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A wife, mother and frustrated writer faces an impossible deadline for turning her life around in a hilarious debut novel about family, friendship, success and exhilarating self-(re)discovery.

Pippa Jones is a fortyish former literary sensation who fears she will be a one-hit wonder. After the follow-up book she was almost done writing, Podlusters, had to be tossed (it ended up sharing a plot and title with superstar author Ella Rankin’s summer blockbuster!), she couldn’t write a thing. Months of staring at a blank page made her confidence vanish like a one-night stand. When she finds out that she has only five days left to finish (or rather, start) or repay an advance she’s already spent, Pippa has a brilliantly original idea. Okay, fine, her 12-year-old son came up with it as a joke, but Pippa and her teenage daughter approved.

Pippa is not only going to make a bold statement, she’ll change the book world while she’s at it! Can she pull it off? At this point, she doesn’t have a choice.

When Pippa’s publisher gets intimately involved, it unlocks a series of plot twists she never saw coming. From the courtyards of posh Beverly Hills hotels and Malibu mega-mansions to Brentwood and Santa Monica bookstores, Pippa races against time --- in her used Volvo --- and discovers more about her career, marriage, family, friends and herself than she ever could have dreamed up.

by Zibby Owens

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2024
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 267 pages
  • Publisher: Little A
  • ISBN-10: 1662516703
  • ISBN-13: 9781662516702