SEATTLE — Crashing the A-List, the second novel by Bellevue's own Summer Heacock takes an unemployed book editor, adds an odd job cleaning abandoned storage lockers, and a shocking discovery to create a quirky, humorous tale. 

Heacock joins us to talk about the book and where the inspiration came from. 

Author Event

Summer Heacock will be holding a book signing and book talk on July 20 at 6:00 PM at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101, Lake Forest Park.

Summer Heacock
Summer Heacock's latest novel is a hilarious page turner.
Summer Heacock


She's doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons.

After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is officially stuck--stuck sleeping on her little brother's ugly couch in Queens, stuck scrolling through job listings in search of a new editorial position...and just desperate enough to take on a temporary gig clearing out abandoned storage units. If nothing else, she's determined to keep her rapidly dwindling savings account intact.

Unfortunately, she is in no way prepared for stumbling upon dead snakes or dealing with glass jars that she's convinced are full of pickled eyeballs. And why does everything seem to smell like beets?

Then Clara comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service and finds the brothel "résumé" of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich, an astonishingly famous British actor. She has no intention of cashing in on her discovery, but her awkward attempts to reassure Caspian that his secret is safe to go awry. Now Caspian is convinced that Clara is a blackmailer, the tabloids have her pegged as Caspian's newest girlfriend...and Clara begins to find the A-lister's charms more irresistible than she expected. (Official Synopsis)


Summer Heacock is an author of contemporary women's fiction who prances through life like a Disney cartoon that says the "F" word a lot. She lives Seattle adjacent where she's a stay-at-home-mom to two scampy tots, wife to an amazingly understanding husband, herder of a rescue critter menagerie, and collector of life-size celebrity cardboard cutouts. She can be found at, and on Twitter as @Fizzygrrl. Crashing the A-List is her second novel, following The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky. (From her bio) 

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