Monarch Beach tells the story of Amanda Blick, a young mother and kindhearted San Francisco heiress who finds her French chef husband wrapped around his sous-chef. The opportunity for a new start falls into her lap when her mother suggests Amanda and her young son, Max, spend the summer with her at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Beach.
The heroine of Perfect Is Overrated, Kate Alger, has finally found the cure for her post-partum depression: when someone starts offing the alpha-moms from Kate's daughter's preschool, she realizes it's time to get out of bed, dust off the skills and find out who is killing all the mommies she loves to hate. Wickedly funny and slightly twisted, Perfect Is Overrated is a romp through the life of one very needy mom, her cockeyed family, her ex-husband, and the entire insane, entitled parent body at The Hawthorne Preschool.
Anita Hughes attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and has taught Creative Writing at The Branson School in Ross, California. Hughes has lived at The St. Regis Monarch Beach for six years, where she is at work on her next novel.
Karen Bergreen's first career was as an attorney who clerked for a federal judge. Her second career as a stand-up comic has led to appearances not in front of the bench, but on Comedy Central, the Oxygen network, Court TV and Law & Order. She lives in New York City.
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