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…

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  1. April 14, 2013

    Yay, Vickie! That’s wonderful news!

    • April 14, 2013

      Wonderful tempered with “what next?” – you, Madame Author, know exactly what I’m talking about 😉

      • April 15, 2013

        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. 🙂

      • April 15, 2013

        We’re going for a slight variation in the digital age, but I’m going to hold you to that high tea, Ms. Wannabe Hermit (aka accomplished author)!

  2. George Kaplan
    April 14, 2013

    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…

    • April 14, 2013

      In my case make it a vodka martini – mixed in a thimble 😉

      • April 14, 2013

        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

      • April 15, 2013

        Sweet, with a knock out punch. I’m there.

  3. April 14, 2013



    can’t wait to see you at a reading somewhere-in-the-world when you read this roman a clef (we shall wear a cloche hat and pearls)

    • April 14, 2013

      How about in your neighborhood and we go out to tea afterward? xox, V

      • April 14, 2013

        our neighborhood contains chateau marmont so that’s a most definite yes 😉

  4. April 14, 2013

    Yay, you! Big congrats.

    • April 14, 2013

      Sister Mae, we are one in the small press life!

  5. April 14, 2013

    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

    • April 14, 2013

      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

  6. April 14, 2013

    Great news!!! Tell us more!

    • April 14, 2013

      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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  8. George Kaplan
    April 14, 2013

    “…mixed in a thimble”, Ha!

    • April 14, 2013

      Okay, I’m celebrating, two thimbles!

  9. George Kaplan
    April 14, 2013

    I say, steady on… 😉

  10. April 14, 2013

    Congrats! This is terrific news! Anxious to hear more details…!

    • April 15, 2013

      More coming in… I’ll keep you posted 🙂

  11. April 14, 2013

    I am just so happy for you!!!!!!

    • April 15, 2013

      You are my in-spir-ation, Lan-ier… (and, I sing just about as well as Rock) so consider yourself lucky that this is text) 😉

  12. April 16, 2013

    Eagerly awaiting! 😀

  13. April 18, 2013

    Dearest V
    I do hope it will be available on this side of The Pond!!
    Though there are ways and means of course….
    I am alight with anticipation.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • April 18, 2013

      It will be available – and I think I can wrangle you a special copy 😉

      • April 18, 2013

        Dearest V
        Oh gosh… when’s the release date?
        Will you be doing author tours?
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • April 18, 2013

        I don’t have the date yet, but we’re getting close. Believe you will be among the first to know!

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