Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chick Lit All Grown Up – Love Under the Bubble Wrap by Donna Shepherd

Chick Lit All Grown Up – Love Under the Bubble Wrap by Donna Shepherd

Donna Shepherd, a well-known children's book author and writing workshop leader, has written Love Under the Bubble Wrap, a novelette story not for her usual elementary-age readers. Her newest passion is writing hen-lit. Her novelette begins with the arrival of a mysterious gift (hence, the bubble wrap), and comes complete with humor, romance, and even a little mystery to solve.

What is hen-lit? It's chick-lit all grown up. According to the popular blog "Chick Lit Books, "hen-lit books" feature women who are a little (and sometimes a lot) older than the average chick lit heroine. The age range is anywhere from late 30’s to mid 60’s. Generally, you will find the main characters dealing with normal situations, such as jobs, love the second time around, family situations, and more."

The female leading lady in Love Under the Bubble Wrap isn't your typical twenty-something drop-dead gorgeous reedy willow. No, this is a story about a marriage in trouble and real life issues to which many readers will relate. Ms. Shepherd's romantic escape resonates with comedy, love, and enough mystery to keep the pages turning.

About the author: Ms. Shepherd has hundreds of articles and devotionals to her credit. Her writings appear in Daily Grace for Women and The Best Grandma in the World. Her children's books No More Gunk!, OUCH! Sunburn, Poodle and Doodle, and Sully's Topsy Tale featuring short, playful rhymes and humorous illustrations. Donna is the founder of Greater Harvest Workshops and Middletown Area Christian Writers. She's also in demand as a Bible teacher, conference speaker, and singer. Donna lives in the Cincinnati area. Visit Ms. Shepherd's Facebook page for helpful writing tips, useful links, and updates about her writing: http://www.Facebook.com/donnajshepherd.

Love Under the Bubble Wrap a Novelette is the perfect length to read on your lunch break - or anytime, and available exclusively on Amazon. Readers can purchase the book for their Kindle, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, or Android-based devices.
Publisher: Lilliput Press (February 1, 2012)
Language: English
ASIN: B007402K34
Price: $0.99

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist


  1. Thanks for this little inservice on "hen-lit"...a new term for me and one I think I will like a lot! Sounds like a good read.

    1. Hi, Sharon,

      Thanks! It was fun to write and I hope that shines through. I'm more of a hen than a chick! :)


  2. What a surprise! I didn't know Donna wrote for grown ups...

    1. Another Sharon! Hi, Sharon M!

      I've written nonfiction and inspirational pieces for grownups for a while, but not that much fiction. I've become good friends with Linore Burkard who writes romance. She has become my mentor in this genre. I'm working on another novelette now.

      I also have a children's book called "Ava's Secret Tea Party" that will be released soon followed by "Emma Ant" either late this year or early next. Of course, I'll never quit writing for children!

  3. Hi, Donna,

    Thanks for posting the media release. I appreciate your promotion very much.

    The other Donna


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