See below for today’s special Guest Post from Ivy Entwined author Laura Simcox. And don’t forget there are more stops to come so check out the schedule here.
Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one – it’s a fun, sweet and charming read and you can find out all about it with my review here.
A Day in the Life of a Small Town Mayor: Meet Ivy Callahan
Hey there. I’m Laura Simcox, author of Ivy Entwined, and I’m dying for you to meet my heroine, Ivy. She is 26 years old, and was recently elected the mayor of her small home town. She lives in snowy Celebration, NY, where every holiday is an excuse for a parade, but pretty much everybody is broke.
Wanna take a peek at what she’s up against? She could really use some advice. Thanks!
Job requirements: Mayor, Celebration, NY.
-Develop plan to revive the downtown, get the snowplow fixed, get wireless installed in city hall
-Utilize outdated desk top computer and accompanying sticky keyboard
-Manipulate duct tape as a budget-saving device
-Direct annoying ex-fiancé, who is town planner, in creating parades and festivals to keep up town spirit
-Manage four phone lines and three irritated citizens simultaneously
-Exhibit advanced skills in moderating town council meetings, especially during a donut shortage
-Acquire business associates who will benefit the town. The richer the better. If they’re amazingly handsome, so be it.
-Keep tabs on super-hot business associate so he doesn’t double cross you. Double cross him first. Celebration needs the money.
-Avoid falling in love with super-hot business associate, even if he stares at you like he’s starving. Even if you crushed on him so hard in junior high, you wrote his name in your locker in Sharpie.
-Listen to gossip, but don’t spread it. When in doubt, ask your grandma, but be careful: she’s playing Cupid. Target: super hottie with the cash.
-Put in regular appearances at the Lovin’ Cup diner: pour coffee, shake hands and eat French toast. Don’t gossip.
-Maintain a holiday spirit, 24/7, 365. It is Celebration, after all.