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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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Elena Greene
11 years ago

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! 🙂

Megan Frampton
11 years ago

Thanks, Elena!

Jane George
11 years ago

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

Janet Mullany
11 years ago

Woohoo! Great news and big congrats.

Carolyn
11 years ago

I am very much looking forward to reading the book!

Louisa Cornell
11 years ago

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

Isobel Carr
11 years ago

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

Amanda McCabe/Laurel McKee

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

Diane Gaston
11 years ago

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

Megan Frampton
11 years ago

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.

girlygirlhoosier52
11 years ago

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

librarypat
librarypat
11 years ago

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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