Vanity Fare to be Published!

So this was made official yesterday:

Megan Frampton writing as Megan Caldwell’s VANITY FARE, about a 40-year-old Brooklyn mother, recently divorced with a son, who starts writing copy for a bakery, discovers a knack for food-related literary puns, and becomes entangle in a love triangle, to Wendy Lee at William Morrow, in a nice deal, by Louise Fury at L. Perkins Agency (World).

And it was inspired, surprisingly, by that mid-nineteenth century (in)famous classic, Wuthering Heights. I have a friend, an old friend from high school, who comes over every so often to watch period dramas and drink wine. One evening we chose Wuthering Heights, starring Laurence Olivier. I was in midst pour when I said, “Hey, how about Mothering Heights?”
And the idea for the book was born.
I then giggled a lot, told a few people–including an acquaintance of mine, a literary agent–and they all said, “Wow! You have to write that!” The literary agent was very enthused, which gave me impetus to go on.
Then I employed the Carolyn Jewel method: The “What If?” application.
What if my husband left me?
What if I had to do something to make money?
What if I met a few good-looking men?
What if I had to do things I wouldn’t do in a million years?

I started writing. The book was originally titled Mothering Heights, but we changed it as we got closer to a deal.

So in about a year, a trade paperback will come out, all started by some wine, a good friend, and my ability to rhyme.
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12 Responses to Vanity Fare to be Published!

  1. Elena Greene says:

    Congratulations, Megan! I’m glad that you put in the hard work to complete what wine and friendship, etc… started. Raising virtual bubbly in honor of your perseverance! 🙂

  2. Jane George says:

    That’s WONDERFUL Megan! Big, big congratulations.
    Let’s hear it for friends, classic movies and wine!

  3. Woohoo! Great news and big congrats.

  4. Carolyn says:

    I am very much looking forward to reading the book!

  5. Fabulous news, Megan! Congratulations! And what a wonderfully serendipitous way to start a book!

  6. Isobel Carr says:

    Yea! This is so cool. Will have to celebrate in person in Anaheim.

  7. HOORAY!!! No one deserves such great news more :))

  8. Diane Gaston says:

    MEGAN!!!!!! This is FABULOUS news and it sounds like a fun, FABULOUS book. Whooo Hoo!!!!!

  9. Thanks, guys! It is so nice to pop over here at the end of a loooong day and see such nice things.

    Now off to clean my son’s room…Whee.

  10. Sounds like great fun!! I love those kind of titles… and am always pleased by the books!

  11. librarypat says:

    Good old “What if.” Congratulations on the great idea and doing something with it. I look forward to the book coming out.

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