Fashion Friday and Novel Release Party!

First of all, I’m so excited to tell you that my 1st novel, Murder On The Boulevard is available via Ebook on!  If you want to purchase it, please click HERE.  You can also click the link on my sidebar. The paperback version will be available in about a week on the same site, but for now, you can upload to any type of reader.  The cover art was done by fashion illustrator Inslee Haynes and is so gorgeous!  I am so proud of the final result and hope you love it.

I’ve been working on the novel for the past two years and would have never even known where to start if it wasn’t for my friend Nicolette Fischer of Simple Colette and her advice to try NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  It’s been a long, fun, extremely challenging process.  I’ve learned a lot about myself and my appreciation for all things vintage, which relates to today’s post…but I’ll get to that in a minute.

Thank you all for your ongoing support with my novel.  I can’t believe how many great people I’ve met through blogging and am constantly reminded of the generosity and kindness of others through it.  Hope you love Murder On The Boulevard!

Now, let’s get back to Fashion Friday!  Being inspired by my novel, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos that show vintage fashion.  I love the old lines, colors, styles, and of course the makeup and hair.  What’s your favorite vintage fashion?
Make sure to go check out these ladies fabulous blogs, where they are celebrating my novel launch today! Julie at Brown Eyed Belle and Daphne at Flip Flops and Pearls.  Look at this adorable button they even created for me!
In all the excitement today, I forgot to mention that I’m guest posting at two blogs today! My friend Hannah of Hannah and Bryan is out of town, so I filled in for her on Fashion Friday.  Tell her I sent you!
I also filled in for  another friend of mine, Jennifer over at Southern Living: Preppy Style! Please go check out this Fashion Friday post and tell her you stopped by as well.  
Both these blogs are amazing and you’ll love these fabulous ladies!  Have a great weekend and don’t forget to link up with either the Fashion Friday linky here, or the Novel Link up over at Brown Eyed Belle!
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  1. Just found your blog this evening! CONGRATULATIONS NOVELIST! That is so awesome, and I’m beyond excited for you!

    I’m a new follower, and again, congrats! :)

  2. Cori I am excited beyond and will order you paperback as soon as it is available!!

    I know what a long process it can be.

    Come and see me soon for a New Giveaway!!


    Art by Karena

  3. CONGRATULATIONS KORI! I’m in awe of you and what you have accomplished! I missed linking up to the novel release party yesterday because of moving, but I had to stop over and tell you I think you’re amazing! I bought your book for my kindle and I’m already hooked! You should be unbelievably proud of yourself!

  4. Congratulations on your novel release!! I’m so thrilled for you! What an accomplishment – I cannot wait to read your novel! I hope that you have a fantastic weekend, you deserve it!!

  5. How exciting is this???! Congratulations and I hope you sell a gazillion copies! This blogging world is amazing. I meet so many like minded people and authors and cooks and other famous people…what fun! Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. congratulations!!! i am soooo excited for you. this is seriously fantastic. i would love to say i wrote a novel some day.

    can’t wait for the paperback! :)

    have a fabulous friday!

  7. ahhh Kori congrats on your novel release! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to go pick up the book! Thats my dream someday to go to a library and pick my own book out 😉 xo

  8. Congratulations on your novel, Kori! That is so awesome! I can’t wait to check it out!

    I love all things vintage, too. Utterly fab!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Very excited for you Kori baby!!!! In honor of such a fab day…I linked up for my 1st Fashion Friday! Whoo hooo….

  10. hey there! thanks for stopping by the pink prep and leaving such sweet comments!
    YAYAAYAYAYAY for you and your book release! you must be BEYOND excited! I wrote a children’s book five years ago and it was a labor of love!
    I’m def. keeping up with you….
    Cheers to SUCCE$$! :-)

  11. I started reading your book last night and it’s great! It sucked me in within a matter of minutes.
    And I love that your main character’s name is Bobbi!

    Congratulations Kori!!

  12. Yay! We love you! It is such a huge accomplishment to write and publish a novel. Here’s to you and all your future success. I also want a signed copy of the paperback when it comes out!

  13. I’m so PROUD of you!!!! Congratulations on your novel release!!! I’m buying mine as soon as I am off work today!

  14. congratulations darling! i hope you nothing but happiness and success and that this is the first of many novels for you! xoxo

  15. Congrats on your book! I know it had to be so much work, but worth it in the end!!!! Have a great weekend and enjoy your moment!!! :)

  16. YAY! Today is the big day!! I am SO stinkin’ happy for you! I wish I had a kindle or I would have already bought the book. As soon as it comes out in hard copy I’m all over it!

    Just posted my Fashion Friday/Novel Release Party :)

  17. Congrats to you Kori on the release of your first novel! I hope you’ll be celebrating this weekend. xoxo

  18. Congrats my dear! It’s a fabulous book and you are very talented. I’m very glad to have “stumbled” across your blog… Have a wonderful day! PS – Love the novel.

  19. I am SOOOOOOO crazy excited for you!!! Oh my gosh – Next week I’m ordering the actual book!!! Then – later on down the road when you’re all famous and stuff and doing book signings I’m going to walk up and say, “please PLEASE sign my book!!!”

    That’s my plan!!! Kori – I’m just SOOOO proud of you!!! Let’s party!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  20. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Today is the big day, and I am thrilled for you! You bet I’m joining the party – I wish we could all fly out to LA to toast to you and party in style. Kisses!

  21. Congrats!! I wish you nothing but the best in your success!! Awesome post as usual. Love the photos! I always enjoy reading your blog so much! Have a fabulous weekend! Winona

  22. Congrats!!!! I am do excited for your first novel release. I can’t wait for the paperback to come out

  23. Congrats Kori! I mentioned it on my blog! If you could mention a little something about J’adore New York, that would be Fantastic! Happy Friday!!

  24. Just stumbled across your blog today! Congrats on your novel release…wow, what an incredible accomplish {and journey I’m sure…2 years is a long time to work on a project!}.

    Have you seen the book on bookshelves yet {ie: Barnes}…I’ll bet that will be an incredible feeling :)

    Happy Weekend!

    xx Cat brideblu

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