DIARY: Pens and needles in PR pro’s blood

By day, she’s the PR director for the Carter Blood Center in Fort Worth. By night, however, Viqui Litman sheds her PR skin to become a novelist - and, from all reports, a very good one.

By day, she’s the PR director for the Carter Blood Center in Fort Worth. By night, however, Viqui Litman sheds her PR skin to become a novelist - and, from all reports, a very good one.

By day, she’s the PR director for the Carter Blood Center in Fort

Worth. By night, however, Viqui Litman sheds her PR skin to become a

novelist - and, from all reports, a very good one.



Random House publicists have described Litman’s latest novel, The Ladies

Farm, as ’Steel Magnolias meets The First Wives Club.’ The plot centers

around a small-town bed-and-breakfast where five women know too much

about a recently deceased Romeo.



Litman found PR a good training ground for the highly competitive world

of fiction publishing. ’I don’t take it personally when people won’t

return my calls,’ she quips. ’Plus, no matter what you’re doing in PR,

you still have to be able write a good paragraph.’



While fiction has clearly always been Litman’s passion, she still finds

her day job at Carter fulfilling. ’Truthfully, I’ve probably made more

of a difference getting people to donate blood.’



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