071I – Chick Lit Is Not Dead: An Interview with Kristin Billerbeck

Episode 071I Chick Lit Is Not Dead - An Interview with Kristin Billerbeck

When Kristin Billerbeck, author of The Theory of Happily Ever After, proudly insisted during this interview, “I refuse to back away from the chick lit title” for her genre of books, my heart did a little happy dance! I love chick lit, and I love Kristin’s books. 😀

She said that the first time she wrote a chapter of Christian chick lit, her friend and fellow author Colleen Coble told her, “Kristin, this is your voice, you have to do this.” Kristin contends that there is definitely a difference between romantic comedy and chick lit, despite what we may hear publishers do or don’t want want to call this type of storytelling. Readers know what they like, and they’re happy to keep looking for it under the chick lit name.

What follows in this charming interview is Kristin’s experience writing sweet romance versus chick lit, the backlash that followed her first (award-winning!) chick lit book (What a Girl Wants, book one of the Ashley Stockingdale series), and how her own life experiences have influenced her storytelling choices.

Listen and feel refreshed and inspired to get back to your own writing!

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at https://www.writenowworkshop.com.

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  1. […] talking with Kristin Billerbeck during the last episode, I was so excited to tell her that her new book, The Theory of Happily Ever After, really helped me […]

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