A Book, A Give-Away, A Blog Tour and a Dream Come True – DANGLED CARAT!

A Book, A Give-Away, A Blog Tour and a Dream Come True – DANGLED CARAT!

“So, guess what?” I said to my husband as I pursued the internet, early one morning.

As usual, I didn’t give him the chance to answer. I just continued.  “BlogHer is having a writing conference in a month, in New York!  And it is about converting a blog into a book.  I’m going to go!”

“Mmm,” he answered.  Clearly he was more interested in what was on his laptop….

DangledCarat-Amazon-Kobo-Smashwords-Apple-2500x1563The month flew, and before I knew it I was at a hotel in New York City surrounded by amazing and talented women. As expected, I learned a ton about the business behind books, and met some great bloggers that would later turn into friends.  But something else happened….

As I sat at a round table, with Kathy Raddigan, from My Dishwasher’s Possessed, six other bloggers, and an editor from Penguin, discussing memoirs,  I knew I couldn’t procrastinate anymore. I had to try to accomplish my dream. I had to start writing my story about my attempt to convert the ultimate commitment-phobic man into a husband with a lot of help from his family and friends.

And I did!  I started writing that weekend!  Six month’s later I had a completed manuscript, but Dangled Carat needed a lot of polishing, and Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, helped me do that polishing.

I started editing the story in October 2012, one year after I typed my first words.  Unfortunately, thanks to my good friend Sandy (AKA Hurricane Sandy) I didn’t get too far. But eventually I did get back on track… and now….I am thrilled to share that my dream is now a reality!  Dangled Carat is available everywhere Ebooks are sold and a print version is also available on Amazon!


I am giving away one autographed signed copy, one $25 Victoria Secret gift card, and one CD by my very dear friend, Sandi Rose, “when you believe.”  This is the first of many giveaways to follow!  To hear a demo of Sandi 

To learn more about Dangled Carat – check out schedule of reviews and interviews

9/15 – Mc Guffy’s Reader – Review

9/16 – It’s Just Life – Review

9/16 – Suspense She Writes – Review

9/16 – Time Out For Mom – Review

9/17 –Boca Frau– Review

9/18 – Belle of the Carnival

9/18 – Making My Mark – Review

9/18 – Lisa Writes – Review

9/19 – My Dishwasher’s Possessed – Review & Interview

9/23 – Donetta’s World– interview

9/25 – Belle of the Carnival – interview

9/26 – Vanessa Morgan – Review

10/1 – Making My Mark – Interview

10/26 – Socrates Book Reviews – Review

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40 thoughts on “A Book, A Give-Away, A Blog Tour and a Dream Come True – DANGLED CARAT!

  1. Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you and feel so lucky to have been in your group at the conference where you spoke about your idea for a book, and then to get to see you fulfill that dream two years later!!!! Amazing!! Sending so much love your way!!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS lovely Hilary!! Yay for seeing your wonderful dream come true!! All the best with this and with your writing!!! The world is totally your oyster now! Take care

  3. I got your e-mail over the weekend. I am so excited for you.

    I love to interview authors and share their journey. Please let me know if you are interested.

    1. Susi -thank you so much but more importantly thanks so much for all the support along the way! I couldn’t have done it without you!

  4. That is so terrific Hilary. I don’t tweet much, so I can’t do that for you. It looks like a great book. And I got in here without any trouble.

    1. Sometimes – you are so right.. unless you try you don’t really know what this entails… it is funny, looking back – the writing of the book was the easy part!

  5. Your book sounds amazing. Do you have any links to resources? I am also busy writing a book and could do with some advice. I don’t live in the US so can’t go to conferences like you!

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