Roberta Grimes is a business attorney and afterlife expert. She began her career as a novelist with Almost Perfect (Berkley 1992) and My Thomas (Doubleday 1993 BOMC QPB) before work and family intervened. Now her family is grown and her career is winding down, so she has reclaimed and reissued both novels. My Thomas is a well-researched recreation of Martha Jefferson’s journal. It is now back in print without changes beyond the removal of some quaint Elizabethan words that Doubleday had wanted used. On the other hand, even the title of Almost Perfect had been Berkley’s choice, so Roberta has had the joy of rewriting a novel that she hadn’t seen in twenty years. Rich and Famous is a tale from a recent, simpler and more hopeful time when any American who was willing to work hard and take risks might enjoy unlimited success.
Roberta blogs and answers questions at robertagrimes.com.