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Nancy Thayer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hot Flash Club, The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again, Hot Flash Holidays, The Hot Flash Club Chills Out, and Moon Shell Beach. She is also the author of a new June release, Summer House. She is the mother of Samantha Wilde, whose debut novel, This Little Mommy Stayed Home, comes out on June 23. Nancy lives on Nantucket. You can visit her website at www.nancythayer.com.
We had the honor of interviewing Nancy to find out more about her new book, Summer House, and her life as a published author.
Thank you for this interview, Nancy Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?
My first novel, Stepping, was published by Doubleday in 1980. It was about a young woman who was a stepmother and the mother of two small children, and it was fairly –but not totally!—autobiographical.
Since then, I’ve published nineteen novels, all centering on themes of family and friendship. My last six, including Moon Shell Beach, have been published by Ballantine.
Can you tell us a little about your latest book?
Summer House, my latest novel, is about the grandmother, mother, and daughter in a large family dealing with all kinds of crises and secrets while in their summer house on Nantucket Island. It’s not autobiographical, but certain themes are always important to me. My own mother is 90 and an inspiration to me, and may I add, with just the slightest note of euphoria, that my daughter Samantha Wilde, is publishing her first novel, This Little Mommy Stayed Home, with Bantam/Dell this week. She’s an inspiration to me, too.
Moon Shell Beach, which came out in paperback this June, is about two women who were best friends in childhood but had a falling out when they grew up. When they turn 30, they reunite, and almost trust each other again, when they find themselves involved with the same man.