I have long been a fan of Allison Winn Scotch and I have read and loved each and every one of her books. Her newest The Theory of Opposites is just as wonderful as the novels that came before it: The Department of Lost and Found (a favorite), The One That I Want, Time of My Life, and The Song Remains the Same. I reviewed The Theory of Opposites just last week (my review) and it is also one that ranks in my favorites. It’s a great story about a woman and way life is about choices and fate. Highly recommended! I am thrilled today to tell you a bit about the book and then at the end of the post have a fabulous giveaway for 3 copies!
THE THEORY OF OPPOSITES (from Allison’s website)
What happens when you think you have it all, and then suddenly it’s taken away?
Willa Chandler-Golden’s father changed the world with his self-help bestseller, Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control. Millions of devoted fans now find solace in his notion that everything happens for a reason. Though Willa isn’t entirely convinced of her father’s theories, she readily admits that the universe has delivered her a solid life: a reliable husband, a fast-paced career. Sure there are hiccups – negative pregnancy tests, embattled siblings – but this is what the universe has brought, and life, if she doesn’t think about it too much, is wonderful.
Then her (evidently not-so-reliable) husband proposes this: A two-month break. Two months to see if they can’t live their lives without each other. And before Willa can sort out destiny and fate and what it all means, she’s axed from her job, her 12 year-old nephew Nicky moves in, her ex-boyfriend finds her on Facebook, and her best friend Vanessa lands a gig writing for Dare You!, the hottest new reality TV show. And then Vanessa lures Willa into dares of her own – dares that run counter to her father’s theories of fate, dares that might change everything…but only if Willa is brave enough to stop listening to the universe and instead aim for the stars.
ALLISON WINN SCOTCH (from Allison’s website)
I was born in the ’70s at 3:43 AM in Charlottesville, VA. After my mother assured my father that yes, he could take that business trip to Montreal because, no, there was no chance that I would be making my appearance while he was gone, out I popped. Which my parents now like to use as a frequent analogy about my general attitude and overall take on life.
Er, not the kind of biographical information you were looking for? Okay, here are the more pertinent details:
After dabbling my toe in the PR, marketing and internet worlds, I discovered that there’s nothing finer than a) working for yourself, b) working from home and c) getting paid to write full-time. To that end, I earned my keep for eight years as a freelance magazine scribe for every title you could think of, from Glamour to Self to Shape to Redbook to Men’s Health to Women’s Health to Family Circle to InStyle Weddings to Bride’s to Cooking Light to Parents to American Baby. You get the idea. These days, I primarily focus on celebrity interviews and profiles, which indulges my pop culture obsession and gives me an excuse to read junky magazines and watch lots of tv. For examples of some of these articles, check out this page, which is chock full of past pieces.
Of course, while all of the above is wonderful and fabulous and allowed my heart to swell each time I walked by a newsstand, what I’m really most proud of is the publication of my novels, The Song Remains the Same, The One That I Want, Time of My Life, and The Department of Lost and Found.
It goes without saying that all three books make excellent Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Mother’s Day/Birthday/Arbor Day/Secretary Day/Columbus Day/Monday-Sunday gifts for all of your loved ones. For more info, check out the their respective pages of my site.
My fifth book, The Theory of Opposites, will be released in November 2013.
My fiction is represented by Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Honors History and Concentration in Marketing from the Wharton School of Business.
When I’m not planted in front of the computer (which is nearly always – seriously, ask anyone who knows me, I’m here – send me a note!), I’m hanging with my kids, my husband and my pooch, Pele.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US/Canada)
I have 3 copies of The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch to share with my readers. To enter…
- Leave a comment for 1 entry to the giveaway
- Tweet, share on Facebook, or blog for 2 extra entries.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on December 4/13. Good luck!
Source: Giveaway copies provided by the publisher.