Were you one of the millions of fans obsessed with Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies and its web of suburban secrets? Did the humor and brilliant use of emails in Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette leave you literally laughing out loud?
If so, The Wannabees wants to be your next read.
There’s nothing simple about work and family life today — it’s no wonder people dream of a different way. My debut novel follows three imperfect heroines and their efforts to test a piece of bumper sticker wisdom: It is never to late to be what you might have been. But how will their community react when secrets bubble to the surface?
As an avid reader and writer on issues of class, community, shaming and busyness (real and self-made), I decided it was time to tackle them all in a novel. There’s also lice, kids’ sports, PTA drama, an 80s-themed school auction, a lively neighborhood listserv, one really embarrassing party and some oversharing on social media. You know, just like real life.
Liz Parker of InkWell Management has been an incredible agent; I’m grateful for all her guidance as we approach the submission process with publishers.
Can’t wait to share the actual novel. Onward!