Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle by Susan Reinhardt: Tens List


Ten pieces of advice you would tell the "teen"you


OK. I have a 15-year-old daughter, and my son just recently left his teen years.

Here’s what I’d say for advice.


1.      Hold onto your virginity until it’s the RIGHT man.

2.      If you want to try alcohol, do it at home with your parents and not other teens or you could go to jail for aiding and abetting.

3.      Don’t go drinking or smoking pot at parties.

4.      Your record will follow you for life. I know you hear it all the time, “This is going on your permanent record,” but it’s true and cost my son a job.

5.      Pray and develop a relationship with God.

6.      Think of others and go volunteer.

7.      Exercise. Make this a habit starting at a young age.

8.      Eat right. A vegetable is truly not an ax murderer. Kale is not going to kill you, and neither is cantaloupe.

9.      Quit texting and spending so much time on computers and in front of TVs.

10.  Be kind to your parents. We are only strict because we love you.

Title: Chimes From a Cracked Southern Belle

Author:  Susan Reinhardt

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Humor

Publication Date:  June 23, 2013

Event organized by: Literati Author Services



Most people think the reason Dee Millings married the best looking man in the Carolinas who turned out to be a complete psycho and near-murderer is because she was raised all wrong.

Dee, a 38-year-old heroine to root for, sets out on a path winding with loveable kooks, wanting to prove there is a great life on the other side of tragedy and a crazed ex behind bars who continues to mail threatening letters from prison. Her new adventure begins two years after the crime spree that nearly stopped her heart and left her flat-lining. She packs up her two young kids and settles in her parents' South Carolina hometown where she deals with a delightful, but over-the-top mama who pretends her grown daughters are virgins.

Dee finds new purpose for herself and her children, discovering joy in places she never expected it: in a nursing home where she tends to the likes of 104-year-old Annie Sue who still drives and has a hankering for cold draft beer. Offering heaps of comic relief, Dee's Aunt Weepie lives to crash funerals just to get the covered-dish meals after the gravesides, no matter she has no idea who's in the coffins. Her antics lead her to making a daring decision that could change Dee's life forever.

As Dee begins a journey toward recovery and becoming a registered nurse, a dark secret resurfaces, one that if handled right, could be her ticket to allowing herself to love again.


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Susan Reinhardt, a well-known, award-winning columnist is author of six books along with many anthologies.

Her bestselling book of humor, “Not Tonight Honey, Wait ‘Til I’m a Size 6,” is now in its 7th printing. This was followed by "Don't Sleep with a Bubba," A Book of the Year winner, and "Dishing with the Kitchen Virgin," a best-selling collection of hilarious culinary disasters with a dash of PG-13 humor and a smidgeon of sex. All were published by Kensington in New York City.

Her recent books include participating in the Malaprop's Book Store bestseller, "Naked Came the Leaf Peeper," in which a dozen of Western North Carolina's most well-known authors went wild with a serial novel, each taking a turn with his or her own chapter. The book was highly praised by Charles Frazier, author of "Cold Mountain," along with "Eat Pray Love's" Elizabeth Gilbert.

In November, 2012, she and co-author and editor DC Stanfa released "Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook-ups, Break-ups, and Crack-ups," featuring some of the most famous authors and bloggers around, including their own tales of romantic misadventure and blunders.
Soon, she will release her biggest project to date: Her first novel, 10 years in the making titled, "Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle."

In addition to writing, she's a stand-up comedian, public speaker, public servant, taxi driver to her teen daughter, debit card to her 20-year-old son, and a borderline candidate to appear on "The Hoarders" Buried Alive!" if you saw her bedroom/office and the amount of books and stacked papers.

She is mother of two: daughter Lindsey, 14, and son Niles, 20. They are her true loves and the very reason she BEGS her husband (second hubby) for Botox at least once a year.
Reinhardt is involved in many charities, including child and animal welfare groups and is a community volunteer.

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1 comment:


I love the cover of the book, that makes me want to read it more