Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Hi, everyone! I’m Jennifer Echols, author of MAJOR CRUSH, which was released in August. Yes, that’s me in the photo, lost in deep serious thought about my writing. I’m also the blog administrator. I actually came up with the idea for the blog last spring. I figured that after my book came out and I got a big head, I would need some way to stay connected to the masses.

Well, I’m sorry to report that my head hasn't grown one millimeter, because the day my book came out...nothing happened. A marching band didn't come to my house and spell out MAJOR CRUSH on my front lawn, as I lied to my friends. And there wasn't a parade for me through downtown Birmingham like there was for Taylor Hicks. Maybe for my second book. *shrug*

No, I’m still just puttering around my house. Writing. Putting together 1,000,000-piece Lego sets with my little boy. Revising. Getting the phone cord caught in the vacuum cleaner. Editing. Gazing into the refrigerator and feeling shocked that it is empty. Somebody should cook something! I wonder if my mother is busy? ♥


Kelly McClymer said...


I'm very disappointed to hear that there was no marching band in your front yard to welcome the first book. Perhaps for the second? ...on second'd have to reseed the lawn. Better that you get a photo with yourself, the band members--holding up your books--at band practice!

Marley Gibson said...

LOVE the picture, Jenn...I can see the pondering and serious thought that's going on. = )

Great idea to gather the Simon Pulse writers together.

Jennifer Echols said...

Thx Marley!

Kelly--this is a good point about the reseeding. I once saw a "lawn" in Florida that was concrete painted green. High water bill? Worry no more! Maybe I should do something like this if I plan to have a lot of marching bands trudging across my grass. Maybe Astroturf. Nothing says "well-kept lawn" like the unnatural green of Astroturf.

XiR.. said...

I sooo loved Major Crush! it was really awesome!! and also I loved The Boys Next Door too..thanks for writing such wonderful stories:)

Jennifer Echols said...

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that. :)

Anonymous said...

this one was the first one i read out of all the other simon pulse romantic comedies.

Jennifer Echols said...

Shelanna, that's sweet. Thanks for posting!