With less than a month until Lifetime’s Flirting with Forty movie airs, I’m beginning to get really excited about the film. I’ve watched it several times now and I always start smiling at the opening credits. I love the opening shot with the soundtrack. It’s fizzy and fun and so perfect for the holidays. You can find more info about the movie over at Lifetime, including the air time of 9 ET/PT.
My publisher is also re-releasing Flirting with Forty in a trade edition that has the Lifetime logo on the cover to tie-in with the movie. You can see the cover on my site, and I’m hoping the new cover will grab some new readers. Lifetime has planned some very cool promotions, including print advertising in People, contests on their site and more. You’ll have to let me know if you see or hear spots promoting the movie.
Speaking of the movie, one of my friends, Kelli, is hosting a gathering of her friends to watch the Flirting movie premiere at her house on Saturday, December 6th. She sent me an invite and I’m trying to see my way clear to attend as I’d promised to attend a fundraiser on that date before I knew the movie aired the same night. However, I love Kelli’s idea of hosting a Flirting movie party, and I’ve heard from readers that they’re intending to watch with their friends, so I’ve decided to put together a fun party box with individual gift bags to anyone who is hosting a movie party on December 6th.
The party bags include my updated Jackie Laurens Luau cookbook, my new big fat blue Flirting with Forty pens, and a special Flirting with Forty bookmark to commemorate the movie plus sweets and treats to munch on. How to get gift bags for your guest? Send me an Evite to your party, along with your mail address and the number of guests you expect and I’ll get the party box to you in early December just before the movie airs.
And before I forget, if you’d like to give signed copies of Flirting with Forty for Christmas and you live in Greater Seattle, I will be doing some local signings in December and I can personalize the books for you then. But if you don’t live here locally and want signed editions for Christmas (or an upcoming 40th birthday present), shoot me a private email and we can work it out. I’ve had readers order books via Paypal and others have sent me a check with the dedication they want, and I get the books out in the next day’s mail. I just want everyone happy so let me know what I can do for you!
And lastly, keep your eyes open for all the fun Flirting with Forty contests I’ll be holding here on my blog in the coming weeks. I have little contests, big contests, and tons of fun stuff to give away to celebrate the premiere. Here’s to a exciting and festive month!