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Revising the Meaning of Success

author and creative writing tutorSpreading the word about a book is like having a second job. That’s my excuse for being absent from my blog the past few weeks as I promote the new edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands. Today, I’m in the U.K., sort of. British author Bridget Whelan has invited me to be a guest on her blog. Bridget is the author of the novel, A Good Confession, and the popular new non-fiction book for authors, Back to Creative Writing School. Today on her blog I talk about revising the meaning of success, in a post called Should Writing Success Always be Counted in Money? Britain is seven hours ahead of me here in Mountain Time, so what are you still bloody reading this for? Get on over to Bridget’s blog before the day ends! 

 

Cara’s Blog Book Tour 2014 – Day 6

Book Cover - Cara Lopez LeeWelcome to the finale of my 2014 blog book tour! This month I’m celebrating the new Conundrum Press edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Today you can find me in two places: PubSlush, a crowd-funding platform that launches quality authors out of the slush pile, and Murder is Everywhere, where one of that blog’s 12 renowned crime writers has offered me her killer slot for a day.

Today PubSlush features me in their Women on Wednesday author interview series. I answer such questions as: “How does writing give you a voice you wouldn’t normally have?” and “What were some of the roadblocks you faced in the publishing process?”

Meanwhile, if you missed my earlier post about my ridiculous efforts to learn to speak Cantonese, please head over to the Murder is Everywhere blog for an encore presentation of Long Time No See.

It’s not too late to visit my entire online tour! You can find permanent links to my blog tour posts in the list below.

BLOG BOOK TOUR
Celebrating the New Edition of Cara Lopez Lee’s Memoir,
They Only Eat Their Husbands:

Jim Heskett Blog
6 Questions with Author Cara Lopez Lee

Conundrum Press
Creating Our Lives as Stories

Travel Dudes
Travel Tip

The Paper Tiger
Long Time No See

The Blood Red Pencil
Here’s a Book In Your Eye

Everyday Underwear
The Wrong Direction

– Pubslush Blog
Women on Wednesday

– Murder is Everywhere
Long Time No See

Cara’s Blog Book Tour 2014 – Day 4

Book Cover - Cara Lopez LeeWelcome to Day 4 of my 2014 blog book tour! Please join me through October 15 as I celebrate the new Conundrum Press edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Today I visit The Blood-Red Pencil, a collaborative blog of professional writers and editors whose goal is to help other writers and editors hone their craft. The group’s founder is the incomparable Dani Greer of Blog Book Tours. Dani is a delightful, supportive, and powerful force to be reckoned with in the world of modern publishing.

My post today is about the many threads that must come together to bring a book into being, threads that sometimes take years to make sense: Here’s a Book In Your Eye.

Here’s where you can find the rest of my online tour:

BLOG BOOK TOUR, October 6-15, 2014
Celebrating the New Edition of Cara Lopez Lee’s Memoir,
They Only Eat Their Husbands:

October 6
Jim Heskett Blog
6 Questions with Author Cara Lopez Lee

October 7
Conundrum Press
Creating Our Lives as Stories

October 7
Travel Dudes
Travel Tip

October 8
The Paper Tiger
Long Time No See

October 9
The Blood Red Pencil
Here’s a Book In Your Eye

October 10
Everyday Underwear
The Wrong Direction

October 15
– Pubslush Blog
Women on Wednesday
– Murder is Everywhere
Long Time No See

Cara’s Blog Book Tour 2014 – Day 3

Book Cover - Cara Lopez LeeWelcome to Day 3 of my 2014 blog book tour! Please join me through October 15 as I celebrate Conundrum Press releasing the new edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Today I visit The Paper Tiger, the blog of one of my favorite authors, Lisa Brackmann.

Lisa writes some of the most intelligent, compelling thrillers you’ll ever read, including Rock Paper Tiger, and Hour of the Rat. Both of those books are set in China, one of the countries I explored on my solo trek around the world, which you can read about in They Only Eat Their Husbands.

