Meredith Schorr Tour
by Meredith Schorr
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
BLURB: Just Friends With Benefits
When a friend urges Stephanie Cohen not to put all her eggs in one bastard, the advice falls on deaf ears. Stephanie’s college crush on Craig Hille has been awakened thirteen years later as if soaked in a can of Red Bull, and she is determined not to let the guy who got away once, get away twice.
Stephanie, a thirty-two-year-old paralegal from Washington, D.C., is a seventies and eighties television trivia buff who can recite the starting lineup of the New York Yankees and go beer for beer with the guys. And despite her failure to get married and pro-create prior to entering her thirties, she has so far managed to keep her overbearing mother from sticking her head in the oven. Just Friends with Benefits is the humorous story of Stephanie’s pursuit of love, her adventures in friendship, and her journey to discover what really matters.
Maybe I was hoping to hear something a little bit more interesting.”
“Like what?” I mumbled, “Details about our hot sex last night?” before I could stop myself. It wasn’t an ideal way to open a dialogue about what was happening between us, but it was something.
“Found it,” Craig said before patting his GPS lovingly. “I don’t know what I’d do without this baby.”
I gazed at him in confusion until a look out the window confirmed we’d arrived at the train station. While Craig parked his car, I muttered, “That was quick.” He probably hadn’t heard what I said and now my opportunity to discuss “us” had disappeared in his rear view mirror and I had no idea when I’d have another chance. Maybe it was the universe urging me not to push. I stepped out of the passenger seat and followed Craig to the back of his car. While he opened the trunk to remove my bag, I watched a young couple exchange a tearful goodbye. Craig handed me my duffle bag. “Here you go. Are you okay waiting here by yourself?”
I glanced at my watch. My train wouldn’t arrive for another twelve minutes. We didn’t have tons of time, but it might be enough to discuss getting together again.
“I’d stay with you, but it’s going to get dark soon, and I have a long ride ahead of me.”
BLURB: How Do You Know?
On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary break from her live-in boyfriend results in a breakup, Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0.
As Maggie reenters the New York City dating jungle, suitors present themselves quickly, but who is “The One?” Is he a sexy coworker, one of many bachelors at a speed-dating event, or is he the man she already set free? How do you know? Her fun-loving friends and supportive family, including meddlesome “no-filter” Aunt Helen, eagerly share their (often unsolicited) opinions, but Maggie is determined to find her own way, even if she falls on her face—repeatedly.
BLURB: A State of Jane
Jane Frank is ready to fall in love. It’s been a year since her first and only relationship ended and far too long since the last time she was kissed. With the LSAT coming up, she needs to find a boyfriend (or husband) before acing law school and becoming a partner at her father’s firm. There’s just one problem: all the guys in New York City are flakes. Interested one day and gone the next, they seemingly drop off the face of the earth with no warning and no explanation.
In her misguided belief that life doesn’t really start until you get married and have kids, Jane jumps from one extreme to the next trying to force a happily ever after until she breaks. Will she ever find her path, and can she do it without alienating her friends and family and risking her career in the process?
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.
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Just Friends With Benefits
A State of Jane
How Do You Know?
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Meredth will be awarding a $20 Sephora Giftcard to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.