I'm reading a woman's magazine last night - I'm a big magazine junkie, esp. in the winter, because they are so handy on the exercise bike - when I read this interview with Fergie. As in The Duchess. She says, "Did you know I'm going to have my own radio show? Maybe on Sirius. And my own TV show! And I've just signed a deal with St. Martins Press to write a historical novel - the next Gone with the Wind. I sold it without one chapter written! It's all in my head. My heroine is Lady Margaret, with red hair, and it takes place in the south of Ireland in 1759. I am Lady Margaret at the end of the day. It will be Pride and Prejudice meets 24!"
I want that deal. Esp. when you know someone else will write the book.
And here’s what I read today at a British newspaper's Web site:
"When Sarah, Duchess of York announced she was writing a historical novel entitled Hartmoor she modestly compared it to the works of Daphne du Maurier. ... But the "racy" work of fiction, due to be published by Macmillan at the end of last year, may never see the light of day following an announcement by her collaborator, Laura Van Wormer, an American historian."
To read more about how ridiculous that original article was, click here .