helenkleinross.com where I'll be posting about writing other kinds of fiction.
Some of you may know I am publishing books now. Making It: A Novel of Madison Avenue came out in 2013 from Simon & Schuster. It's a coming-of-middle age story about a woman and a business (advertising.) It’s sort of like Mad Men thirty years later, from the point of view of an older, wiser, married Peggy Olson.
This year, I published a novel about kidnapping. WHAT WAS MINE is about a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It’s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades—from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, friends, and coworkers at the ad agency where she works as a copywriter/creative director.
My next novel is set in an old house in Connecticut that has been in a family for generations. A murder takes place there in 1926. The crime becomes a family secret that everyone knows, but no one talks about until 2016 when the house is being renovated for a wedding and something is found in a powder room wall that connects to the crime--and the reader finds out what really happened.
I hope you will join me on my journey into other kinds of writing by following me here. Of course, advertising will always be part of what I am writing because you can take the Ad Broad out of advertising, but...