Kristin Gore's new book is Sammy's House, the follow-up to Sammy's Hill, which was a New York Times bestseller and is currently being adapted for the screen by Columbia Pictures.
From a Q & A with the author:
Q: When did you know that you wanted to write more about Sammy Joyce than the material in Sammy’s Hill? Did you have different goals for Sammy’s House than you did for Sammy’s Hill?Read the entire Q & A.
A: I never planned to write two Sammy books, but I enjoyed the character so much that I couldn’t help but keep writing her in my head, so it didn’t take long after finishing Sammy’s Hill to realize that I had a lot more of her to share. In Sammy’s House, she’s moved from Capitol Hill to a position in the new administration, so she gets to experience first-hand the excitement and insanity of working behind the scenes in the White House. I wanted to continue her comic adventures in this new setting while delving a little deeper into the political world she inhabits, and exploring more meaningfully the professional and personal challenges she must navigate to persevere. And of course I wanted to make people laugh along the way.