Karen Ross with Mother of the YearCongratulations to Karen Ross on the publication of Mother of the Year (Random House / Ebury Publishing).

Mother of the Year is an engaging comedy about a mother and daughter’s minefield relationship with real depth and heart.

Karen wanted to explore this relationship for very personal reasons: “My own mother died young.  So growing up, it has always fascinated me to observe the evolving relationships between my friends and their mothers.  I have friends whose mothers don’t know they smoke… don’t know they have been made redundant. . . are even unaware they are divorced…  I also have friends whose daughters don’t know their mothers are having affairs. . .”

Mother of the Year was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize last year.  The judge, Allison Pearson, called it “hilariously entertaining, this is a truly inspired story … a timely satire written with great comic flair and heart.”

For your own copy, or the perfect Mother’s Day present, click on the image below:

Mother of the Year by Karen RossLastly, Karen shares some advice for aspiring writers:

  1. Never be afraid to start a sentence with the word ‘And’
  2. Don’t worry if you were in the B group for English – getting published is a splendid revenge
  3. Enter The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2014