Category Archives: Book Group Skype

Congratulations Goodreads Giveaway Winners!


Congratulations Erika from Austin, TX, Julio from Portland, CT, Jill from Downer’s Grove, IL, Alyson from Wheat Ridge, CO, and Tracy from Southfield, MI!  Out of over 1,600 entries, you’ve won free copies of Chanel!  You should receive them this week if you haven’t already.  And if any of you choose the book for a book group, I’d be happy to Skype with you and answer any questions you all might have.  I’ve done it with many groups all over the world and it’s always a terrific time!





The end of the long hot American summer is in sight.  The children are headed back to school and you should treat yourself to a few hours at the Chanel Bonfire!  You have until September 10th to enter the Chanel Bonfire Goodreads Giveaway!  Enter today!

And remember, if your Book Group is planning to read Chanel, I’d be happy to schedule a Skype Book Chat with you all.  I’ve answered questions and talked Chanel and moms and crazy moms and surviving difficult childhoods with groups from Bermuda to Bangor and Boston to Barstow and countless places in between.  You can contact me at to set up a time.

Happy Fall!

Back To School Goodreads Giveaway


Arkansas Book Club Skype!

Larger than life.
Such a fun time with the Book and Cocktail Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas, last week!  These gals are fun and funny and we all had a terrific time.  I love the virtual book tour because, I get spend real time with readers — talking and listening.  Book store readings and public appearances are great but nothing beats a sit-down with a glass of wine and true dialogue.  Thanks, ladies!
If your book club is reading Chanel, I’d be happy to Skype or Facetime with you.  Just contact me via email.

Thanks to the Ebell!

Thanks to the Ebell Club of Los Angeles for a fantastic day, discussion, reading and lunch!
I love meeting readers and sharing stories of childhoods good and bad, mothers evil and not, and obstacles overcome.  It’s gratifying that my book has touched so many.
Remember if your Book Group or Club is reading Chanel, I’d be happy to set up a Skype with you during your discussion period.  It’s part of my virtual book tour!  I’ve done tons of them with groups large and small from Bermuda to Burbank and everywhere in between!  Just email me at to set one up!

Goodreads Giveaway Winners!

Signed copies of CHANEL BONFIRE are off to our two lucky Goodreads Giveaway winners in Aurora, Colorado, and St. Louis, Missouri!  Isn’t it fun to win stuff?!

And whether you live in Missouri or Colorado, Texas or Bermuda, London or Paris, Berlin or Singapore, Indonesia or Indiana, Tokyo or Toledo, you and your Book Group can schedule a Skype or FaceTime Q & A with me.  They’re really fun and a great way to get all your questions about Chanel answered and to share your own experiences with “difficult” mothers and and surviving childhood.  Just email me at

Goodreads Fall Giveaway!

If you have a friend who hasn’t read Chanel or if you are still waiting for your name to come up on the waiting list at the library, enter the Fall Chanel Bonfire Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win one of two free autographed hardback copies!

And remember, if your Book Group is planning to read Chanel Bonfire, I’d be happy to schedule a Skype or FaceTime Q & A with you anytime, anywhere in the world!  Contact me at 

Happy Fall!



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Labor Day weekend is the traditional end of Summer in the United States.  This has been a particularly hot one in Southern California where I live.  And I’ve spent most of it hunkered down at my desk or in an air-conditioned library working on the sequel to Chanel Bonfire.  But I’ve also–via Skype and Facetime, Twitter and Facebook and this blog–been able to meet and talk to many wonderful people who’ve read Chanel and want to discuss it, ask questions or share their own stories of childhood, mothers and sisters.  I’ve made friends with readers in England, France, Germany, Australia, Russia, Latvia, Japan, China, Indonesia, Brazil and many other places as well.  Thank you all for reading the book and sharing your friendship.  Here’s to a wonderful autumn… or spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere!  

The Chanel Bonfire paperback will be out in November!  Just in time for the holidays.

And remember, if your book group is reading Chanel and would like to schedule a Q & A with me via Skype or FaceTime just email me at!


Bonjour! Consulter la page Wendy Lawless d’Amazon!

From an ASL school trip to Paris.
I’m very happy to see people reading the blog from all over the world including one of my favorite places: France.  While I’m hoping for an edition francaise de Chanel Bonfire, the edition anglaise can now be found on and so can my new author page with video, Twitter updates and events.  Including an invitation to set up a Book Club Skype or FaceTime session.  Voir pour vous-meme!

Next Chapter Book Club Skype!

Thanks to The Next Chapter Book Club for a truly fun Saturday night!  I can’t tell you how much fun we had and I can’t believe how lucky I am to get to meet so many interesting and thoughtful people.  Chanel was our starting point but there was no end to what we could all discuss and share.

It couldn’t be easier to set up a Skype or FaceTime Q & A with me.  Just email at  Whether you’re around the corner or around the world, we can get together.  Cheers!


Writing From Readers

Reading Chanel in Texas while waiting at Little League!
I just want to give a shout-out to all the readers who take the time to write reviews on Goodreads or Amazon or send pictures of Chanel like the one above or email me…  

          Dear Wendy,
          I finished your book on Sunday and have recommended it to at least 4 people. 
          Including my own little sister (I’ll have to time her finishing it with arriving with 
          Kleenex and martinis).

Or Tweet…
          Katherine ?@gentilek
Best book I’ve read in a looong time. Highly recommend! 
Started #ChanelBonfire by @WendyLawless2 today and I cannot put it 
It is humbling and gratifying to know that the book generates such enthusiasm!  I hope everyone is enjoying or surviving their hot and sticky Augusts!
If you get a chance, Tweet me @wendylawless2 , post on the Chanel Bonfire Facebook page or email me at  And, as always, if your book group is reading Chanel, I’d be happy to set up a Skype Q & A with you.  You can look for Chanel on Pinterest and Tumblr as well!