking and abuse to neglected women

2) Author #2:  Beth Merlin

In my series, the main character Gigi takes a back seat in her career and love life. Over the course of the three books, she learns her worth and is able to become the heroine of her own life.

3) Author #3:  Tracy Orchard

The controversy of internet dating and of ‘testing the waters’ before committing. The issue addresses why is it ok for men to have multiple relationships when women, ideally, should only have one, especially at ‘one time.’

4) Author #4:  Jae El Foster

In ‘Ashaki’s Beauty Parlor,’ our protagonist faces three strong obstacles that most modern women can, in one way or another, relate to, including: the loss of a parent, the betrayal of a lover, and owning her own business.

5) Author #5:  Adesanya

An Autumn of Incident covers one woman’s new life after surviving emotional abuse.

6) Author #6:  Amy Spitzfaden

Fingerprinted Hearts addresses being a woman in business and dealing with imposter syndrome and feelings of unworthiness. It also deals with sisterhood, both literal and figurative, and struggling to align your inner compass with your outer relationships.

7) Author #7:  Summer Dowell

Independence. Most of my books are about young single women who are supporting themselves and fulfilling their own dreams. Eventually they all end up with a man, but I try to show no they’re totally capable and self-sufficient without one!

8) Author #8:  Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe

My story ‘We Made Snow Angels’ addresses tackling the odds and pushing through embarrassment. I think we’ve all made fools of ourselves before in one way or another, and it’s important to see that we’re all just human beings doing the best we can do to struggle through.

9) Author #9:  Sasha Lane

The struggle to balance the many roles that a woman has in life, and the pressure to ‘fit in’ to what society expects of women. I address the issues of marriage and children and the fact that women can feel conflicted if they do not follow this path. I have chosen this theme as I think it’s something that people can relate too. We all have such busy lives and can put ourselves under so much pressure to be perfect at everything.

10) Author #10:  Kristin Billerbeck

Daddy Issues — when Dad is a good parent to your younger siblings and you must find your worth elsewhere.

11) Author #11:  Phaedra Patrick

The Library of Lost and Found addresses the issue of being able to say ‘no’. My heroine, Martha Storm, finds herself saying ‘yes’ to everyone, and taking too much on, so she often feels overwhelmed. I think women today have lots on their shoulders but can feel uncomfortable saying ‘no’ to things.

12) Author #12:  Katie Joyce Cross

Our belief that our value has anything to do with the number on the scale.

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March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #12 Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra

Phaedra Patrick is the internationally bestselling author, best known for THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER, which has been translated into over twenty languages worldwide. Her second novel is titled, ‘RISE AND SHINE, BENEDICT STONE,’ and her third novel is called, THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND.

Phaedra qualified firstly as a stained glass artist before gaining her professional Marketing qualifications. She has worked as a waitress, stained glass designer, film festival organiser and communications manager. She enjoyed her first real writing success when she entered and won several short story competitions, and she now writes full time.

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March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #11 Katie Cross

Katie Cross

Writing stories about women finding themselves is my passion. Okay, food too. I write to sink into a new chance. Experience single life again. Savor that scrumptious cupcake. Meet that unexpectedly perfect guy. And absorb the sweetness in those bakery goodies. Read my stories to enjoy that zest of life again.

March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #10 Kristin Billerbeck

Kristin

Kristin Billerbeck is a bestselling, award-winning author of over forty novels. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and on “The Today Show.” Kristin is a proud mother of four and a lifelong resident of Silicon Valley, California. When not writing, she enjoys good handbags, bad reality television and annoying her children on social media.
www.KristinBillerbeck.com

March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #9 Summer Dowell

Summer Dowell

Summer Dowell is an author of clean romantic comedies on the side of her main gig which is keeping her five children alive. She is obsessed with reading and creating stories in her free time.
Her most noteded other skills include making a mean peanut butter and jelly sandwich and doing massive loads of laundry.

March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #8 Tetasheri Whitney

Tetasheri

Tetasheri is a small town native of Texas. Her desire to read and write started as early as the age of three. Mrs.Whitney finds inspiration in struggle, believing that there is beauty to be “told” about anything! The family oriented author is the eldest of 8 siblings, and the mother of three children. She enjoys uplifting others and is always offering a hand to those in need. Mrs.Whitney plans to take her career as an author to NEW heights, by the ambition of her vivid and far stretched imagination. 

March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #7 Tracy Traynor

Tracy

After twenty years of marriage, getting divorced and dating at the age of forty-one, was… shall we say interesting. This book is a look at dating later in life and all the fun and tears that go along with it. A real story for a real woman.
It is written with love and the hope of encouraging other women to carry on looking for their Mr Right.

March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #6 Beth Merlin

Beth Merlin

Beth Merlin, a native New Yorker, loves anything Broadway, romantic comedies, and a good maxi dress. After earning her JD from New York Law School, she heard a voice calling her back to fiction writing, like it had during her undergrad study. Amidst her days in The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where Beth majored in Political Communications, she found herself wandering into Creative Writing classes, and ended up earning a minor in the field. After 10 long years laboring over her first manuscript, her debut novel, One S’more Summer, released May 2017. International bestselling author Kristin Harmel called it “a fast paced, enjoyable read”.

Love You S’more is the last book in the Campfire Series. While she’s sad to say goodbye to the characters she’s been working on for the last 10+ years, she hopes she’s given readers (whether Team Gideon or Team Perry) a satisfying ending. And she is so grateful to all of the fans who have supported her and Gigi along the way.

When Beth isn’t working on new novels (like her upcoming title Breakup Boot Camp), she’s spending time with her husband, daughter, and Cavipoo, Sophie.

March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #5 Sasha Lane

Sasha Lane

I live in Barnsley and work full time in the finance industry but write in my spare time allowing my imagination to have a whole lot of freedom as I write Chick lit novels. They’re Chick lit style with a hint of darkness. I try to create characters that are everyday women so hopefully readers can find something about their personality or lifestyle that they can relate to and fall in love with them as much as I have while writing about them. The idea behind my books is to show the challenges of everyday women trying to balance jobs/careers, with family, friends and relationships. It’s hard, and sometimes you have to laugh at yourself, which the main character, Emma, does, but I also wanted to show how important friendship is too at keeping us all sane!