rwts-marilyn-monroe-reading-book-1Babies, Darlings, Angels, Compadres and assorted Poppets… If you have been following this blog you’ll know I wrote a book (an irreverent, sexy, oh so mysterioso roman à clef)… Where was I? Oh yes, someone’s going to publish the book, and I was very vague about the details – no more, for as your read, the details are being ironed out. Stay tuned…


      • If all goes as expected ‘next’ will come with copy editing, cover design, this department, that department, proof approval, months of waiting for the book to actually arrive in stores, and then a staggering amount of marketing, much of it paid for by you. Invitations to sign books, attend conferences, book club meets, high teas, and if you’re the wannabe hermit type (like me) it’s generally your worst nightmare, which will make the mini-bars in hotel rooms look good–like a first aid station–for the first time in your life. But I know you’ll survive, thrive, and make it all look sublimely easy, even if you’re doubting.
        Just remember, this is what you love to do. 🙂

    Hooray and Huzzah! What a fantastic surprise 😉
    Metro used to proclaim it had “More Stars Than There Are In Heaven” but surely none of them could match the new literary Star about to be Born! Hello, it isn’t Mrs Norman Maine, it’s Ms Vickie Lester 🙂
    Let the vino flow…

      • I say a Rock Hudson Elizabeth Taylor Chocolate Martini is in order. Here is the recipe they cooked up in Marfa Texas during the making of Giant in 1955.
        “Rock and I hit it off right away and acted like a pair of kids. The heat, humidity, and dust [in Marfa] were so thoroughly oppressive we had to bolster our spirits any way we could. So we stayed out drinking all night and luckily were young enough and resilient enough to go straight to the set in the morning with fresh complexions and never even bags under our eyes. During our toots, we concocted the best drink I ever tasted – a chocolate martini, made with vodka, Hershey’s syrup and Kahlua. How we survived I’ll never know.”
        – Elizabeth Taylor

  2. This is so exciting, Vickie!! I CAN’T WAIT to read this book. I’ll probably end up reading it multiple times, because, well, I know the author — thankyouverymuch. ha!
    Of course you’ve chosen the perfect picture to accompany this great news.
    I’m so thrilled, love. You are a real inspiration to me. xoxoxo

    • I think if I had looked like Marilyn I would have never touched a keyboard in my life 😉 But, I love that she was such an avid reader. We will talk you and I, give me a bit and I’ll send you an email. xox, V

    • I thought I would have definitive dates and more – but all I can really say is instead of it being months and months until the book is released, it’ll be weeks. I’ll keep you posted 🙂

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