Georgie Thompson on Kindle Post
The Twitter Diaries: 2 cities, 1 friendship, 140 characters is a book about female friendship borne out of female friendship. Read this guest blog from author Georgie Thompson and join us on May 31 at 1:00 pm to chat with her live on Twitter.
Imogen Lloyd Webber and I met at a New Year's Eve party in NYC two years ago, introduced by our mutual friend Piers Morgan. The very next day I followed her and she followed me and we began a 140 character friendship over the Atlantic and Twitter. Over the next few months we tweeted back and forth until one day an idea came to me that I just couldn't shake. I got to thinking how would a social networking generation respond to a book written entirely in tweets, a conversation between two girls, much like us sharing their stories of love, life and everything in between. We started writing/tweeting as @TuesdayFields and @StellaCavill in May of last year and almost exactly a year to the day The Twitter Diaries is out on general ebook release on Kindle.
I can't believe that a one-time figment of an overactive imagination has culminated in a published book and more importantly in a transatlantic and lifelong friendship.
While comparisons will be drawn with @TuesdayFields and @StellaCavill to myself and Imo we couldn't be further from the character profiles about which we write/tweet. We wish in many ways we were more like them; they are brave and fearless, modern women living in modern times yet somehow both vulnerable, loveable even. So in tweeting as @TuesdayFields and @StellaCavill we may have taken a little inspiration from our own experiences but let me assure you I have never broadcast from Ascot dressed as inappropriately as Tuesday and nor has Imo found herself at any time in a movie star's trailer. The latter a pity.
On May 31, I will be participating in a Twinterview, that's a Twitter-style interview, with Amazon.co.uk. Any questions you have in 140 characters or less, and I'm all yours....