Guest Post & Giveaway with Carly Phillips

MinnChica here. I can’t say enough great things about how wonderful Carly Phillips is. You can check out my review of Destiny here, Kismet here and Serendipity here. For contemporary fans, if you have not yet picked up a Carly Phillips book, you are totally missing out! We are super lucky to have Carly back here again today to talk about her newest release Destiny, and her writing zone. Carly, take it away!

Where I Write

Everyone has their special place to write. Mine used to be a desk and that was fine. Back in the days of a large, heavy computer, that is. I’ve been writing on a laptop for years and one day, a writer friend told me about her recliner chair – her special writing spot. I wasn’t happy with my writing place at that point, I was having ergonomic-related pain, and so I purchased a recliner – and suddenly my special writing place was born!

The cool thing about my writing spot and the recliner chair is that it’s catty-cornered, which leaves a space for my dogs to head behind the chair, stash toys, cuddle up and hang while I work.

My first dog, Buddy, used to go under the foot part of the recliner or next to it. He never ventured behind. Bailey, my second wheaten, LOVES to hang behind the chair and I admit I write better knowing she’s safe and happy back there. Brady, my Havanese boy, goes back there but he hasn’t yet figured out his “place.” Kind of like me before I found my recliner chair. He can’t be back there while Bailey is, and he’s still too much of a puppy to settle yet. But I can’t wait for that day.

I love writing in my chair – and when I’m not on it, the dogs sneak there so they can see what they can find on the table top next to it. Or just to cuddle there. Either way, I don’t mind. When I need time to myself, I head to my chair. When I want to watch my ABC soap operas alone, I head to my chair.

And when I wrote my newest Serendipity Book, Destiny, I wrote it in the chair!

So tell me – where is your special spot? Where do you curl up with a book? Or go to hide away from the world for a bit?


N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (15 and almost 20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

Carly lives in Purchase, New York and would love for you to like and follow her on the ‘Net!

Find Carly on the web:

Carly’s Website | Carly on Twitter | Carly on Facebook 

Thanks to the folks at Penguin, I have an extra copy of Destiny to giveaway. Just answer Carly’s question above to be entered. Open internationally and ends January 12th. Good Luck!

59 thoughts on “Guest Post & Giveaway with Carly Phillips”

  1. Hi Carly ! My special spot is my study room and my own bed . I love to curl up in my bed at night while enjoying a cup of tea or chocolate milkshake and read my book :). Next I will play my iPod and listening to the music while imagining my favourite characters in the novels come alive:). Cheers n thank you to make this internationally 🙂

  2. In my bed next to my beagle with my red blanket. I like having peace and quite when I read.

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