Desperate for money, literary author Gordon Rushworth writes a romance novel and self-publishes it under a female alias. To his astonishment it becomes a mega-bestseller, sparking a feeding frenzy in New York publishing and hit-hungry Hollywood. Soon a gorgeous and ambitious young Manhattan agent, Jane Cooper, arrives in Gordon’s Vermont village hunting the mysterious “female” novelist, forcing him to concoct a desperate plan to conceal his identity–a plan that pitches him into an increasingly hilarious spiral of lies, lust and love.
Targeted Age Group:
The challenge is to tell amusing, heart-warming stories, that are also intelligent and appeal to modern women (and men, I guess!)
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read, read, read. You can only become a writer if you are an avid reader.
Sally Mason grew up on a diet of romantic comedies and is happiest when she has a tear in her eye and a smile on her face. Other romantic comedies by Sally Mason: Rent A Husband & Gone Hollywood
I’ve long been amused by the on-going debate about the merits of so-called chick-lit versus literary fiction. I created the character of pompous wannabee lit author, Gordon Rushworth, as a way of poking fun at the pretensions of some authors and critics.
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