Sunday, January 11, 2015

Snarky in the Suburbs Visits the Stiletto Gang!


Today I am thrilled to welcome Snarky in the Suburbs to the Stiletto Gang. Snarky’s new book, Snarky in the Suburbs Trouble in Texas, will be available on January 16th.

I first met Snarky, aka Sherry Kuehl, through her blog – a blog that makes you snort your morning coffee out your nose. Then I met her in person and found her as sensible and warm and snarky as her words. Now I get to introduce her to you!


What inspired the creation of Snarky?

Snarky was inspired by every PTA meeting I've had to sit through. Think about it - is there a richer cast of characters than the slice of life we see at parent meetings?  I've also moved a lot and it always intrigued me that each new school my kids went to it was essentially the same moms, the same issues and always one family with his and her Range Rovers.

We loved it when Snarky took down the evil overlords of the PTA in your last book, tell us about what happens in book two.

 
In Snarky in the Suburbs Trouble in Texas - the main character, Wynn Butler, goes home to Texas to visit her family and discovers her mother has become an entrepreneur and opened up a cupcake bakery that seems to be doing double duty as a halfway house for economically battered Junior League dropouts.

If that’s not enough to make Wynn want to turn tail and run home, her mom, is hell bent on convincing her to “heed the call of Jesus” and come to the aid of a woman that made Wynn miserable in high school - Sara Beth Bishop. And by aid Wynn’s mother means concoct a plan to exact epic revenge on Sara Beth’s lying, cheating, spray tanning, money stealing ex-husband and his new wife, snob-of-the-millennium, Yale Greenly.

Why should people read your books?

I hope women read my books as a humorous escape from the realities of life. I know personally with parenting in the teen trenches and dealing with aging parent issues all I want some days is to just to sit down, put my feet up, grab a book and laugh.

What's your take on yoga pants outside of yoga class?
Yoga pants are the enemy. I fear ten years from now a large percentage of America females will no longer remember how to button and zip a pair pants. Thank God for texting or many women would be experiencing thumb atrophy due to lack of use from only wearing elastic waist clothing.

What’s next for Snarky?
Inspired by my amazing and talented mystery writing friends I want to try a Snarky Detective book. I've got a plot rattling around in my head where the Snarky character (Wynn) is at a dance competition in Branson with her daughter and someone gets killed. Branson and dance moms - to me that sounds like a whole lot of crazy.

Sherry Kuehl writes the popular blog snarkyinthesuburbs.com, which was optioned by ABC for film and television. She’s the author of two books: Snarky in the Suburbs Back to School and Snarky in the Suburbs Trouble in Texas. Ms. Kuehl can also be seen on morning television dispensing “21st century advice with an attitude” with her “Dear Snarky” segment and she has a weekly column in the Kansas City Star that features her unique take on life.

Her background is in broadcast journalism. She’s an award-winning producer and journalist having worked for CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Public Television and Cox News.

35 comments:

  1. OMG! Those books sounds hilarious. And, as the former PTA VP for my son's school, I can confirm that all kinds of crazy exists wrapped up in the facade of a suburban mom.

    I'll be recommending them to my "normal" friends:)

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    1. Laura - thanks for stopping by. As for the crazy - it's everywhere but the it seems especially noticeable at school...

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  2. Love Snarky's blogs and books! I can't say they make me snort my morning coffee through my nose since I don't drink coffee, but I have been known to snort a bit of Coke...

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    1. As long as the Coca-cola is snorting OUT your nose.

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  3. Snarky is the THE BEST - funny, smart and honest. Her first book was hilarious - can't wait to read this one!!

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more! Snarky is the best! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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  4. So excited for the new book! Snorted all through her last book!

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    1. Favorite part of the last book - and this says something about me - one of the evil PTA overlords getting her hair caught in the taffy machine. Laughing just thinking about it. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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    1. Abbie - you should visit Snarky's blog. I have laughed until I cried...

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  6. Sounds like great fun! Thanks for the introduction to this series. :)

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    1. Shelly - they ARE great fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love Sherry's stories! When I first found her stories I used to laugh at the absurdity of them-a couple years down the road and it became reality! Just unbelievable!

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    1. Maine - the hits will keep coming. Promise. We need Snarky around to make us laugh or we might cry. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Love Snarky! Her spot on portrayal of PTA makes me enjoy my PTA group more and more at every meeting. Can't wait to read Trouble in Texas!

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    1. Danell,

      I have to admit that I have sat through meetings deciding who I would cast as Jacardia. It makes meetings more interesting! Thanks for visiting The Stiletto Gang!

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  9. I would read this series just for its name! Can't wait to pick these up!

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    1. Asa - thanks for stopping by! Do try Snarky's books - they are GUARANTEED to make you laugh!

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    1. Shane - thanks for visiting The Stiletto Gang, you are obviously a man of discerning taste. Sherry tells me Trouble in Texas will release on the 16th.

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  11. I love reading Snarky's weekly column and seeing her Facebook posts. Truly entertaining.

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    1. Gemma - thanks so much for stopping by! I too love Snarky's column and her blog post about water parks can brighten the darkest day.

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    1. Kelle - I too love the snark! Thanks for stopping by the Stiletto Gang.

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  13. How clever--I love this! I founded and ran two philanthropic groups in my town. And I did it with such eagerness and enthusiasm--a group of like-minded moms banding together to model a philanthropic way of life to our children. HA! Snarky would've had notebooks filled with ideas after experiencing these moms! I will look up her blog--wish I'd known about her before! She'd have given me the comic relief I needed!

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    1. I love the idea of wide-eyed optimism. It just never works out the way we want it to. If you need comic relief I refer you to the waterpark post -

      http://snarkyinthesuburbs.com

      You can thank me later.

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  14. Sherry, you must have been sitting in the back of the gym at the PTA meetings I use to attend. Regarding the rich cast of characters...THEY NEVER CHANGE! Anyway, I love your book. Can't wait for the next one.

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  15. This sounds right up my alley! I can't wait to grab it. Thanks for the heads' up!

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    1. Carrie - they ARE snort through your nose, tears rolling down your cheeks funny. Enjoy!

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  16. Love it- another TV girl! These books sound amazing, and I'm looking forward to reading them. Thanks Julie for bringing Snarky to our attention!!

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    1. Amy - the books are amazing - such fun and so funny! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. These books sound like so much fun. I read a post before Christmas about The Elf on the Shelf and I cracked up. It was so funny! As a mom of five who has kids in pretty much all different schools, I can honestly say that PTO/PTA moms seem pretty interchangeable. There's always THAT ONE. Of course, I'm probably THAT ONE to someone else. lol.
    Sorry to admit this, but I love my yoga pants, and I don't even do yoga. I'd rather eat donuts in them. And then I don't have to zip anything up with those useless thumbs of mine.

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    1. You are not THAT ONE. This I know. THAT ONE has no sense of humor, possesses deeply considered opinions on the behavior of other peoples' children and color codes her daughter's girl scout cookie sales for ROI by block.

      As for the yoga pants - you're on your own.

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  18. Hmmmm. Wonder who could be influencing Snarky to write mysteries? Anything that makes you laugh can only be a good thing! Sherry, can we have a contest to come up with the Branson murder victim?

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