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August 25, 2015

Under the Princess Crown with author Gail Olmsted & Guessing at Normal #contemporaryromance #rockstar #MFRWorg

Gail Olmsted... a hopeless romantic, I am married to the love of my life and my favorite role is being mom to two young adults and three cats. I enjoy reading, boating, music and travel and am a college professor of marketing.


Speed Round:
Favorite movie: Goodfellas
Favorite book: Trinity (Leon Uris)
Last book read: A Thirty-Something Girl (Lisa Gott)
Favorite color: Orange
Stilettos or flip-flops: Flip-flops
Coffee or tea: Coffee
E-book or paperback: e-book
Pencil or pen: pen
Favorite song: Losing My Religion (REM)
Streak or not: Streak
Favorite dessert: Boston Cream Pie
Champagne or gin: Champagne
Paranormal or Historical: Historical
Ginger or Mary Ann: Ginger
Favorite TV show: The Good Wife
Hot or cold: Hot
POV: 1st person
I'd die if I don't have: coffee


Jill Griffin never dared to dream big, until a sexy rockstar taught her a little something about love…and loss.

Jill Griffin has mastered the art of being invisible, so when she falls in love with sexy rocker James Sheridan, at first she is content to live in his larger than life shadow. Building a ‘normal’ life together under the glare of the media is challenging and further complicated by constant touring, James’ partying and the mixed signals she gets from James’ twin brother Alex.

When her poems and journal ramblings become the songs on James’ best-selling album, Jill has to step out of her comfort zone and figure out how to live her life in a spotlight all her own. With no road map to follow, she struggles to navigate her way in her search for happiness.  As her professional success threatens her relationship with James, Jill questions whether she can make a living writing love songs without the love of her life.

Find Guessing at Normal at:  Barnes and Noble    Amazon


Contact Gail at:  Email  Twitter     Facebook     Amazon



Ooh, Gail, rockstars can be so hot! What prompted you to write about this one?




13 comments:

Kathleen Baldwin said...

Hi Gail! Your book sounds really interesting. A shy girl moving into the spotlight.
Charming!
It's so nice to meet you. I will tweet about your book right now!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Gail and thank you for coming to share with the PP girls today! Much success with your book.

vicki batman said...

Vicki asked me what inspired Guessing at Normal and sexy lead character James Sheridan. Could it be Dan Fogleberg's stay at the motel I worked at during college? Yes, yes it could!!

vicki batman said...

Wow, that's way cool, Gail. Did you talk with him?

I have to add I was in a music video. I told my sons they had the only mommy in school who did that. LOL

Nicole Bushland said...

Wow! You and I could be related. Just about every answer you made would also have been my choice. Welcome, Gail. Your book sounds intriguing. Best of luck with sales.

Nicole Bushland said...

Don't know why my daughter's name came up with my comment. But Nicole is me, Liz Lipperman!! She was messing with my laptop on vacation last week.

Gail Olmsted said...

Hi everyone! So nice to be here. And yes Vicki, we 'shared a moment'. I've only met 3 performers, I think. Dan, of course, Charlie Daniels (I bought him cigarettes from the vending machine and delivered them to his room. He called me darlin'!?)!So Dan was the 'love interest' inspiration, but Charlie inspired the way Jill and James first meet- in a motel lobby with him needing change for smokes. I also met Boy George back in their heyday, but he was a tool and inspired nada!!

So Vicki, how cool re you in a music video!! Serious bragging rights I think!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Gail, you made it!

Cathy McElhaney said...

The book sounds awesome! And I LOVE Dan Fogelberg! The closest I came to meeting a Rock Star was when I worked at the Pittsburgh Airport Hilton...Styx walked in 5 minutes after the ONLY time I ever left early!Ha ha!

Gail Olmsted said...

So close....it's all about timing Cathy!!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Gail,
Welcome to the PP blog! Your book sounds awesome!! And I love the stories about the rockers you met. How cool! Best of luck for a great many sales!

Elizabeth Essex said...

Welcome Gail!

I love rock start stories, mostly because I live with a rock star of my own! :) Wishing you all the success in the world with this wonderful story.

Cheers, EE

Sylvia said...

Hi Gail,
Thanks for being here. Your book sounds very good and I enjoyed your interview.