Blogger Spotlight: Chicklit Central with Melissa Amster



Welcome to the fantabulous
Melissa Amster of Chicklit Central!

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Who are you and why are you blogging?
My name is Melissa Amster and I’m a blogaholic! I started blogging back in 2001 when Free Open Diary was available. Then I went to blogger and livejournal to do some personal blogs. Those were more private though. I started my personal blog, Merrylandgirl (, in late 2009 as a way to do something for me that was separate of being a wife and mother. Then I got the idea in the spring of 2010 to start a book blog as a way of connecting with other chick lit readers. You know what happened from there… 🙂


I most certainly do! I’m so glad you launched such a FABULOUS blog, and I’ve been honoured to have visited there many a time!!

If you could marry a celebrity, who would it be?
At the moment, Chris Messina. I totally adore him on The Mindy Project.


You’re asked to a pot luck dinner party. What do you bring?
A dessert, of course. My favorite to make is S’mores pie.

Yum yum yum yum!!!

You’re starting a book club. Which celebrities would you invite, and how would you convince them to turn up?
It would obviously be a chick lit book club.

  • Mindy Kaling, since she likes chick lit and I reviewed her book at CLC.
  • America Ferrara, since I loved her on Ugly Betty and have always wanted to meet her. I think she’d be down to earth and fun.
  • Cobie Smulders because I like casting her in books that I review and I think she’d add another dose of humor to the meetings.

I think I’d send them formal invitations and promise lots of homemade desserts and chocolate.

Mmmmmm can I come to? Especially if you’re making S’mores pie?

Unbeknownst to you, your best friend has entered you for a talent show, and suddenly you’re on a stage in front of 5,000 people. What’s your talent, and would you be voted through to the next round?
I think I could sing if I was pushed to do it. I took voice lessons in high school and that strengthened my voice. I love singing and do it all the time, even when just doing chores around the house. I even sound good to myself, and I don’t usually like the sound of my voice.

Thanks so much for visiting today, Melissa! And one of these days, I’d like to sample that s’mores pie and hear you sing (not necessarily at the same time, LOL). Rock on! 🙂


20 responses to “Blogger Spotlight: Chicklit Central with Melissa Amster

  1. That recipe looks sooo yummy.
    Lovely interview too, of course, but, y’know, pie…

  2. GREAT interview! Melissa Amster is one of my favorite people in the world. From the moment we met, when I was hoping for a review from Chick Lit Central (and oh, how I love that review though Melissa and I became too close for her to write it and it was done by another incredible blogger, Marlene Engel), she has supported me wholeheartedly in my every endeavor. She is funny, warm, smart, and so lovely. And she writes a heck of a story, too! I absolutely love her.

  3. Thanks for having me! I love your comments and enhancements too!

    • You’re so very welcome. I couldn’t not comment–you know me. Always something to say. I’m so glad you could come visit, it’s great to return the love for once… You know what I mean. XX

  4. Next time I see you, I want to hear you sing, Melissa! I didn’t know that. Great interview, ladies. hugs and kisses to you both.

  5. Little acorns, Melissa. You’re renowned, m’dear (in a good way). 😉 Nice interview, ladies. Loving that S’mores pie. xx

    • Helloooo Sheryl! So glad you could join the party. Can you get S’mores in the UK? If so, let’s get together and make on (whilst singing) in honour of the lovely Melissa A! LOL! Have a fab day and thanks for commenting. XX

    • Thanks. Not sure what it has to do with acorns though. 🙂

      • From little acorns grow big trees… This is only the beginning, Melissa. You’re gonna be famous, you’re gonna be on TV… you’re gonna fly on the wings of your dreams–just like you said on FB. XX

  6. Nicky, you need to watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt…that’s where the song lines are from. 🙂 Can you get Netflix in UK?

  7. What a fun interview. I really enjoyed it.

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