Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Booty Tuesday -- Kristan Higgins' My One and Only

Carrying home booty
As you know, I returned from the RWA National Conference last August with Booty!
But this is not a book from RWA National.

This is a book from COFW, 
which is the Central Ohio Fiction Writers where I was over last weekend giving a loooong talk to everybody about POV and a shorter but still, to some, interminable, talk about plotting.

 (I am going to recommend the COFW conference to everyone.  It was great fun and right sized and the workshops looked scrumptious.) 

Anyhow.  This is the second of two books I snagged at COFW.
Did I mention it is signed?

This week you may win Kristan Higgins' My One and Only.

This is Romantic Comedy from New York Times best sellers.  If you haven't tried Kristan Higgins, this is your chance.
From the book: One and only

"I just have to.  It's not a big deal."  I faked a smile and tried to tie the shoulder strap of my dress, but my hands were shaking.  Still couldn't look at him.  It felt as if something big and dark, something that wanted to do me harm, and damned if I wasn't close to tears.


"Look at me."

What could I say?  No?  I obeyed, glancing at him briefly.

"Harper, I love you."  His gypsy eyes were solemn, completely sincere, and that thing in my chest gave a fast, hard, painful twist.

 I love a road trip book. 
"this funny, poignant romance"  Publisher's Weekly

To be eligible to win My One and Only, write and post a poem in the comment thread of this post. 

Use one of the following words from the cover:

One, only, love, marriage, take, novel, Kristan, story, just, thought, life, figured, divorce, attorney, harper, break, catch, bad, enough, wedding, cruel, twist, fate, cross, country, road, trip, sympathetic,back, home, blazing, help.

Your poem can be a 
(traditional or non-traditional)
Rhymed couplet
blank verse
or any other rhyme or poetry form you fancy.  I am not particular.

I'll pick one lucky commenter (US only, sorry) from the comment trail on Friday.


  1. So the scansion doesn't quite work, but that's what's...modern about it.

    Oh what a sucker am I for a novel
    That contains many cruel twists of fate.
    I’ll try to refrain from doing the grovel,
    But I have completely taken the bait:

    To return home looking to catch a break
    And be forced to travel with the ex
    Are tropes that I cannot help but partake.
    Help me please, Jo, read this book next.

  2. Ooooh.. I love that.
    Now I'm hesitant to add my own.

  3. Ok. Enough hesitation.

    Here 'tis.

    A marriage broken once, cannot be fixed.
    Or if it can, success is mixed,
    Unless the new bond comes with such a strength
    The open crack, in width and length
    Rejoins much stronger than before,
    And love at last is love the more.

  4. Anonymous4:01 PM

    A road trip
    symbolizes the greater journey
    till hand touches hand.

  5. I'm not a poet and I know it
    My twisted prose and ripped rhymes show it

    (but it is enough to put me in the running as a commenter!)

  6. Katie --

    You are the winner of the signed copy of Kristan Higgins My One and Only. Please push the button at the top of the right hand column to send me an e-mail with your snail address in it. I will send the book winding your way.