Miss Chick Lit

In order to celebrate International Chick Lit month, my latest main character has found herself entered in the Miss Chick Lit 2015 contest. She's not the most girly of girls, so this should be interesting. Read on to see how she represents herself, and for a chance to win a prize yourself!

Hi, my name is Kaitlin Reynolds, and I'm representing the great state of, um, New York. No, Utah. Oh crap, I live in Michigan now. I'm representing the great state of Michigan. I'm a twenty-nine year-old former ski jumper who now spends her time pining after unavailable Olympic figure skaters. My dream is to one day improve the real estate market in Detroit so I can sell my condo. Oh, and world peace.

For my entry in the swimsuit compet--wait, I've got to put on a swimsuit for this thing? No one told me that. Nuts. You see, I'm a former athlete who may or may not have let herself go since an injury stopped her competitive career. This is going to be tough. I mean, I live in Michigan, so for the three weeks of summer we get, it's not worth torturing myself in the fitting room trying on bathing suits. Let me see what I can come up with ...

Oh, here we go. It's pretty much what I used to wear when I was ski jumping. I think this will work just fine.

Good, made it through that hurdle. What else is there in this competition? Talent. <smacks head> This might be even worse than the swimsuit thing. You see, I spent all my life as a ski jumper. I was world ranked until about two years ago, when a permanent injury sidelined me and left me with a foot drop. I have to wear a brace on my leg at all times now, so all of the things I used to be good at, I can no longer do. Where the %&$^ am I going to come up with a talent? Oh, that's right! I can swear like a truck driver. Okay everybody, listen to this:  BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEEP!


I guess the judges didn't appreciate that one. Oh well, can't win them all.

And now for the interview question. I've got this, bring it on!

If you had to define your mission in life, what would it be?

Please don't bring it on. Um, if you had asked me two years ago, I would have said my mission in life is to win the first ever Olympic gold medal in Women's Ski Jumping. I've had a lot of trouble re-defining my life since then. Right now, my current mission is to find my mission. Oh, and world peace.

Oh, that's it? I'm all done? Now I just have to wait for the judging. And while we all anxiously await the outcomes, did you know that you can too be a beauty queen with this $100gift card?
The Grand Prize for this international drawing will be:

US/Canada winner - $100 gift card to Sephora

UK winner - £65 gift card to Lush Cosmetics

Australia winner - $125AUD to Mecca

In order to enter, all you have to do is respond to the Kaitlin's interview question:

If you had to define your mission in life, what would it be?

Post your answer in the comment sections of this blog, along with your e-mail address (no e-mail address, no winner). Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, May 18, 2015.

The best part? Check out the other contestants in the Miss Chick Lit 2015 pageant by clicking on the blog links below. Answer their interview questions for additional chances to win (that's 19 chances in all!)

And if you're interested in finding out how Kaitlin recovers from her lost career, collides with the man of her dreams, and how swearing costs her a fortune, check out her adventures in my novel, Jump, Jive, and Wail.


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  2. My mission in life would be to be happy and live every day like it's my last!

    Bethany Clark

  3. Great post! :) Kaitlin's talent is HILARIOUS! (How awesome would it be if someone did that in real life?)

  4. OMG! You are hilarious, Kathryn. :)

  5. OMG! You are hilarious, Kathryn. :)

  6. I laughed until I cried over Kaitlin's "talent." Too bad it was censored. She might have been able to teach me some new four-letter words! ;)

    Great post, Kathryn!

  7. My mission in life is to try to always be kind to everyone no matter how annoying they may be.


  8. My mission in life is to do what makes me happy, no matter what others think - floyddg@hotmail.com

  9. Love this pageant entry! Awesome job - I loved Kaitlin so much I just went out and bought the book! :D

  10. This is a tough and thoughtful question. Perhaps the title of my blog, Living Life With Joy is a good indicator of my main mission in life. My mission in life is ultimately to be happy. Part of being happy is doing things that I enjoy; reading the types of books I want, seeing the types of movies I want, spending time with the people I want. The other part of being happy is doing good things for other people. I want to help people and make a difference in the world, no matter how small or large my impact. One of my favorite things about being a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity is our motto to 'Do Good'. I think that motto covers just about everything in my life.


  11. Eating my way through life with chocolate

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com


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