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Tara Chevrestt

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Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, aviation mechanic, and dog mom. She loves vintage clothes and period dramas and wishes she could time travel. You’ll never see her without her Kindle or a book within reach. As a child, she would often take a flashlight under the covers to finish the recent Nancy Drew novel when she was supposed to be sleeping.

She no longer writes books, but you can still read her thoughts and opinions on books and movies and articles on women's issues on her blog.


Have you noticed a growing trend in historical fiction these days? It seems as if many more professional historians as well as writers with advanced degrees are plunging into this genre, often funded by the universities where they teach. I graduated Cum Laude in Russian history but never pursued an advanced degree; I was tired of assigned readings and having to write essays. I wanted to read wh... Read more of this blog post »
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Sophia Thanks for accepting my friend request, Tara!


Savannah Tara,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Tara Chevrestt Jill wrote: "Hi Tara, TJ MacKay is starting a new magazine, InD'Tale, reviewing self-published and independent press romances, starting in May. Subscription is free from now till May, with the chance to win a g..."

My romances aren't self-pubbed...though they may as well be, the attention they get. LOL I'm with a small, digital press. I don't know if they qualify. She says Indie.


message 71: by Jill

Jill Hi Tara, TJ MacKay is starting a new magazine, InD'Tale, reviewing self-published and independent press romances, starting in May. Subscription is free from now till May, with the chance to win a gift bag worth over $250.00.

Here's a link to her event page -
http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/2...

And to InD'Tale website -
http://www.indtale.com

Feel free to pass this on to any friends who may be interested.


message 70: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Erin wrote: "Moving up the ranks of top reviewers! congrats!"

Actually, I have moved down. Way down. I was once in top 50.


message 69: by Erin

Erin Moving up the ranks of top reviewers! congrats!


message 68: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hi Amy! I'm looking forward to following your reviews. You always find some interesting books. It makes my to read pile about topple over. LOL


message 67: by Amy

Amy Well, hello there Tara :)


message 66: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt T a R a wrote: "Hi Tara..thanks for the invite :-)"

Great profile pic by the way. Looks so happy and fun!


message 65: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt T a R a wrote: "Hi Tara..thanks for the invite :-)"

I am always looking for fellow Tara's on here. We are truly the elite. :)


message 64: by Tara

Tara Hi Tara..thanks for the invite :-)


message 63: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt OH, heavens no. They loathe the water! You should see how incredibly angry they are at me after a bath!


message 62: by Hayes

Hayes New sport for your three? <<-- Click Click!

This is pretty funny!
Hope you and the furry ones are well.


message 61: by Susan

Susan Congratulations on your new author bio! I can't wait until your book is published.


Harlequin Books Hi Tara, I'm pleased to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com and all it has to offer, please ask. I'll be happy to answer. I’ll also have Harlequin news updates on my profile on a regular basis so be sure to stop by to keep up on everything Harlequin!

Kim S., Harlequin Books Ambassador


message 59: by Misfit

Misfit Tara wrote: "Misfit wrote: "Hi Tara, I spotted this review on a book you might be interested in. Can't even find it on Goodreads.

http://cat-bookmagic.blogspot.com/201......."


Very cool. I hope you find it.


message 58: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit wrote: "Hi Tara, I spotted this review on a book you might be interested in. Can't even find it on Goodreads.

http://cat-bookmagic.blogspot.com/201..."


OMG!!!!! Thank you!!! I gotta read that. I will add it to the database myself and now must search for it. I'm familiar with the real life aviatrix the book is based on. She had a chapter in that flying flappers book.


message 57: by Misfit

Misfit Hi Tara, I spotted this review on a book you might be interested in. Can't even find it on Goodreads.

http://cat-bookmagic.blogspot.com/201...


message 56: by Misfit

Misfit Tara wrote: "Misfit wrote: "Tara, thanks a heap for the thoughtful birthday wishes. I've put it to good use :)"
Im so glad! I'm sorry it's a day late. I shall try to keep better track. :)"


:)

I can't keep track of much of anything these days.


message 55: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit wrote: "Tara, thanks a heap for the thoughtful birthday wishes. I've put it to good use :)"
Im so glad! I'm sorry it's a day late. I shall try to keep better track. :)


message 54: by Misfit

Misfit Tara, thanks a heap for the thoughtful birthday wishes. I've put it to good use :)


message 53: by C.

C. Lee Thank you for the Goodreads friendship


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Tara Chevrestt Anna wrote: "P.S. Do you have a facebook?!"

No. Between goodreads, my blog, and my ten hour a day job, I don't have time to manage stuff on another website. LOL :)


message 51: by Anna

Anna Motteler P.S. Do you have a facebook?!


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Anna Motteler Thank you very much!
Yep, it's a senior picture. (:
I love them so much!


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Tara Chevrestt That blue plate.. I wonder if that's a fancy handle on it or a vegetable made into a miraculous shape? Way cool.


message 48: by Hayes

Hayes Misfit wrote: "Tara wrote: "Misfit wrote: "Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again."

Thank you! LOL. Sorry about blogge..."


Wish that were my table! love those pumpkinettes!


message 47: by Misfit

Misfit Tara wrote: "Misfit wrote: "Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again."

Thank you! LOL. Sorry about blogger. :( I'm no..."


