|The Sugar Queen
When I began writing what would become The Sugar Queen, Josey's name was Evelyn, and I called the project Evelyn's Closet.
I tried every candy/cookie/sweet mentioned in The Sugar Queen. More than once. For the sake of research, of course.
I gained eighteen pounds while writing the book.
Ari Meyers, who played Kate's daughter Emma in the 80s sitcom Kate & Allie , is the narrator of the audio version of The Sugar Queen. Listen to an audio except here.
I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, home of the fictional ski resort town of Bald Slope in The Sugar Queen. While we in the lower elevations pine for snow and cheer at the sight of flurries, the higher elevations are no strangers to snow and have some great ski resorts like Wolf Laurel (now Wolf Ridge), Sugar Mountain, Sapphire Valley and Cataloochee.
In addition to the US, The Sugar Queen has sold to United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Turkey, Russia.