Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coming next summer! Confessions of the Sausage Queen

Pork Queen. Photo thanks to Gastronomica: Queen of All Things
First there was The P-Town Queen. Then came the Sausage Queen! I'm pleased, chuffed, overcome, and goofy happy to announce that my comedy, Confessions of the Sausage Queen, will be coming out with Champagne Books next July.

Mandy Minhouser figures that she’s already had her fifteen minutes of fame and excitement. The hype created by the picture that her husband Randy sent in to Girls! Girls! Girls!,  which featured Mandy wearing nothing but a garden hat, has finally died down. And life in the little town of Kassenburg  goes on as it ever has. Until Big Bill Ludowski, founder and owner of the town’s largest employer - Bill’s Big and Tasty Sausage- dies while he and Mandy’s grandmother Lila Rose were, as Mandy puts it, doing their best Adam and Eve imitation under the hydrangea bushes.  That Gran and Big Bill have had an affair that began around the same time as World War II is a secret that everyone in Kassenburg knows. But a new secret is about to be revealed. Big Bill has, in a DVD that only he, his lawyers and Mandy’s Gran know about,  bequeathed the sausage factory to Lila. And he’s posthumously  offered the job of CEO to Mandy, much to the consternation of his relatives.
            Mandy doesn’t know squat about the sausage biz and Bill’s grandson Hughes, the factory’s CFO, does everything in his power to discredit Mandy and close the Big and Tasty. But Mandy has the one thing that Hughes doesn’t-- family and friends willing to put themselves on the line to save the sausage people. With hope, faith and a whole lot of luck, Mandy and company manage to do just that.

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