Suite Scarlett is your quintessential romantic comedy. That’s not to say it’s cliched or boring or formulaic; quite the contrary. There’s just enough suspense and twists and conflict to keep me interested on a non-romantic level. I loved every minute of the ride that Maureen Johnson put me through– lots of laughs and smiles and swoons, but also curiosity about how it was all going to turn out — from the initial dedication: “This book is dedicated to anyone who has ever played a dead body on stage or screen. It takes a big actor to lie on the ground and keep quiet. Droop on, my lifeless friends.” All the way through to the very last sentence.
Also in the news, new kt literary client Catherine Cheek has a short story in the forthcoming anthology The Living Dead, publishing on September 29th. How about some of those co-contributors? Stephen King, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Laurell K. Hamilton… Catherine’s in some GREAT company.