I’ve just heard from my editor in New York and we have a winner, which translates into a new title. I’m very happy with the title selected and am delighted to introduce you to my May 2008 novel, Mrs. Perfect. And here is the back cover text from Mrs. Perfect:
WHERE’S A FAIRY GODMOTHER WHEN YOU NEED ONE?
For Taylor Young life is very good. She has a handsome husband who loves her, three gorgeous children, a personally designed and decorated dream house. Suburbanite trendsetter and super mom—life couldn’t be more perfect. And as long as no one notices the fragile woman beneath her coifed and polished image, things will stay that way.
Then, a devastating secret bursts Taylor’s fairy-tale bubble, suddenly making her a cul-de-sac pariah, and stripping her of the role that defined her. With her struggling to maintain her alpha image, Taylor finds help from the unlikeliest of people, her nonconformist nemesis, Marta Zinsser. But to become the woman her family truly needs Taylor must first believe in the person she is hardest on—herself.
What do you think? Does the story sound interesting? Does the new title fit? For those of you who read Odd Mom Out, would you want to read Mrs. Perfect? The winning title was Amy Z’s suggestion but I want to thank all of you for taking the time to brainstorm and for sending in so many great suggestions this week. My editor was really pleased by the list of titles I sent her and I personally loved your support. You all helped take something that was really distressing and turned it into fun. I honestly couldn’t ask for better readers and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And Amy, if you read this, email me privately with your address so I can send you your prize.