Inspiration from Maeve Binchy

~ By Melina Kantor

Hello All,

Well, let me guess. Most of you are freezing. It’s the middle of the week. You’re tired.

So, we’re bringing you a bit of inspiration, from the legendary Maeve Binchy, who’s been called “The Mother of all Chick Lit.”

Listen closely. She sneaks in a opinion on the “chick lit” label there’s been so much talk about.

We certainly do have an incredible group of Irish women writers to thank for helping establish the genre.

And don’t you just love her definition of success? She’s so right. I adored the image of our individual successes building onto everyone else’s. We’re all in this together!

Stay warm, and happy writing!

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. By day, she is an elementary school computer teacher. You can visit her at

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