Have you ever looked at rich society wives and thought that
they have it all? When you read Suzy Duff's Wellesley Wives,
you might decide you have it pretty good yourself.
Let's welcome Suzy Duffy, here to talk to us about her new book.
Hi, Suzy. How is your blog tour going?
Suzy: It’s terrific. I’ve never been on a blog tour before. Back in Ireland, we got in a car and drove around to the various shops but obviously it’s a tiny country compared to the USA!
What have you been asked about so far?
Suzy: Mostly if Wellesley Wives is my real life and before you ask it’s not!
Well, where did you get your ideas from?
Suzy: About this time twenty four months ago, I saw a woman who looked a bit like Goldie Hawn driving through Wellesley in a beautiful shiny red Ferrari – convertible, of course. Before I got home I had chapter one in my mind. To be honest I never saw her again. I’m beginning to think she was just passing through…. Maybe she was from Weston, the neighboring town… I can feel a sequel coming on!
Is that how it happens for you? Stories evolve in your mind?
Suzy: Yep, but you have to sit down and work hard to make them transform for airy, fairy ideas into a strong credible story. The Writers Coffee Shop, my publishers were MAZING at that. They put the story through the ringer. It went through TWO separate teams who dissected each character and every plotline to ensure it was all credible – even if it is all highly scandalous and a little on the wild side…
Speaking of scandalous – Swinging? I think this is the first time I’ve read about an actual swinging resort. Suzy did that involve a lot of research??
Suzy: LOL, I know where you’re going with that and no, that’s a fine example of my imagination hard at work again, although, it’s amazing what you can learn on the internet these days!
Okay, give me something that you haven’t told anybody else in any interview so far. I want an exclusive about Wellesley Wives.
Suzy: Yikes. Um, let me think…. Okay, I can’t believe I’m telling you this… the reason Marcus is such a nasty guy is because I once dated a pilot and he – well, he wasn’t very nice so I made Marcus into the nasty-pilot-husband. But don’t tell anyone else!
You got your revenge. I hated Marcus. Thanks, Suzy. Good luck with Wellesley Wives. We loved it!
Still curious? Here is the official press release for Wellesley Wives:
Since the Real Housewives of Orange County made their network television debut, America has been enraptured by the fabulous, scandalous lives of wealthy men’s Botox-ed better halves across the country.
But it isn’t until now, with the September 27, 2012 release of Suzy Duffy’s Wellesley Wives [The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House], that the well-to-do’ers of New England finally get their shot at the glory.
Following the escapades of the fictional and fabulous Popsy Power – a pretty, popular and insanely rich Boston society wife, and her best friend, the uber-fit and massively spoiled Sandra – Wellesley Wives is a celebratory romp through the lives of women who have, lose, and ultimately triumph over it all.
While their opulent wardrobes, expensive cars and handsome husbands may at first glance appear as picture-perfect as the masterworks that hang on their walls, the cracks in their gilded surfaces don’t stay hidden for long. Life is incredibly good for these ladies who lunch – until it goes bad, and this is where Wellesley Wives begins.
Facing divorce, infidelity, financial loss and more, Popsy and the girls traipse through the affluent suburbs of Boston, the Irish countryside and Caribbean yachts, all the while negotiating the blows they’re dealt with laughter, extravagance and a resilience that every woman, regardless of social strata, will recognize as her own.
“When I moved to Boston from Dublin, I realized that women everywhere really are the same,” says Duffy, an Irish native who is already a #1 bestselling author in Europe. “We all get hit with problems through life – many of which we don’t see coming. Wellesley Wives was written to make women laugh and forget about reality for a little while. It’s white wine without the calories!”
A joyful, life-affirming story that celebrates female fearlessness and intelligence, Wellesley Wives looks at:
- The importance of female friendship and solidarity: why life is easier when you have someone to laugh about the ups and downs with!
- The ‘problem-free’ lifestyles of affluent housewives: does money solve as many problems as one might think?
- Handling divorce, infidelity and family problems with grace
- Finding courage in the face of the unknown, taking risks, and following your heart!
About the Author:
Suzy Duffy is an international and #1 bestselling author. A former national radio DJ and TV presenter in her native Ireland, she moved to Boston with her husband, five children and one dog in 2009 in light of Europe’s economic downturn. Duffy’s colorful background has taken her from working in the United Nations’ Geneva headquarters to being a water-ski instructor in Greece to laboring as a corn cutter in the south of France.
Wellesley Wives, Duffy’s debut U.S. book release, is the first in a New England based trilogy of novels. She is currently working on the second installment, Newton Neighbors.
Wellesley Wives is currently available for pre-order via The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, and will be available via all major online retailers as of September 27, 2012.
Find Suzy Duffy on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, her website and on The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House site.
About the Publisher:
The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing (TWCS) House is an up and coming independent publisher based in New South Wales, Australia. They recently gained a great deal of attention with Fifty Shades of Grey, the international literary sensation they released in June 2011 and is now represented by Random House.
Launched in October 2010 with the vision of working alongside talented authors while providing quality e-books to the growing marketplace, TWCS publishes a wide rage of fiction titles and is sure to have something for any appetite.
I will post a review for Wellesley Wives soon, faithful readers, but if you can't wait, go ahead an pick up a copy on Amazon.com or at your favorite bookstore.