by Dee DeTarsio and Jackie Bouchard
Jackie: I’m not sure about the title of this blog post.
Dee: Really? The title? We can’t agree about the title?
Jackie: It’s fine.
Dee: Fine? Two syllables fi-ne? What, are we dating now?
Jackie: Let’s just talk about the book.
Dee: But, let’s give a little background first.
Jackie: Wow. It would be so hard to write a whole book with someone else.
Dee: I’m sitting right here.
Jackie: No, not you in particular.
Jackie: I’m just saying that you take two smart women,
Dee: Accomplished, impressive, funny . . .
Jackie: Sophisticated, polished . . .
Dee: Wait a minute. Who are you talking about?
Jackie: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. Who are you talking about?
Dee: Never mind.
Jackie: Can we least agree on how much we loved their book, Your Perfect Life?
Dee: Loved it! And how great is it that we have been able to get to know Liz?
Jackie: I do believe it’s her turn to buy coffee next.
Dee: I do believe your spreadsheet is showing, thank you very much, but you are correct. I could hear Liz’s voice all the way throughout the book—smart, sarcastic and sweet—and I feel like I know Lisa. How can anyone resist the premise of switching bodies with your best friend? Especially with Facebook, where we all think everyone else is living the life.
Jackie: I really liked their characters, too, and the dialogue. It was very real, and very fun.
Dee: And don’t you love it when books and authors are in harmony, and that relationships (whether virtual or in person) with the author strengthen the story, and vice versa? Like you are so Jane in Rescue Me, Maybe. Liz is Casey, right?
Jackie: I thought she was Rachel.
Dee: You are killing me.
Jackie: Even women who don’t know Liz and Lisa will like this book, and will feel like they know them after they read it, right?
Jackie: Stay tuned for a co-authored bestseller from Dee and Jackie, coming soon…The 12th of Never.
Dee: Very funny.
Jackie: At least we managed a blog post together! And it only took us, what, a month?!
Dee: It’s a start!