May 15, 2011

I must confess that creating “The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt” was more guilty pleasure than painstaking labor.  What other project could I spend countless hours and dollars on eBay every day and tell my husband with a straight face that I was “working on my novel”?

I have started in on my next scrapbook novel, this one kept by a bride during her first year of marriage 1959-1960.  I like to think of it as a prequel to Mad Men.  Once again, my beleaguered mailman trudges to the front door with an armful of packages that won’t fit in the box. My favorite gets so far:  a 1959 Brides magazine, the Betty Crocker Bride’s Cookbook, a 1960 sex manual, View-Master slides, a set of bride and groom paper dolls…

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