Ernessa Carter, author of 32 Candles, on tour July/August 2011

Posted By on May 12, 2011

About 32 Candles

• Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Amistad; Reprint edition (June 28, 2011)

Davie Jones—an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi—is positive her life couldn’t be any worse. She has the meanest mother in the South, and on top of that, she’s pretty sure she’s ugly. Just when she’s resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life—Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn’t imitate art. Tormented endlessly in school and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, Davie finds it bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood—as a beautiful and successful lounge singer. Just as she’s about to ride off into the LA sunset, a million miles from where she started, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie’s dreams—and break her heart again.

With wholly original characters and a cinematic storyline, 32 Candles introduces Ernessa T. Carter, a new voice in fiction with smarts, attitude, and sassiness to spare.

About Ernessa Carter

Ernessa T. Carter has worked as an ESL teacher in Japan, a music journalist in Pittsburgh, a payroll administrator in Burbank, and a radio writer for American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest in Hollywood. Carter’s also a retired L.A. Derby Doll (roller derby). A graduate of Smith College and Carnegie Mellon University’s MFA program, she now lives in Los Angeles. 32 Candles is her first novel. She blogs at

Ernessa’s Tour Stops

Monday, July 4th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Thursday, July 7th: Picky Girl

Friday, July 8th: Book Reviews by Molly

Monday, July 11th: Helen’s Book Blog

Tuesday, July 12th: StephTheBookworm

Wednesday, July 13th: 1330v

Thursday, July 14th: The Englishist

Friday, July 15th: The Englishist – guest post

Monday, July 18th: Steph Su Reads

Tuesday, July 19th: Freda’s Voice

Wednesday, July 20th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Thursday, July 21st: Reading Through Life

Friday, July 22nd: Dreaming in Books

Monday, July 25th: Amy Reads

Tuesday, July 26th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]

Thursday, July 28th: Life In Review

Thursday, July 28th: Seaside Book Nook

Friday, July 29th: Love to Read for Fun

Friday, July 29th: Write Meg

Monday, August 8th: Bibliophilia – Maggie’s Bookshelf

Monday, August 8th: Bibliophilia – Maggie’s Bookshelf – guest post



One Response to “Ernessa Carter, author of 32 Candles, on tour July/August 2011”

  1. Michele Miller says:

    Mrs. Carter,
    My book club is reading 32Candles. And I have to say that this book left me with hope of love….Thank you

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