It's Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop Tuesday and the topic today brought to you by Susan Scott Shelley.

If you hopped her from A.S. Fenichel's site– WELCOME. If you just started with mine don't forget you can hop back to A.S. or forward to Brenda's.

Here's the question:

Given the choice of any authors in the world (living or deceased), who would you want as a guest?

My pick is the fabulous and amazing Nora Ephron. 

I would simply want to share a bottle of wine, talk for hours, and laugh. I imagine dinner with Nora would be a hoot. We might compare our necks and how they tell our age. Maybe talk about what makes a good leading man. Perhaps even swap recipes. Whatever the conversation, I know I'd leave the dinner better for the experience. 

Here are some of my favorite Nora quotes. 


“We have a game we play when we’re waiting for tables in restaurants, where you have to write the five things that describe yourself on a piece of paper. When I was [in my twenties], I would have put: ambitious, Wellesley graduate, daughter, Democrat, single. Ten years later not one of those five things turned up on my list. I was: journalist, feminist, New Yorker, divorced, funny. Today not one of those five things turns up in my list: writer, director, mother, sister, happy.”

From her Commencement Address to Wellesley Class of 1996, via The Most of Nora Ephron



“Here’s what happens with a purse. You start small. You start pledging yourself to neatness. You start vowing that This Time It Will Be Different. You start with the things you absolutely need—your wallet and a few cosmetics that you have actually put into a brand-new shiny cosmetics bag, the kind used by your friends who are competent enough to manage more than one purse at a time. But within seconds, your purse has accumulated the debris of a lifetime.”

From “I Hate My Purse,” The Most of Nora Ephron



“E-mail isn’t letter-writing at all, it’s something else entirely. It was just invented, it was just born, and overnight it turns out to have a form and a set of rules and a language all its own. Not since the printing press. Not since television. It’s revolutionary. It’s life-altering. It’s shorthand. Cut to the chase. Get to the point. It saves so much time.”

From “The Six Stages of E-Mail,” The Most of Nora Ephron



“So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around?”


Wasn't she amazing? Of course, I'd want another chance to have dinner with her.  If only….

That's my part in this hop. Jump on over to Brenda Margriet's Blog and see who she invited over. 

Thanks for popping by. Hope to catch you all again soon. Until then, keep moving forward!