The Big Reveal: Part 1

When I asked y’all to guess my big news, I never expected so many people to *wish* for me to be the next host of the After Paradise show. Although that is not my announcement, I appreciate those of you who think I could even form sentences, let alone be funny, in that particular scenario. Our Host Chris Harrison + LIVE TELEVISION = Lincee turning a wicked shade of green.

Thanks to Kathy who guessed: “OHCH is going to be the next bachelor and you are going to be in the pool of women vying for his heart.” I’m not sure if that’s actually happening, but if you know something I don’t know, WHERE DO I SIGN?

Darling Becky and Kristin thought I somehow managed to turn my life around and love green beans. Isn’t that cute?

Several of you are rooting for me to get another entertainment gig. I’d take that in a heartbeat, but alas, that’s not my news either.

I love those of you who want me to have a lifelong supply of Dr Pepper. YES PLEASE.

No, I’m not getting a dog. I’m not moving. I did not win the lottery. I’m not adopting a child from Africa. Hart of Dixie is not coming back to the CW (long live Wade Kinsella), and sorry Julie, but I am not pregnant.

Hillary’s guess was intriguing: “I hope it is what I think it is but if not…. maybe you and a Jesus loving, hot, rich but humble man have secretly fallen in love with each other and he is sweeping you away to a tropical island where all your family and closest friends await your nuptials. Can I come?”

Hillary, when you find that guy, call me.

Aside from various Bachelor-related speculations, most of you who are on my subscription list (I gave a huge hint last month) or who have been hanging around IHGB forever guessed correctly.

I got a book deal! Very smart people are going to edit it, print it out, bind it up, and offer it to the general public in places like Barnes & Noble and on Amazon. I’m overwhelmed, excited, and a touch pukey, but it’s okay. I’ll be fine.

If I had a dollar for every person who suggested that I write a book, I could buy a nice pair of jeans at Nordstrom’s and have enough money left to treat myself to a double doozy at the Cookie Company. Truthfully, it never occurred to me to write an actual book until readers of this website planted the seed. Then it was all I could think about.

So I did it. I wrote a book. If you’re wondering why posts have been sporadic for the past several months, now you know why. I’ve been holed up in my bedroom, the library, and Target tapping away on my keyboard, pouring my heart out onto the pages.

That’s right. I wrote part of my book at Target. It’s not weird. My love for the red bullseye runs deep. Plus, I’m not trendy or cool enough to work at Starbucks.

So what’s this book about? Allow me to elaborate by interviewing myself.

Q: You wrote a book. That’s awesome Lincee! What’s the title?
A: Why I Hate Green Beans

Q: What’s it about?
A: Insecurity, but I feel like I need to disclaim that it’s funny and entertaining.

Q: Do you talk about The Bachelor?
A: The book is about insecurities. Of course I talk about The Bachelor.

Q: How long did it take you to write it?
A: Three months to write, but we are still in the editing phase.

Q: When does it come out?
A: February 6, 2018

Q: That’s during The Bachelor season! Do you think Our Host Chris Harrison will read a copy?
A: I hope so. In the early version of the book, I had a chapter titled, “An Ode to Chris Harrison.”

Q: Can I read it?
A: I’m considering sharing it with my email subscribers.

Q: Why do they get everything?
A: Because they care enough to invest in my website/blog/story/LIFE, so I want to invest in them.

Q: Will your subscribers get other fun stuff related to your book?
A: Yes. I can’t tell you specific details right now, but rumor has it that they will get to read samples from chapters.

Q: That is so cool! How do I sign up to get your emails?
A:  It’s so easy. Click HERE.

Q: Does the book have a cover yet?
A: It does.

Q:  Can I see it?
A:  Of course!

Why I Hate Green Beans

Q: Wow. That is legitimate. How did you get Melanie Shankle to endorse your book?
A:  I bribed her with Anthropologie gift cards.

Q: Can I order a copy now? Or do I have to wait for February?
A: You can pre-order from Barnes & Noble or Amazon right now. How fun is that?

Q: Is there anything else you want to say to the people reading I Hate Green Beans?
A: My goal was to write a relatable book. I think I accomplished my goal. I hope you will laugh, blush, nod your head in agreement, and feel a sense that you are not the only weirdo in this world. You are my people. Come sit by me. I’ll help you tuck your crazy back in.

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Paula Parks Fulford
Paula Parks Fulford
July 19, 2017 10:24 am

I am VERY PROUD of you!!!! And I still need to get you connected with Tara Royer Steele in Round Top. She does Brave Girls camp, and somehow I think you two would have something to talk about. But now you’re a famous author, so I don’t know if you’ll have time for the little people. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

July 19, 2017 10:27 am

Congratulations, Lincee! I can’t wait to read it!

July 19, 2017 10:28 am

So exciting! I’ve been following you for about 15 years and love your writing and humor! Thanks for providing the laughs. Great cover! I think you are an awesome virtual best friend to many! I’ll be buying a copy!

July 19, 2017 10:29 am

So happy for you and I can’t wait to read it!

July 19, 2017 10:29 am

what exciting news!! congratulations! although i check your blog regularly and never miss a post, i just subscribed via email to get extra book-related news.

July 19, 2017 10:29 am

Fantastic!!! Congratulations!!!! I cannot wait to read the book. I just pre-ordered it on Amazon. Lincee, you have such a way with words and outlook on life. I’ve been around since the original forward of a forward email days. Thank you for all the laughs over the years. Blessings to a huge success with the book.

Tanya T.
Tanya T.
July 19, 2017 10:31 am

Congratulations!! What an exciting time for you!! I’m happy to be a long time reader and followed you for years. You bring joy to me and I can’t wait to read the book!! 🙂 I’ll put it right next to my I Hate Green Beans magnet that is displayed beautifully on my refrigerator and holds up my kiddos thingys!

Cathy Denis
Cathy Denis
July 19, 2017 10:32 am

So excited for you!! I’m going to pre order 🙂

Angie Rasberry
Angie Rasberry
July 19, 2017 10:34 am

Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to read it. I’m pre-ordering my copy as soon as I’m done congratulating you!’

July 19, 2017 10:42 am

Yay! Just pre-ordered it!

July 19, 2017 10:42 am

Congratulations! I’ve been eating lunches at my desk and reading your blog for at least 10 years 🙂 can’t wait to read your book!

July 19, 2017 10:43 am

Oh. My. GOSH!!!!! So happy for you!!!! I read everything on my Kindle, but for this special occasion, I will be purchasing a hard-back copy because I love you that much 🙂 Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy and read!!!!!!

July 19, 2017 10:47 am

That is so exciting, congratulations! I knew East Texas raised some fantastic people! Go Bobcats!

July 19, 2017 10:47 am

OMG! Lincee! This is amazing news! WOO HOO for you!!!! I cannot wait for the book to come out! I am off to pre-order one now! Doing a happy dance for ya!

July 19, 2017 10:48 am! Not gonna lie, I was hoping it would have to do with you and OHCH. <3

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