Sunday, November 16, 2014

Find Me I'm Yours by Hillary Carlip

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“If you believe in destiny like I do, and you think there’s even a remote possibility we’re meant to be together, then find me I’m yours.” —Mr. WTF

In one sentence — one serendipitous moment — everything Mags Marclay, an offbeat, wry, 24-year-old struggling artist living in L.A., has ever known is forever changed as she is led on a treasure hunt to find her soul mate.

Find Me I’m Yours is a highly entertaining, unconventional virtual page-turner. Become immersed in Mags’s world through original artwork, hand-written lists, graphics, and Instagram photos within the book. You can go even deeper into the Find Me I’m Yours universe by clicking on embedded links leading to interactive content that’s expertly woven through the novel, including:

• Original rom-com style VIDEOS that star the handsome stranger Mags dubs “Mr. WTF,” who gives clues to the hunt.
• Thirty-three unique, custom-designed WEBSITES that further the narrative, blur the lines between fiction and reality, and offer endless ways for you to enjoy additional original content, including reality and comedy series featuring A-list talent.
• OPPORTUNITIES for you to share your own content (artwork, stories, songs, apologies, wishes, etc.), interact, connect, and personally engage with the story.

This revolutionary CLICK LIT® novel was conceived from the get-go as an ever-expanding, multi-platform entertainment experience. Created, written, and designed by Hillary Carlip, and co-created, directed, and produced by Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated TV comedy writer/producer/director Maxine Lapiduss, Find Me I’m Yours is a game changer in the way that stories are told and experienced.

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Author Spotlight

Hillary Carlip is an award-winning, best-selling author of five books, a noted visual artist, and has been creating content, websites, and news in the digital space since 1999.

Her latest project, Find Me I’m Yours (RosettaBooks eBook, Nov., 2014), is a revolutionary, multi-platform entertainment experience that starts with an eBook novel and expands into an entire universe filled with interactive content including original rom-com style videos, 33 unique, custom-designed websites – many of which feature web series created by and starring A-list talent – and countless ways for readers to share their own content, connect, and personally engage with the narrative.

A game changer in the way stories are told and experienced, Find Me I’m Yours was conceived, written and designed by Hillary, and co-created, directed, and produced by her partner, Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated TV comedy writer/producer/director Maxine Lapiduss. This Click Lit® eBook is the premiere project from Hillary and Maxine’s newly launched company, Storyverse Studios.

Her last book, A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers (Virgin Books), received raves including a starred review from Publishers Weekly who cited Hillary's "humor, grace and brilliantly creative eye," and called the book a "hilarious, delightful, unique achievement."

Her memoir, Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan (HarperCollins), is an American Bookseller's Association Book Sense Pick Best Seller, a Lambda Literary Award finalist in two categories (humor and memoir), and was selected by Borders as one of the Best Literary Memoirs of 2006.

Hillary forged the way in bringing the voices of teenage girls into the mainstream with her first book Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out (Warner Books). She was honored by the New York Public Library when Girl Power was selected for its prestigious "Best Books for Teens" list. When Hillary appeared on Oprah, the hour show was devoted to the book.

Hillary's second book, Zine Scene (Girl Press), which she designed herself and co-wrote with the renowned author Francesca Lia Block, won anAmerican Library Association Award, and was included in a show at the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York City.

As a visual artist, Hillary’s work has been sold at prominent galleries in LA, NY, and Chicago, and shown alongside Andy Warhol and DamienHirst in a five-city museum exhibit during 2013-2014 entitled Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles. She also has pieces included in the permanent collection at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, KS.

A web pioneer, Hillary co-founded in 1999, one of the earliest and most acclaimed websites featuring interactive content with A-List talent. For two years Hillary oversaw all creative aspects including designing and producing their multiple websites, which earned the 2000 Bandie Broadband Award for innovation in the category "Newest New Thing."

As a web designer, Hillary has designed and produced hundreds of award-winning, attention-grabbing, custom websites for major stars (including Jennifer Aniston), companies large and small, the Australian Government, best-selling authors, web series, acclaimed films and filmmakers, actors, musicians, artists, non-profits, and more.

The Wall Street Journal has called Hillary and her work "Humorous, touching and insightful;" Chicago Tribune: "Gloriously idiosyncratic." Entertainment Weekly proclaimed that "Hillary Carlip has lived a life that would make Leonard Zelig jealous," and The New York Times declared, "Ms. Carlip's curriculum vitae reads like a Cliffs Notes version of American Popular culture.”

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  1. It has to be a first date. He brought his mother with him.

  2. I am still for my first date to happen! Yep ! haven't been to any date yet :)