From Stranger than Fiction and Home Improvement to #PleaseSayYes

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#PleaseSayYes | Tari Lynn Jewett | A Slice of OrangeOne of my favorite movies is the 2008 comedy/fantasy Stranger than Fiction. In the story, Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS agent who wakes up one morning and finds that a voice is narrating his life. Every swish of his toothbrush, every step that he takes, every experience he has is being narrated. Harold decides that he must be part of a story that’s still being written, he seeks help from Literature Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) for help. After asking him several questions, Professor Hilbert informs Crick that “the last thing to determine conclusively is whether you’re in a comedy or a tragedy”. This line has stuck with me since I heard it.

Personally, I’d classify my own life as a romantic comedy. And often a television sitcom (think Home Improvement). So, I’m very excited that my first book to be published will be a romantic comedy.

#PleaseSayYes is a light, sweet and I hope fun little novella about how social media can influence the search for true love.

With 3 young sons, my oldest Gerrod just recently married, and the younger 2 Jayson and Joey (see I told you Home Improvement) still in the dating game. I’ve seen how social media has changed the way couples meet and interact. Sometimes it’s crazy, sometimes it’s scary…and sometimes it’s a comedy.Love Me Tender | Tari Lynn Jewett | A Slice of Orange

So, my Valentine’s offering this year is my first published fiction #PleaseSayYes. The story of a sweet school teacher who would rather read romance than look for love, and a young business owner who admirers her from afar. Until, family, friends and social media take matters out of their hands. I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think. It’s available for preorder right now and will release on February 13th in the Love Me Tender boxed set with a dozen other sweet romances for you to enjoy.

And if you haven’t seen Stranger than Fiction yet, you might want to buy it for Valentine’s. I’ll let you decide if it’s a tragedy or comedy, but it’s definitely a romance.

Happy Valentine’s!


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Author Bio
Author Bio
My freelance writing career happened by accident, or really by accidents, and I wrote for magazines and newspapers for 15 years. I quit to homeschool my two youngest sons, and now that all three are grown, I’m writing fiction. I live in the Los Angeles South Bay area with my husband, often known as Hunky Hubby. When I’m not writing, I’m spending time with my family, reading, cooking or sewing and I can play a mean game of pool, if I do say so myself!
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My freelance writing career happened by accident, or really by accidents, and I wrote for magazines and newspapers for 15 years. I quit to homeschool my two youngest sons, and now that all three are grown, I’m writing fiction. I live in the Los Angeles South Bay area with my husband, often known as Hunky Hubby. When I’m not writing, I’m spending time with my family, reading, cooking or sewing and I can play a mean game of pool, if I do say so myself!
  • Yay! Congratulations, Tari!!! I’m so happy for you! I’ll try to remember to look for it on Tuesday. And I LOVE Stranger Than Fiction. My favorite part is when he gives her a dozen flours. I’m totally stealing that sometime as soon as I find a good place for it. Haha!! 😀

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