Predictions Come True: You Hear Me, Kaavya
And P.S.: Little, Brown wisely canceled Viswanathan's two-book deal. Have I mentioned Little, Brown gets big props for standing up in the face of blatant dishonesty? Okay, again: Little, Brown, I salute you.
But all of this got me thinking: If I could get a book deal solely based on stealing from authors I admire (I have to give a nod to the Dallas Morning News's idea to do this already), I would totally pick the following:
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (natch)
Rachel Gibson (thrown in for sassy flavor)
Michelle Rowen (love her! keep writing, girl)
Jennifer Weiner (natch)
Helen Fielding (natch)
Sophie Kinsella (idea already taken by Viswanathan)
Meg Cabot (thrown in for sassy flavor/idea already taken by Viswanathan)
I could go on. Have suggs? Put them in the comments section, and keep on writing your own stuff, darlings.