Pam Cunningham has alerted me that her former writing partner is now a world-famous novelist! (Is this not every copywriter's dream?!?!)
I would like to brag on Hillary Jordan, my former copywriting partner in Venice (Nissan and Eveready, late 80s and early 90s.)
She wrote her first novel, Mudbound, which is on the New York Times Extended Best Seller list for paperback, right behind John Grishom. She’s been traveling the world on her book tour this past year and has been featured in People Magazine, USA Today, NY Times, London Times, interviewed on NPR and on the UK’s Richard and Judy Show.
Barbara Kingsolver said of Mudbound, “This is storytelling at the height of its powers: the ache of wrongs not yet made right, the fierce attendance of history made as real as rain, as true as this minute. Hillary Jordan writes with the force of a Delta storm. Her characters walked straight out of 1940's Mississippi and into the part of my brain where sympathy and anger and love reside, leaving my heart racing. They are with me still.”
You can read more about Hillary and Mudbound at www.hillaryjordan.com. Check out her blog, www.hillaryjordan.com/blog to read about her adventures in the literary world and see a lovely photo of Hillary at the British Book Awards.