Laura Izmani is glad of her new client, a wealthy actress who needs a private chef for her twins. She’s also grateful that Helen Baynor doesn’t remember their first meeting on a roller coaster ride that changed their lives.
Roller Coaster by Karin Kallmaker
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Bella Books is shipping out the paperback version of Roller Coaster as an early holiday treat – and they’ve discounted it 25% through December 31.
With the release of Roller Coaster just a few weeks away, I’ve created an extensive excerpt featuring the prologue and some of chapter one to introduce you to Laura Izmadi and Helen Baynor — as they were when they first met and as they are now, twenty-three years later.
What the editor will focus on, I hope, is if this scene is where the book should begin. For this book, choosing the opening has been the single most important decision I’ve had to make, and I’ve agonized.
If you recognize a certain television cooking competition in the epilogue of Roller Coaster, you’re not wrong. “Prepare a gourmet French dinner that includes haggis-in-a-can.” Karin thinks that’s fun. To watch.
Auntie Mame is one of Karin’s favorite movies, and it was pre-ordained when actress-of-a-certain-age Helen Baynor (Roller Coaster) needed a signature role, Mame would be it.