Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Find Out How Fantastik You Really Are

M.E.N.K. & Pearls Getaway Retreat, April 21-23, 2006 Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa

Join the Femme authors and our special guest, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, as we embrace the M.E.N.K. mentality during a relaxing weekend of female bonding and Fantastik fun. From meditative walks to thought-provoking workshops to our smashing Goddess dinner, we've got your mind, body and soul covered. We’ll talk, we’ll laugh. We might even shed a tear or two. But when we leave, we’ll do so even more Fantastik than when we arrived!

Pearls of Wisdom Workshops include:

* Sensual Woman, Sexy Mama * Living Your Life Like It’s Golden * Help! I’ve Turned into My
Mother * A Lover is a Man…Yet Another Reason To Love Yourself*

You’ll enjoy four diamond accommodations, including one king or two queen size beds in each fully equipped room, with a variety of panoramic views. The Spa offers an extensive menu of relaxing and luxurious treatments and let’s not forget the beach and a host of other nearby attractions.

At A Femme Fantastik Getaway, Expect The Unexpected!

For more information on this exclusive getaway weekend, send us your contact information to menk.pearls@yahoo.com. Space is limited so act now. You won't want to miss the event that will have everyone talking!

Early Registration Fee: $199.00 (Includes Author Appearances, most meals, Pearls of Wisdom workshops, Goddess Dinner, autographed Femme Fantastik tote bag, special gifts).

Accommodations: $149.00 per night, based on double occupancy.

Monday, December 12, 2005

A Fond Femme Farewell

Seasons Greetings!

As most of you know, the three of us, Victoria Christopher Murray, Jacquelin Thomas, and Marissa Monteilh, are no longer members of the Femme Fantastik group, but we wanted to personally thank those readers, organizers, bookclubs, bookstores, and last but not least, the military bases and cherished troops who were so supportive during our 2005 tour.

As the year comes to a close, we want you to know that we are extremely grateful for your constant support, and we want to ask that you check our websites from time to time to view information regarding our respective news and updates, as each of us have new and exciting titles coming out next year.

Please log on to our individual sites to view upcoming titles and tour dates.




We wish the remaining Femme members much success with their 2006 events and beyond, and we cheer them on, along with each of you, as the group continues to grow in grand and phenomenal ways.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you all!


Jacquelin, Marissa, and Victoria

Monday, December 05, 2005

The Tour Says Good-bye to Three Great Writers

As with everything in this world, both great and small, change must come. The Femme Fantastik Tour is saying good-bye to three wonderful authors--Victoria Christopher Murray, Marissa Monteilh and Jacquelin Thomas. We want to extend to them our warmest and most sincere "thank you" for making the inaugural year of the Femme Fantastik Tour such an amazing one. They have been consummate professionals and better yet, supportive friends and colleagues. We all had a great deal of fun together his past year and we wish them all the best in the future and know our paths will cross again. We hope as the Tour moves forward, you will continue to support these truly gifted writers.

You've been hearing from the Femme Fantastik Tour about our upcoming events in 2006--our M.E.N.K. & Pearls Getaway Retreat in the spring and Femme U Writers Workshops in the fall, please be aware that Victoria, Marissa and Jacquelin will not be participating. Later next year we will announce our new list of exciting authors who will join the Femme Fantastik Tour 2007.

Again, thank you to Marissa, Jacquie and Victoria for being such fantastic members of the Femme Fantastik Tour 2005.

Nina Foxx, Lori Bryant-Woolridge, Carmen Green

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Happy Holidays from the Femme Fantastik Authors

We'd like to thank everyone--from our wonderful military personnel and their families, to booksellers, groups and guest authors for all the love and support they showered us with in 2005. We really had a great time meeting so many new people as we traveled the country.

While we won't be touring next year, you'll still be hearing from and about us. Watch for information on our first M.E.N.K. & Pearls Getaway Retreat in April 2006. We're nailing down all the particulars but believe us, it will be one FANTASTIK weekend of sisterhood, sensuality and spa services for readers and authors alike. Think sunsets on the beach, interesting and thought-provoking workshops, luxurious spa treatments and our first Goddess Dinner. We've got your mind, body and spirit covered. Check back here for more information after the new year or if you want to make sure you don't miss this amazing getaway, email us at menk.pearls@yahoo.com and we'll put you on our mailing list. Check out our very early posts to learn what the letters M.E.N.K. stand for!

In the Fall, Femme U will be in session with workshops for aspiring and self-published authors. Clinics will include everything from the basics of good writing and story development to keeping your writer's head together to ways to promote you and your book. And we'll have plenty of chat time so we can confer about the business, its trends, possibilities and pitfalls.

In between we'll be visiting various organizations and book clubs, like Kindred Spirits in Los Angeles, helping them raise money for their good causes. We are currently booking appearances for 2006 (only a few slots left) and our new and improved tour in 2007. If you, your organization or book club would like to host the Femme Fantastik Tour, please contact us at fantastiktour@yahoo.com

Please, everyone have a safe and loving holiday season. And in all the frenzy of the season take a minute everyday to thank God for making YOU so fantastic.