Author Maria Semple's (anti) love story to Seattle


by New Day Producers

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 1:35 PM

A new book with Seattle as the backdrop is getting a lot of attention. And even though the novel "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" pokes fun at the Emerald City, most readers don't seem to mind because the book is so entertaining. In fact, it's sold out at many bookstores in Seattle, and as of this writing, The Seattle Public Library has more than 1300 "holds" on the 132 copies of the book it carries!

Maria joined Margaret to talk about the novel and how much of Bernadette's experience mirrors her own. (Maria moved to Seattle in 2008 after spending a number of years writing for various television comedy shows, including "Mad About You," "Ellen" and "Arrested Development." She did not quite "love" Seattle when she first moved here). Maria also chatted about her TV work and how her uncanny sense of timing comes through in her novel.

For more information about Maria, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," and Maria's other writings, please click here.

Here's a list of her upcoming appearances/book signings:

Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Los Angeles
The Grove

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Redondo Beach, CA
11:30 AM

A Book For All Seasons

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Leavenworth, WA

University Books

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
With Jonathan Evison


October 12 & 13
Portland, OR
Details TK

PNBA Author Feast

October 13th
Tacoma, WA

Third Place Books

October 20th
Lake Forest Park, WA

Park Place Books

Women’s National Book Association event
October 24, 2012
Kirkland, WA