Roses in Entertainment Weekly

Which would blow your mind more? That your mom’s book and her name got a little mention in Entertainment Weekly‘s “Summer Guide” double issue:




OR, that Sacha Baron Cohen was the voice of King Julien the ring-tailed lemur in the Madagascar movies?

I got a nice surprise yesterday when my EW came in the mail and I saw my book mentioned. Yay! I immediately showed the issue to my kids. The two younger ones were gratifyingly excited. “Oh boy! Mom’s in a magazine!” they shouted.

Eldest said, “I want proof!” and had to make sure my name was actually in there and I wasn’t totally making it up  and finally granted me a, “Cool.”

Later, she stopped me and Cadillac in the kitchen. “You’ll never believe this!” she said. She told us that her friend told her that Sacha Baron Cohen was the voice of King Julien in the Madagascar movies. “I was like, AHHHH!” she said, and slapped her cheeks in a Home Alone stance. Widened her eyes. Almost lost her mind. “Can you BELIEVE IT?! Sacha Baron Cohen is King Julien! I can’t believe it.”

Sacha Baron Cohen, stealing my thunder.


Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

3 thoughts on “Roses in Entertainment Weekly

  1. Yeah! How exciting. My kids would have reacted the same way. Mom is just, well, mom.
    I look forward to reading Roses when the dust settles here.
    I’m so impressed with EW. I’m still striving for the local newspaper!
    Blessings, Barb

  2. Will be in the States in August so right on time to get your new book: can’t wait!!!!

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