Michelle Buonfiglio Pacesetter Reader

Goals: 10,000 pages read/10,000 words written

Prize: Match Michelle’s reading or blog writing goal* and win a $10 B&N Gift Card.

Bonus: Match the reading or blog writing goal* and raise $250 and you will win a $25 B&N Gift card.

*To be eligible for these prizes you must e-mail info@unleashyourstory.com and let us know that you are participating as a reader or a blogger.

Michelle Buonfiglio does things like pose for this scandalous photo “in bed” with Fabio not just because she adores romance novels, but also because she’s alive to do them! Modern medicine gave her a new lease on life when she received a kidney transplanted from her brother 22 years ago.  Thankful for her good fortune – and aware many more people are in need of “miracles” that come through years of costly medical research — Michelle lives every day like the blessing it is, and is honored to lend a hand to events like Unleash Your Story.
This year, Michelle’s challenging readers and bloggers to do what they love best – and would be doing anyway – to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.  So rather than feeling guilty about reading favorite romances instead of doing laundry, she wants romance fans to work toward beating her goal of reading 10,000 pages during UYS!  And Michelle’s fellow bloggers and columnists can enjoy themselves – and entertain their online viewers – while they peck the keyboard to outdistance Michelle’s writing goal of 10,000 words written in posts and comments.

Michelle hosts Barnes & Noble.com’s new “Heart to Heart” (H2H) daily romance fiction blog and is the creative force behind RomanceBuyTheBook.com (RBTB), a fun and positive place where readers and writers hang to talk love, sex, family, life — and, of course, romance novels – with Michelle and her engaging team of contributing editors!  RBTB’s also been syndicated at 80+ TV news websites like WNBC.com, and Lifetime TV’s myLifetime.

Michelle’s a summa cum laude grad of St. Francis University with a B.A. in Fine Arts/Writing, as well as a former Miss PA and Top Ten Miss America contestant.  She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two kids and a fairly ungrateful cat.  She hopes you’ll sign an organ donor card, then talk with your loved ones about your decision.


7 Comments Add your own

  • […] 24, 2009 Michell Buonfiglio, our Pacesetter Reader/Blogger is the host of Barnes & Noble’s Romance Reader blog, “Heart to Heart” (H2H). […]

  • 2. Unleash Your Story | Susanna Carr Blog  |  August 25, 2009 at 9:03 am

    […] so you can challenge their goal or try to keep up with them. This year the Pacesetter Reader is Michelle Buonfiglio, who plans to read 10,000 pages/blog 10,000 […]

  • […] also have some super-readers lined up. Besides our Pacesetter, Michelle Buonfiglio, we also have Smart Bitch Sarah from Smart Bitches Trashy Books and Super Librarian Wendy […]

  • […] 1, 2009 Pacesetter Michelle Buonfiglio talks about her plan to reach her UYS 2009 […]

  • 5. Ashley Ladd  |  September 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I just sent an email to sign up for your challenges. I also posted a notice on my blog regarding your challenges. Good luck with this.

  • 6. Becke Davis (Becke Martin)  |  September 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I would have commented sooner, but I’m too busy reading and writing — trying to reach my goals for the month! I’m sending out fundraising emails, too, and I’ve posted a link to this group on my website. We can do this!!

  • 7. Teresa Bodwell  |  September 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks, Becke! We need some positive energy to reach our goals!


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