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Christine Presents ~ I’d Rather Wear Pajamas by Chelsea Walker Flagg

Please welcome Chelsea Walker Flagg author of I’d Rather Wear Pajamas.

The author will award a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card to one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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I’d Rather Wear Pajamas

by Chelsea Walker Flagg

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GENRE: Humor/Memoir

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INTERVIEW:

Any weird things you do when you’re alone?

I really like drinking pickle juice. It’s true, I find it to be delicious. All of my closest friends and family know this about me, so I don’t just have to do it in private anymore. One time at a bar, my husband even surprised me by asking the bartender to make me a mixed drink using pickle juice. A word to the wise, I would not recommend mixing pickle juice and alcohol. Just saying.

 

What is your favorite quote and why?

Oscar Wilde – “Be Yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Cliche? Yeah, maybe. But, it’s so true. We’re all here to perform different roles in this play and that’s so awesome. Sometimes we’re cast as the jester when we really wanted to be the princess, and we probably spend a good chunk of time pouting about it. But, when we own our roles, we shine.

 

Who is your favorite author and why?

There are so many writers out there to love, it’s impossible to pick just one. I’m simply in love with Tina Fey’s writing style, but that obsession is a topic for another day. Lately, I’ve enjoyed Katherine Hannigan’s True and Grame Simsion’s The Rosie Project, but I guess I would say one of the most brilliant authors of all times is A.A. Milnes, the author of Winnie the Pooh. Maybe I’m just saying that because I have small kids, but when was the last time you read the original Winnie the Pooh? It’s hilariously fantastic. Simply brilliant writing.

 

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

I’ve found that comedic writing can be exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but it presents different challenges than other writing styles. There’s a very fine line between something being funny, and it being downright dumb. Similar to stand-up comedy I imagine, it’s all about the delivery. I love scattering unexpected surprises throughout the pages and keeping my readers on their toes that way.

 

Where did you get the idea for this book?

As the mother to three young girls, I asked myself what lessons were important for me to teach them. A big one was the idea of being true to yourself. I think that girls especially feel a lot of pressure to fit into a box of some sort, and I want my daughters to know that not only is it okay to break out of that box, but it’s a crucial part in growing. So, I chose to write a book all about my own self-discovery. I didn’t want it to be serious, though. Heaven knows there’s enough serious stuff out there talking about this same idea. I wanted it to be fun and light-hearted and I think I succeeded in that. *Pats self on back*

BLURB:
Everybody has the awesome opportunity to find their own strength and path through life. Some come about their self-discoveries through studying and working hard. Others (Chelsea) spend their time nearly burning down kitchens and driving around the country with a car full of hangers.

Chelsea grew up wanting to be “strong.” She thought arguing her way through childhood and becoming a world-class attorney would get her there. But, through a series of humorous, and only slightly embarrassing events, Chelsea comes to realize that maybe her strength is meant to shine in different ways.

 

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EXCERPT:

 

I think the real reason I’ve always longed to be viewed as strong is because I’ve never been able to do a single pushup in my entire life. Not a single one. As if gym class isn’t painful enough for every student ever; throw in that little nuance and you’ve got yourself a recipe for ridicule and embarrassment. I’d walk into those dreaded gym periods like I was walking the green mile to my death. The absolute worst was when that splintery rope would be hanging down from the ceiling, taunting me with the realization that it was rope climbing day. You know what I’m talking about, right? Those days couldn’t have been painful for just me. You stand in the lineup of students all waiting their turn while watching the poor sucker on the rope trying to scramble his way at least two inches off the floor. You contemplate ways to make yourself sick in order to get a free pass to the nurse’s office, but then it’s too late and it’s your turn. You pray that you don’t have a hole in your pants as you mount the rope. And then you get nervous. You get really nervous. Which means that you start spontaneously passing insane amounts of gas—while trying to climb the rope—with all your classmates down wind. I’m getting gassy just thinking about it. Blurb 2

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Chelsea was once obsessed with cats, longed to live in a big city, didn’t think she would ever have children, and aspired to be an attorney. She now lives in Boulder, Colorado as a stay-at-home mom and comedic writer with her husband and three daughters. She has no current plans to own a cat.

 

Chelsea Walker Flagg Social Media Links

http://www.chelseaflagg.com/

https://twitter.com/chelseaflagg

https://www.facebook.com/chelseawalkerflagg

 

Book links: The book will be $0.99 during the tour.

 

http://www.idratherwearpajamas.com/

 

http://www.amazon.com/Rather-Pajamas-Chelsea-Walker-Flagg/dp/0996728406/

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27082021-i-d-rather-wear-pajamas

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/id-rather-wear-pajamas-chelsea-walker-flagg/1122748957

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

 

The author will award a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card to one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1521

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 comments on “Christine Presents ~ I’d Rather Wear Pajamas by Chelsea Walker Flagg

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    February 15, 2016

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Judy Hutt Thomas
    February 15, 2016

    I like pickle juice as well.. instead of mixing, next time you’re out, ask the bartender for a pickleback shot. I love them (and I’m not a whiskey fan).

  3. Nino Gugunishvili
    February 15, 2016

    Loved the excerpt, and the interview, and the oscar wilde quote! That’s one of my favourites too! I will definitely put this book on my to read list! What a wonderful title!!!! Good luck to you on your writing journey!

    • chelseaflagg
      February 15, 2016

      Thanks so much, Nino! Your comments made my morning! Can’t wait to hear how you like my book – hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy it in your pajamas 😉

  4. nikolina84
    February 15, 2016

    Enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

    • chelseaflagg
      February 15, 2016

      Thanks, Nikolina! Good luck!

  5. Dario
    February 15, 2016

    I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

    • chelseaflagg
      February 15, 2016

      Thanks, Dario! It’s all thanks to the amazing illustrator, Kelly Angelovic 🙂

  6. chelseaflagg
    February 15, 2016

    Thanks for hosting me today, Christine! Feel free to ask any questions, chat a bit or just hang out with me 🙂
    – Chelsea (the author)

  7. Becky
    February 15, 2016

    Awesome giveaway!

    • chelseaflagg
      February 15, 2016

      Thanks Becky! Good luck 🙂

  8. Trix
    February 15, 2016

    I’ve never understood why comedy doesn’t get its props from critics–it’s so much harder to do!

  9. Rita Wray
    February 15, 2016

    I liked the interview.

  10. Eva Millien
    February 15, 2016

    Enjoyed the interview and excerpt, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

  11. Victoria
    February 15, 2016

    Great interview!! You sound like an awesome mother, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • chelseaflagg
      February 15, 2016

      aw, thanks Victoria! Thanks for following me around 🙂

  12. Betty W
    February 15, 2016

    Awesome post, great interview! Thanks for sharing!!

    • chelseaflagg
      February 15, 2016

      thanks, Betty!

  13. Mai Tran
    February 16, 2016

    What are you reading right now?

    • chelseaflagg
      February 16, 2016

      Admittedly, nothing, which is shameful to say out loud! I do have a long list of recommendations I’m getting ready to delve into, though. I’m thinking of going old school with some Erma Bombeck since my writing style has been compared to her a handful of times now. I can’t believe I’ve never read any of her stuff!

  14. Ree Dee
    February 16, 2016

    I enjoyed the interview. Thank you for sharing!

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