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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. library addict
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 04:30:55

    Loved the 17 Problems. My favorite GIFs were 2, 14, and 17, but I relate to them all.

  2. DS
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 06:52:00

    Definitely 14. In fact I’m in that position right now with Stuart McBride’s Logan Macrae series– and Cherryh’s upcoming Foreigner #15, and well, a whole list of authors really.

    But I’m more likely to be laughing hysterically in public when reading a book than crying.

    Spoilers? I’m in that group that doesn’t care about them.

  3. Amanda
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 08:33:37

    I think I have all those problems and I think 3 and 4 have actually made me a little fearful now whenever I hear rumors that a book I love might be made into a movie. I should think of how great it would be for the author or how awesome that the book will get a bigger audience but instead I just think “NO, there is no way they can get a certain character right and they will ruin it”

  4. Janine
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:29:15

    I can’t get the Simon & Schuster/Barnes & Noble link to work for me.

  5. Jane
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:30:58

    whoops. there is no link. It just came in my inbox.

  6. Janine
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:32:15

    @Jane: I see, thanks.

  7. Janine
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:48:26

    Those Amazon reviews are hilarious but the laptop steering wheel desk is such a bad idea. What will they think of next? Television screens on the windshield?

  8. Darlynne
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:59:47

    @DS: You scared me for a moment, mentioning Stuart MacBride and I had to check number 14 immediately. Whew. OT: Do you ever listen to his books, especially those he narrates himself? DI Steel gets the best lines, but they’re all hysterical (when they aren’t shocking and heart-breaking).

    Love the Amazon reviews. Oh, to be that clever.

  9. Suzy K
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 15:31:37

    in the buzzfeed, similar to #1: When you are being interviewed for a job, mention that you read a lot, and they ask what is your favorite book or what are you reading to right now…. HAVE AN APPROPRIATE ANSWER READY BEFORE GOING TO THE INTERVIEW!! Considering the business world’s biased view about romances, I had to lie!! **hangs head in shame**

  10. Susan
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 16:36:27

    I see that Amazon did not include the Veet for Men reviews. A couple of those had me in tears, struggling to breathe. And George Takei (Star Trek) has a series of humorous reviews.

    The GIFs were great. My horror is #9–when an author quits writing in the middle of a series. I actually think it’s more often the case that the publisher quits publishing–and then I want to shout, “Self-publishing is your friend!” I just found out that another series I like was apparently dropped mid-stream and I’m in a total pet over it.

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