60-Second Spotlight: Virgina Gray, Author

the lovely and blond Virgina Gray
Welcome to the 60-Second Spotlight on Someone Cool, in which I ask a few goofy questions ala James Lipton (from Inside the Actors Studio), rapid-fire. Then some legitimate questions. 
Welcome another one of my favorite people…


Author Virginia Gray


Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?

I don’t have a nickname that is general audience approved, so you may call me Bat Girl.

If you were on the news, what would the headline say?

“Author Dives Off Big 5 Publishing House After All Marketing Attempts Fail”

Krispy Kreme: hot, fresh now

Do you have a favorite dessert?

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Black Jelly Beans, though I’ve never tried them together. Hmm…

Who do you want to punch or hug (or both)?

I want to punch Jon Stewart for leaving The Daily Show. I want to hug Jon Stewart because he makes me laugh so hard chocolate milk spews from my nose even when I’m not drinking it. It’s a love/hate thing at the moment.

Give us your public name?

Virginia Gray of Virginia Gray Novels®™, the greatest Independent Non-publishing company on the entire planet.  
*Now accepting applications.

Tell us about your book, that awesome thing you wrote?

The Carrot

I’m an author of Fiction / Women’s Fiction / Contemporary Women’s Fiction / Romance / Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy / humor / humour / satire—at least according to Amazon.com

My novel, The Carrot, is not a vegan cookbook, but rather:  The Carrot is the story of an ambitious, urban business woman who lives for her career. To earn a promotion she desperately desires, the carrot her boss dangles in front of her, she naively accepts a professionally dangerous assignment in her home state of North Carolina—a place she loathes. Her misadventures begin the moment she steps onto the tarmac, and when a romantically-challenged officemate introduces her to a cast of ridiculous, but endearing characters, a socially impaired bartender, and Pete Walsh, an arrogant local businessman, things get worse. After a disastrous first meeting, Pete makes it his life’s mission to torment her. Through explosive and hilarious clashes that land Susan flat on her butt more often than not, Pete challenges her values, blind ambition, skewed conception of love, and ultimately her ignorance; that in the frenzy to achieve her professional goals, she’s lost sight of what’s really important in life.

Everyone should buy, like, 10 copies. My cat loves it—yours will, too!

Of equal awesomeness: I own a wicked set of Gretsch drums and have broken the 100 mph speed barrier in a metallic blue Geo Storm without dying or getting tossed in jail—few can claim that.

Where can we find out more?


Read The Carrot!

ebook and paperback formats:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carrot-Virginia-Gray-ebook/dp/B00LNRWZPW
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00LNRWZPW
B&N;: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-carrot-virginia-gray/1119941211
iBooks, Kobo, India (check for authentic holographic marker. Also, I’m blond—just ask my hairdresser!)

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