The Next Phase in Chick Lit
(PRLEAP.COM) Chick Lit is the affectionate name for modern romance
fiction, a genre of popular, and often times humorous, fiction written for and
marketed to young women. Considered a post-feminist style dealing
unconventionally with the traditional romantic themes of love, courtship
and gender; the books are especially appealing to single, working women in
their twenties embattled in the pursuit of their goals.
Unfortunately, this fresh voice of biting wit and social commentary hasn’t
often been continued on to an audience of more mature readers, those
women in their 30s and 40s who have already fallen in love, and ridden off
into the sunset with their prince. While they get the house, the kids and the
minivan as they settle down into the American Dream, they too inherit
the uniquely feminine adventures of what it truly means to be a modern
princess living happily ever after. But who will address these often unspoken,
common, yet comical circumstances?
Enter the Suburban Diva and the newest hot selling book, Suburban Diva:
From the Real Side of the Picket Fence.
Tracey Henry, the Suburban Diva, writes about her adventures living
family values in todays world. The book features fifty stories and witty
observations of the exciting aspects of wife and motherhood; carpooling,
play dates, not-so-happy anniversaries and macaroni art. They are the
chick lit-post script: insights for the woman who has already won her romance
battles and finds the spoils are as humorous and entertaining as the
It may not always be as glamorous as it sounds, but it is always hilarious.
Bee Lavender, author of Lessons in Taxidermy and publisher of Hipmama.com, says Suburban Diva: From the Real Side of the PicketFence is “Funny, punny observations about suburban family life from a modern Erma Bombeck.”
Fans of Henrys weekly Suburban Diva column at Backwash.com have already
rushed to the first retail outlet to stock the book, Barnes & Noble
online, making the book hit the top 100 books this past weekend (2/04/06).
The popularity of her writing is based on the readers identification
with the authors amusing observations. As Henry says, “Most often, after a
column, I get a message on my board, an email or even a phone call that
begins with a hearty laugh, and then a shared personal story regarding a
similar circumstance in the readers family. This has been the most
rewarding part of Suburban Diva; finding out that not only are we women
not alone, but were all laughing at the ridiculous together.”
Deanna Dahlsad, publisher, says this of the book, “Tracey and her alter-ego
Suburban Diva strike a chord with readers because the stories are our
stories, womens stories we all just wish we could tell them this well!”
Suburban Diva: From the Real Side of the Picket Fence
Author: Tracey Henry
Illustrator: Jeff Harris
Format: Paperback, 124pp
Pub. Date: January 2006
Publisher: Ephemera Bound Publishing
Tracey Henrys stories have been featured in Chocolate for the Womans Soul Volume II, A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, and A Cup of Comfort for Expectant Mothers (Spring 2006) as well as numerous online sites and local print publications. More information on the author can be found at http://www.SuburbanDiva.com.
Ephemera Bound, publisher of Suburban Diva: From the Real Side of the
Picket Fence, is a division of Equilibri-Yum, Inc, Fargo, North Dakota, 58102.
Online version: http://www.prleap.com/pr/26201/
Publisher, Ephemera Bound