Hello, Fug Nation!
So, for part of last year, we were Up To Something above and beyond making fun of people’s outfits: We wrote our first-ever novel. And we’re thrilled to announce that it’s ready to hit shelves in hardback on June 1, 2011 (just in time for beach reading season). Now that it’s officially available for pre-order and whatnot, we are finally able to give you a sneak peek at the cover — and thank GOD, because it is AWESOME and we have been dying to show it off to you:
Isn’t she pretty? We can take no credit for that; we are very proud of every word we wrote on the inside, but we’re eternally grateful for Liz Casal, the brilliant cover designer at Poppy (our publisher, which also does Gossip Girl), for making our baby so fabulous-looking on the outside. And don’t worry: although Spoiled is a part of our family now, we have no plans to abandon GFY on the steps of the Hudson Street Orphanage with nothing but half of a locket and a note full of lies for Miss Hannigan to exploit. There is room for both.
What’s Spoiled about? Well, here is a spiffy synopsis: “The closest sixteen-year old Molly Dix has gotten to the red carpet is watching it on E!; gorgeous, spoiled Brooke Berlin was practically born on one in Beverly Hills. Their worlds couldn’t be farther apart, until Molly discovers the long-kept secret that sends her spinning into Brooke’s orbit: They share a father, Brick Berlin, world-famous movie star and tabloid regular. Intrigued (and a little bit terrified) by her Hollywood lineage, Molly dives into the deep end of celebrity life by moving to Southern California — where Brooke is waiting, armed with a smothering dose of ‘sisterly love’… and a plan.”
Of course, we then like to tell people, “… and shenanigans ensue.” (It turns out that Brooke is terrible at sharing, especially with someone she calls “a dusty visitor from Planet Yawn.”) If you are curious about said shenanigans, you can pre-order Spoiled on Amazon today, or on Barnes and Noble, if you prefer. Or you can just hang out in front of the Young Adult section at your local bookstore until they put it on the shelves, where you will probably see us doing exactly the same thing, although we’ll be looking way more maniacal; or go get it from your friendly local librarian.
Or, skip it and go eat a sandwich, or whatever. It’s okay. No judgment. But if you plan to read it — and we really hope you do — we thank you heartily in advance. Getting to write a novel has been, quite truly, a dream come true for us, and we know that we’d never have gotten this lucky without the continued support of our amazing readership. If we entertain you by the pool for a bit this coming summer, that seems like the least we could do to repay you for what will be seven years (!) of Go Fug Yourself come July 1. Consider this an early birthday present from us, to you, with all our love.
Heather and Jessica