New The Ex-Files Has a Trailer

Every new cover needs a trailer

I’ve already revealed the new The Ex Files cover, but now it is time to reveal the trailer that talented artist Hanna Sandvig did for me.

Isn’t it cute?

I’ve never been able to draw anything other than princesses (circle faces, bell-shaped skirts), so I’m always envious when I see someone else’s artistic talent. But this time, I got to help create it.

Later this week, I’ll share an interview with Hanna, and maybe give you a sneak peek into our working process.


The Ex Files is Available at Last!

The Ex Files by Kelly McClymerA book walked into a bar and said…


I’m heading off for a two week drive across the country this morning. It’s going to be epic (or not, judging by how some of these grand plans have gone in the past). We have a brand new digital camera that can even take 3-D images (don’t know why, you’d have to ask the dh). We have incredibly dedicated cat sitters  installed in the house to take care of the 23 year old cat, who needs a lot of affection and reassurance. We’ve stocked the refrigerator and pantry for our cat sitters, fixed the leak under the sink, and put off tearing out the kitchen cabinets.

Before I go, I want to welcome The Ex Files into the world. Today is a day I thought would never come for a book I thought I would never finish after the chicklit genre became The Genre Which Must Not be Named.

Diana’s story was one I wanted to know the end to — but I had other books to write. Books that publishers paid me to write. So I wrote them. In a twist of irony, Simon and Schuster did — kind of — want The Ex Files. They just wanted me to make the character younger (to fit my new YA audience). So Getting To Third Date was written. That wasn’t really Diana’s story. It was Katelyn’s story. The story of a college freshman who doesn’t give guys much of a shot of a second date because she’s so critical.

The Ex Files is Diana’s story — the story of a woman who realized more than once that she was with the wrong guy after he proposed. Awk. Ward.

I hope you enjoy Diana’s story as much as I did!

And, by the way, if you have a favorite destination in the middle of the U.S.A., please leave a comment to give us an idea of where to go next on our Road Trip of a lifetime. It’s Mount Washington today, but who knows where the day after. We’re heading toward our daughter’s wedding spot in California, with a  vague plan to veer by Mount Rushmore — and what we don’t catch on the way out, we may just swing by on the way back. No rules, baby. Except one: have fun.


Wish us luck and/or tell us where to go (nicely please…)

The Ex Files Arrives July 15

So, my web guru (aka firstborn son) was supposed to put my gorgeous new cover up in the featured section yesterday. But his father spirited him away to buy a suit for his sister’s wedding instead. This is the first time he’s had a suit, ever. He’s always borrowed one of his father’s jackets to wear if he needed to be a little dressed up.

They got a great deal on a really nice gray pinstripe suit. And dinner at Pizza Hut. I love it when my guys go out and have a father-son bonding session.

Okay, back to me. The Ex Files (my blog novel-in-progress — see sidebar)  is revised, edited, formatted, and in the pipeline at Book View Cafe. It will be released on July 15th. Wooty Hooty Hoo. But, even better, I can show you the cover. If you want to be notified when it is live and ready to be purchased, sign up for my newsletter, I’ll be sending out a welcome to the e-world newsletter on the 15th.

And now: the cover:

Isn’t it pretty?

Oh, by the way, The Fairy Tale Bride just went free (everywhere, including B&N, I think).