Hi! It’s been a long time, I know! I’m sorry. But I’m back with some really fantastic news.
First, I have a new agent: The wonderful and amazing Margaret O’Connor of Innisfree Literary! She is an absolute dream, AND SHE SOLD MY DEBUT NOVEL, THE DEBUTANTE: A Novel of Kick Kennedy! To the fantabulous Kate Seaver of Berkley books! Publisher’s Weekly announced it today!
In case that announcement left you hanging, here’s a bit more information about the book: THE DEBUTANTE (working title) is the story of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, fourth of Rose and Joe Kennedy’s famous brood. She and her family lived in London when her father was the American Ambassador on the eve of WWII. In England, she is the effervescent It-Girl of the debutante season. Like her older brother Jack, there’s something special about Kick – but she wants more than popularity. She wants to be her own person, to shape an identity separate from that of her famous family. In England, a country she adores from the start, Kick begins to see that this transformation might be possible.
Then she meets handsome and reticent Billy Hartington, the future Duke of Devonshire. Kick and Billy hit it off right away, but Kick’s parents would never accept a Protestant, and Billy’s ancestors are anti-Catholic. When WWII hits, Kick must decide where her true loyalties lie: with love or with family.
Readers, I’ve been working on this novel for quite a while, and I am just absolutely thrilled to be able to share the news that it will be published and I’ll get to share Kick’s amazing story with you. You might have noticed that I’m publishing the novel under Kerri Maher, and I’m also working on a fresh website for that name. In the meantime, I’ll see you on Facebook and Instagram!