Chuck: Ha, ha, ha, ha! Welcome! Welcome everyone to Chatting With the Chicks of Chick Lit. I’m your host, Chuck Lottateeth, and I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the most fascinating characters in literature today. I’m talking about the leading ladies of Chick Lit—those enchanting, romantic, darling, sexy, sweet, funny, headstrong—and, let’s face it, sometimes downright frustrating—modern women who headline this fabulously fun genre. I’m sure you’re going to love getting the skinny on these “novel” heroines, and who knows? You might just find your new BFF on the pages of one of these books!
Without further ado, please put your hands together and show some love for today’s guest, Chelsea Wyatt. Chelsea played a supporting role in the book Caching In, and her not so great choices led her to the biggest accomplishment of her life, her son James. She wasn’t well liked in the first book, so Tracy Krimmer spun it around and gave more insight in Jay Walking, the book in which Chelsea shines. She’s still made a few mistakes, but she’s grown along the way. Let’s take some time to get to know her today!
Chelsea, I’m so glad to have you hear today.
Chelsea: Thanks for having me, Chuck! It’s been a long week and I’m excited to be doing something fun!
Chuck: I’m pleased we can bring a smile to your face! Chelsea, tell me and your readers, if you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be?
Chelsea: If you asked me that a few years ago, a sexy pair of pumps. These days, though, with fitness daily in my life, I can’t survive without a tennis shoe. Not to mention chasing James around. I like tennis shoes. They stretch, they’re comfortable, and they can go miles before they get worn out. It’s similar to how I like to live my life now. Laid back without a lot of stress.
Chuck: That sounds great, Chelsea. While I’m a fan of sneakers, I have to say, give me a pair of Chucks and I’m a happy guy. Ha! Ha! Let’s move on from your feet. Pretend you’re shipwrecked on a desert island. Besides the obvious, your son, what three items would need to have with you to survive?
Chelsea: I hate questions like these. It’s so hard to choose only three things. I’ve learned to get pretty creative with my food, so I’m confident I could find food and figure out survival skills that way. Aside from physical survival, I think to keep myself from going crazy I would need my scrapbooking materials. I’m going to go ahead and loop them into one item. This is hypothetic anyway, right? A set of dumbells, even something light, is necessary so I can work out. Lastly, a journal. I would want to keep a written diary of everything that happened and how I was feeling. Great scrapbooking material!
Chuck: I suppose so! I’m sure that’s a lot more than three things, but since this is fictional, much like your character in Jay Walking, I’ll let it slide! I have another brain scratcher for you. If you had only $15 to spend, what would be the perfect date? $50? $5,000?
Chelsea: The perfect date for me is just a walk along the lakefront followed by a picnic, or grabbing brunch at a family-owned restaurant. Maybe even running a 5K! I think $15 or $50 could accomplish that. With $5,000 to spend, I don’t think I would use it on a date. I’m a mom now and have to think about my son. I’d put that money away for him for college. There’s no need for spending that kind of money on any date.
Chuck: The audience likes that answer if you can’t tell from their applause! Spectacular choice, Chelsea. You sound like a class act, which is a great lead-in to my next topic. Your best friend is asked to describe you in five words. What would they be? Your nemesis is also asked to describe you in five words. What would they be?
Chelsea: Ally and I have always had a complicated relationship. She’s a pretty honest person and doesn’t hold back. I, on the other hand, take things personally. But that doesn’t stop us from being great friends. Opposites attract, right? I think if she described me in five words, she would say –”
Ally: Amazing, Thoughtful, Heroic, Victorious, and Beautiful.
Chuck: Welcome, Ally! Chelsea, we know it’s been awhile since you two have seen each other, so we wanted to surprise you!
Chelsea: Wow. I’m …. definitely surprised. Thank you! And thank you, Ally. You’re amazing.
Ally: No, you’re amazing with a wonderful family. I’m proud of you. And as far as her nemesis goes, the biggest ones she’s had in her past she let go of because she’s a great person and wants to see the good in people.
Chelsea (wiping a tear): Thanks, Ally. That means a lot.
Chuck: I don’t want to interrupt this sentimental moment, but it’s time for the last question. Chelsea, if you could be the heroine in any chick flick, who would it be and why?
Chelsea: Sara from Serendipity. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be Kate Beckinsale playing opposite John Cusack? I think fate played a huge role in my meeting Jay and Serendipity is one of the most romantic movies ever made that revolves around chance.
Chuck: Well there you have it, folks. Cliche? Perhaps. Real? As bright as the stars in the sky. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit more about Chelsea Wyatt, and if you haven’t read her story, be sure to pick up Jay Walking by Tracy Krimmer today! It’s currently $2.99 for your Kindle and FREE for those enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. You can first meet Chelsea in Caching In, which is always 99 cents! Please note that you can read all the books in the Pastime Pursuits series as standalone novels!
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