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.
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.