5 Things Liz & Lisa didn't know about Irene Zutell

So far, 2010 is starting off to be pretty damn fabulous! We're almost done editing our second book and are also getting ready to celebrate CLIND'S one year anniversary with a complete website makeover. (Get Tim Gunn on the phone STAT!) But before we roll out our fabu new look, we wanted to take a minute to learn five new things about author Irene Zutell and her latest book, PIECES OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER.  It's a sweet and sassy novel about what happens when your happily ever after doesn't turn out quite the way you thought it would.  We really enjoyed this heartwarming story about Alice's journey to find herself again after her husband strays. And we're not the only ones who thought it was awesome.  Sheknows.com just announced PIECES OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER as their first book club pick. You can also pick up a copy at your local Target beginning February 1st! Click here to check out the book trailer.

And we're giving away THREE copies!  Just leave a comment to enter!

5 Things Liz & Lisa didn't know about Irene Zutell

1. I'm a former celebrity journalist for People Magazine and US Weekly who has interviewed the likes of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Jessica Simpson.

2. I'm no stranger to scandal! My neighbor - Vera Moder - was married to Danny Moder (as in Mr. Julia Roberts!) up until he left his wife for the movie star. My latest novel, Pieces of Happily Ever After, is based on this scandal - a woman, Alice, finds herself picking up the pieces after her husband leaves her for Hollywood's Sexiest Woman Alive. Enter in a sexy papparzzo, a former high school flame, an aging mother and a super sweet 5 year old daughter, and it's the tale of what happens after Happily Ever After.

3. I'm a native New Yorker who moved to L.A. - to the San Fernando Valley - which just happens to be the porn capital of the world! Made for some funny side stories in my new book.

4. The aging mother in the book is based off of my real mother-in-law who battled Alzheimer's. You can read my essay on this story: A Love Story by Irene Zutell.

5. My editors didn't think the dialogue of 5 year old Olivia in the book was realistic -but I took many of the words right out of my own daughter's mouth!

To read more about the lovely Irene Zutell, head on over to her website or click here to follow her on Twitter.

xoxo, Liz & Lisa