I’ve been back to China twice more since then, and in my post at The Paper Tiger today, I talk about my embarrassing efforts to learn to speak Cantonese: Long Time No See.

Here’s where you can find the rest of my online tour:

BLOG BOOK TOUR, October 6-15, 2014
Celebrating the New Edition of Cara Lopez Lee’s Memoir,
They Only Eat Their Husbands:

October 6
Jim Heskett Blog
6 Questions with Author Cara Lopez Lee

October 7
Conundrum Press
Creating Our Lives as Stories

October 7
Travel Dudes
Travel Tip

October 8
The Paper Tiger
Long Time No See

October 9
The Blood Red Pencil
Here’s a Book In Your Eye

October 10
Everyday Underwear
The Wrong Direction

October 15
– Pubslush Blog
Women on Wednesday
– Murder is Everywhere
Long Time No See

Cara’s Blog Book Tour 2014 – Day 2

Book Cover - Cara Lopez LeeWelcome to Day 2 of my 2014 blog book tour! Please join me through October 15 as I celebrate Conundrum Press releasing the new edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Today I visit two blogs:

For travel lovers, today at TravelDudes.org I share safety tips on when to take the risk of talking to strangers to increase your chance for adventure: When To Talk To Strangers.

For writers and book lovers, today at the Conundrum Press blog I consider how writing a memoir illustrates the creative power of seeing life as a story:  Creating Our Lives as Stories.

Here’s where you can find my online tour through October 15:

BLOG BOOK TOUR, October 6-15, 2014
Celebrating the New Edition of Cara Lopez Lee’s Memoir,
They Only Eat Their Husbands:

October 6
Jim Heskett Blog
6 Questions with Author Cara Lopez Lee

October 7
Conundrum Press
Creating Our Lives as Stories

October 7
Travel Dudes
Travel Tip

October 8
The Paper Tiger
Long Time No See

October 9
The Blood Red Pencil
Here’s a Book In Your Eye

October 10
Everyday Underwear
The Wrong Direction

October 15
– Pubslush Blog
Women on Wednesday
– Murder is Everywhere
Long Time No See

Cara’s Blog Book Tour 2014 – Day 1

Book Cover - Cara Lopez LeeWelcome to my 2014 blog book tour! Please join me through October 15 as I celebrate this month’s Conundrum Press release of the new edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Today, you can find a fun interview with me over at author Jim Heskett’s blog. Jim is a fiction and poetry writer, book reviewer, and world traveler who lives in my beautiful Rocky Mountain state of Colorado. In our interview, I talk about the craft of writing, my obsession with a sci-fi TV show, and my re-imagining of an embarrassing book title.

Here’s where you can find my online tour through October 15:

 

BLOG BOOK TOUR, October 6-15, 2014
Celebrating the New Edition of Cara Lopez Lee’s Memoir,
They Only Eat Their Husbands
Please check my events page for updates:

October 6
Jim Heskett Blog
6 Questions with Author Cara Lopez Lee

October 7
Conundrum Press
Creating Our Lives as Stories

October 7
Travel Dudes
Travel Tip

October 8
The Paper Tiger
Long Time No See

October 9
The Blood Red Pencil
Here’s a Book In Your Eye

October 10
Everyday Underwear
The Wrong Direction

October 15
– Pubslush Blog
Women on Wednesday
– Murder is Everywhere
Long Time No See

ENDINGS AREN’T EASY – The Southwest Chapter of My Book Tour

“Endings are hard.” That’s what my friend Eileen once told me. She writes sitcoms, but I find that her quote applies to just about anything. When I got around to writing about the final week of my book tour for They Only Eat Their Husbands, I was already home and couldn’t bring myself to finish.

The road trip itself was difficult to finish. As on many treks, I was tired but not ready to stop.

The road trip itself was difficult to finish. As on many treks, I was tired but not ready to stop. As with many stories, I knew it had to end, but wasn’t sure what it all meant.

Let’s see, shall we?

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