Welcome to my blog…

Welcome to Group Therapy, the place for those who are hanging by a thread. (Ignore the woman in the corner staring off into space. I think she’s taking too many meds.) Grab a cup of coffee and a donut and join us. If you have Multiple Personality Disorder, you are still only allowed one donut.

This is also the place where you can share exciting new things happening in your lives or bitch and moan about the not-so-good stuff.

I am going through a fun and exciting time in my life. After co-authoring the Full House series with Janet Evanovich; in other words learning from the best of the best when it comes to series writing, I started one of my own! I call it the “Crazy” series. It’s about a female psychologist and her wacko family, friends, and patients. It’s irreverent, politically incorrect, but great fun!

I got the idea to write the series after spending years in therapy due to my dysfunctional family. (Is there any other kind, you ask.) Then, in 2002, I married a clinical psychologist, which pretty much guaranteed that I’d be in analysis the rest of my life. The thing about being married to a psychologist is they’re always analyzing people. It’s what they do. My husband found out early on that I had an alternate personality, and her name was Bitch Woman.

I have a question for you: Have you ever been in a room filled with people and wondered why you were the only one on a mood stabilizer? Let me be the first to break the news: there are no normal people out there.

In the first book of my series titled, “What Looks Like Crazy,” Dr. Kate Holly would love to have some normalcy in her life. But it just ain’t happening. She’s separated from the love of her life because he’s a firefighter, recently injured, and Kate’s father was a firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty. To make matters worse, Kate’s mother and aunt are identical twins, two plus-sized women who still dress alike despite being in their 50’s.

They’re also junk dealers, known to all as the Junk Sisters. Kate grew up in a home straight out of “Sandford and Son,” and her earliest memories are of being lowered into a Dumpster by her mother and aunt to retrieve a broken table lamp. These oddball women skirt about Atlanta in a six ton Navistar CLT pickup truck, plucking junk from the side of the road. Kate’s best friend and receptionist, Mona, is determined to catapult Kate to fame so she can have her own TV show like Dr. Phil, and since Mona is a rich widow and uses her own money, there’s little Kate can do about it. Mona hires pilots to fly banners over the city of Atlanta displaying Kate’s phone number. Then there’s Kate’s ex-boyfriend, a psychiatrist who sends her his most desperate patients for talk therapy; in return Kate is expected to describe to him in lurid detail the panties she’s wearing.

If this sounds crazy, it’s nothing compared to the patients that come into Kate’s office!

I hope all of you will look for “What Looks Like Crazy” when it hits the shelves on February 26.

At this time, I’m working on the second book of the series, tentatively titled “Nutcase”, and it promises to be just as fun.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll visit the site and join in. There will be contests and games and lots of prizes.

Next time we meet, I’m going to offer a solution for those who are, like me, nearing meltdown. Until then, remember: there is almost no problem that good chocolate can’t solve.

8 Responses to “Welcome to my blog…”

  1. Melissa says:

    Charlotte, I can’t wait to read “What Looks Like Crazy”. And I’m right there with you on the melt down!! I love books like these~~they’re so real to me, like my own life. Hot Shot was SO great, I still tell my friends they have to read it. You always make me laugh!!
    Thanks, and I love the new website!!

  2. Charlotte,
    having read most of your work, I know I won’t be disappointed with this series.

    Congratulations on the new website. It’s so much better than mine (which I designed myself, and it’s worth about what I paid me to do it *LOL*).

    Author Cheryl Norman

  3. Shari C says:

    Your new series sounds like a blast and I am looking forward to reading What Looks Like Crazy…after all, a person can never smile or laugh enough…right.

    Congratulations on the new website!

  4. Amy says:

    The new site ROCKS, Charlotte!
    Is that me hanging from the thread? lol
    Can’t wait to read this new series!

  5. Olivia Rupprecht says:

    What an awesome new website, Charlotte! And that first sample chapter has me eager to read the rest. What Looks Like Crazy sure looks like a smash hit to me. Can’t wait!

  6. Ruby says:

    Great website…..easy to read and navigate. Your series sounds like fun…….

  7. Charlotte says:

    Hi, everyone! I really appreciate the great feedback on my website. I haven’t done much blogging so I hope you’ll bear with me as I learn my way around it. In the meantime, thanks for all your support. Oh, and don’t forget to tell your friends!

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