Eh, it's hit and miss with more hits lately, it eats about 50% of comments I try to make.

Hayes sets a nice table, doesn't she?


message 46: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Irene.. I posted them on LT member giveaways. I waited a bit and nobody showed interest.. Sorry. Go and put in for it.

Hayes, thank you!!! Wish I had some China like that!


message 45: by Hayes

Hayes I missed your day yesterday!



Hope it was a good one!


message 44: by Irene

Irene Tara wrote: "If any of my friends are interested, I would be happy to send them in hopes you will review them instead. They are: Selected Stories by William Trevor and The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll"

William Trevor!! Do you still have the copy? One of my favorite authors.


message 43: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit wrote: "Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again."

Thank you! LOL. Sorry about blogger. :( I'm not savvy enough to move somewhere else without losing everything. Great review posted today by the way.. That Sky O Malley. Funny!


message 42: by Misfit

Misfit Happy birthday to Tara and nice cake from your husband. Tried to comment on your blog but ##@@!!@@## blogger ate my comment again.


message 41: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Tara wrote: "No, I wish I was that skilled!"

Your skills are in another area, obviously. Love your blog. The countdown idea is just great."


Thanks. After about a year or so, I am gonna run out of Countdown topis though. LOL


message 40: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "No, I wish I was that skilled!"

Your skills are in another area, obviously. Love your blog. The countdown idea is just great.


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Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Tara wrote: "http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/"

Brilliant! Did you do the artwork?"


No, I wish I was that skilled! I hired a really cool chick. Her name is Parajunkee.


message 38: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/"

Brilliant! Did you do the artwork?


message 36: by Hayes (last edited Oct 15, 2010 09:40AM)

Hayes Tara wrote: "Hayes, have you seen my new blog header??

No, I haven't. I'm not much of a blog follower, but if you send me the link I'll go take a look!


message 35: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt If any of my friends are interested, I would be happy to send them in hopes you will review them instead. They are: Selected Stories by William Trevor and The Petting Zoo by Jim Carroll


message 34: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Hayes wrote: "Tara wrote: "Friends and fellow readers, Question: Have you ever received books in the mail from publishers that (A) You never asked for. (B) Have no interest in whatsover.

I received two hard..."


I suspect the publicist got my name from another publicist who sent me one book I requested months ago. Problem is the new publicist didn't look very closely at my blog or my reading choices or he wouldn't have sent me these books.

Hayes, have you seen my new blog header??


message 33: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "Friends and fellow readers, Question: Have you ever received books in the mail from publishers that (A) You never asked for. (B) Have no interest in whatsover.

I received two hardback books ..."


Contact the publicist and see if s/he will let you do a giveaway? Lucky you, however. How do you convince people to send you books... no one ever sends me anything!!


message 32: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Friends and fellow readers, Question: Have you ever received books in the mail from publishers that (A) You never asked for. (B) Have no interest in whatsover.

I received two hardback books in the mail today. Neither one interests me in the slightest. I don't know why they were sent to me. Do I contact the publicist listed on the papers with the books and tell him I don't want them and pay my own money to ship the unwanted things back or what? I got too many books I WANT to read to waste time on books I DON'T want to read.

Help!!!


message 31: by Tracey (last edited Aug 15, 2010 09:04PM)

Tracey Tara wrote: "Question for my friends: When a book 40 years old is republished by a different publisher with new cover and all that, do they also edit or change the story or prose? I've found a book I want to ..."

Just the price.

Most likely not, but really not sure. Maybe instead of Fabio we get Robert Pattison on the cover


message 30: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Question for my friends: When a book 40 years old is republished by a different publisher with new cover and all that, do they also edit or change the story or prose? I've found a book I want to read and discovered it isn't new at all, but has been out 40 years and published by probably 10 or more different people. Read the new copy or old? Will anything be different?


message 29: by Hayes

Hayes Tara wrote: "Thanks, Hayes! It's been HOT here. No breeze, no rain. Really feels like a desert and I live in the northern part of the state. It will only be for a while tho. Come October it will be snowing ..."

Crazed... but things are calming down, fortunately.


message 28: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Thanks, Hayes! It's been HOT here. No breeze, no rain. Really feels like a desert and I live in the northern part of the state. It will only be for a while tho. Come October it will be snowing again probably. LOL How have you been?


message 27: by Hayes (last edited Jul 24, 2010 11:57PM)

Hayes Morning. Love your new avatar. You look great! How's things out west?

It's a gorgeous day here today, cooler and low humidity... what a relief.


message 26: by Tara

Tara Chevrestt Misfit wrote: "Tara wrote: "Sawyer, Misfit, if you ladies have not yet seen the movie, Young Victoria, it was REALLY GOOD. I highly recommend it. Misfit, what is the name of the book you mentioned below? She ha..."

I didn't get a recommendation but I did manage to find it. That woman has wrote a lot of books!!


message 25: by Misfit

Misfit Tara wrote: "Sawyer, Misfit, if you ladies have not yet seen the movie, Young Victoria, it was REALLY GOOD. I highly recommend it. Misfit, what is the name of the book you mentioned below? She has so many, I ..."

Sawyer, it is I, Victoria and I believe I sent you a recommendation last night. This is if I did it right :)


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