We are pleased to announce that this Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 9pm EST 32 Candles author, Ernessa T. Carter will be our first author of #blacklitchat Tweet Chat on Twitter!!!!!!!!!!
So wear your 32 Candles T-shirt or pull your book out of your pink 32 Candles bag and lets have an online book chat with her.
Umm…who is Ernessa T. Carter?
sErnessa T. Carter has worked as an ESL teacher in Japan, a music journalist in Pittsburgh, a payroll administrator in Burbank, and a radio writer for American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest in Hollywood. She’s also a retired L.A. Derby Doll. A graduate of Smith College and Carnegie Mellon University’s MFA program, 32 CANDLES is her first novel.
I’ve heard about 32 Candles, but don’t know what it’s about?
Davie—an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi—is positive her life couldn’t be any worse. She has the meanest mother in the South, possibly the world, and on top of that, she’s pretty sure she’s ugly. Just when she’s resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life—Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn’t imitate art. Tormented endlessly in school with the nickname “Monkey Night,” and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, James Farrell, Davie finds that it is bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood—as a beautiful and successful lounge singer in a swanky nightclub.
Davie is finally a million miles from where she started—until she bumps into her former obsession, James Farrell. To Davie’s astonishment, James doesn’t recognize her, and she can’t bring herself to end the fantasy. She lets him fall as deeply in love with her as she once was with him. But is life ever that simple? Just as they’re about to ride off into the sunset, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie’s dreams—
A disarmingly moving tale”
–Bridgette Bartlett, Essence magazine
“Carter’s first novel is a winner on all fronts.”
–Kristine Huntley, The Booklist (STARRED review)
“32 Candles is a perfect bookclub choice!! I want everyone to read this book so we can all talk about the absolutely wonderful and utterly imperfect and refreshingly real Davie Jones. If you have ever been teased about anything at all, you will fall head over heels in love with Davie.”
–Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench
“First there was Stella and she got her groove back, then there was Bridget Jones and she managed to find love despite her own loveable neuroses. Now there is Davie Jones. 32 Candles, at last, is the answer to the question ‘What should I read next?”
–Erica Kennedy, author of Feminista and Bling
After the chat I’ll add your praise here. (wink, nod)
What is BlackLit Chat?
It's a stream of tweets about books by Black[including Pan-African, African-American, Brit, Caribbean, Canadian Black, etc.] authors in real time during a specified time. Our time for this chat is Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 7-8 PM EST. Remember it here via Facebook.
More about #BlackLitChat is here at my co-host Bernadette Davis’ Black Books Blog. She is giving away a copy of 32 Candles this week. So check it out.
How does it Work? 3 Easy Steps
- 1. Get a Twitter account, or login, or remember your Twitter Password.
- 2. Join the chat by clicking this link. http://is.gd/fYHlB
- 3. Now login with your Twitter Password.
Want a copy of 32 Candles? The first person to RT this announcement link (), leave a question you would like to ask Ernessa to my Facebook comment , then share it on your Facebook profile, and follow #blacklitchat get’s it. Ernessa will answer your question live Sunday. How kewl?!