Wednesday, May 28, 2008


By Maggie Marr

I'm so excited to welcome Maggie Marr to the Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit! She's not only a sweetheart, but a hell of an entertaining writer. SECRETS OF THE HOLLYWOOD GIRLS CLUB is the sequel to her much-loved HOLLYWOOD GIRLS CLUB, and if you're looking for a fun read, you've just found it. In fact, if you have a book club and want a glam alternative to the usual fare, please give this one careful consideration. I think you'll love it.

Here's the press release summary:

Maggie Marr’s first novel, Hollywood Girls Club, introduced us to four fabulous Hollywood heavyweights and best friends - Jessica, Celeste, Lydia, and Mary Anne. Now, in SECRETS OF THE HOLLYWOOD GIRLS CLUB (Crown, April 15, 2008), these high-powered women take on a new challenge-the Hollywood rumor mill. Those who fell in love with Marr’s witty writing and fast-paced plot will be eager to dive into this sequel which delves even deeper into the glamorous, treacherous Hollywood lifestyle.

Although she is one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood, Celeste is wondering how long she can maintain her success. With age creeping up and body parts sagging down, how will she maintain her “It Girl” status? Mary Anne, recently back in LA after a breakup in London, is helping to write Lydia’s latest movie called The Sexual Being. Of course, her bigger challenge will be avoiding her old flame, Holden Humphrey, who happens to be starring in it

Lydia has recently started receiving mysterious notes that seem to be hinting toward a secret she’s kept buried for years. Not only that, Jessica, uber-agent to the stars and recent new mom, has just told Lydia that somebody has gotten their hands on a very compromising DVD that Celeste made with her ex-husband—how will she protect her friend (and the top earner for her production company)? Meanwhile, publicist Kiki Dee has gotten her hands on some of these secrets and is willing to do almost anything to keep her spot at the top of the Hollywood PR machine. Will the Hollywood Girls Club discover the source of the threats? Will Celeste give in to the Hollywood machine and undergo plastic surgery? Will Mary Anne and Holden find happiness with each other? And with so much going on, will Lydia’s latest movie ever be completed?

SECRETS OF THE HOLLYWOOD GIRLS CLUB is a spot-on insider’s look at an industry where those at the top of their game must do anything to keep from being brought down.

If you're wondering how Maggie has such an insider's take on Hollywood, check out her bio:

Maggie Marr is a writer and producer for Six Mile Ridge Productions and Dahooma Productions. She began her Hollywood career as a motion picture literary agent at ICM Talent Agency in Los Angeles, where she represented writers, directors, and actors. She worked with Owen Wilson, Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, and Reese Witherspoon, and was involved in big-name projects including The Rule of Four, He's Just Not That Into You, Charlie's Angels, Austin Powers, Meet The Parents, Wedding Crashers, and Something's Gotta Give. Prior to becoming an agent, Margaret was an attorney, having received her JD from Loyola University in Chicago. She recently completed the television pilot Daughters, and is currently developing a pilot with Mandeville Productions as well as producing two films for Dahooma that begin lensing this year.

Intimidated? I am! Still, this lawyer/agent/powerhouse was a good enough sport to play along with my little GCC-Does-Hollywood game, and agreed to list her dream cast for this book.

Celeste Solange starlet: Jessica Biehl (although she’s a little too young)

Mary Anne Meyers screenplay writer: Bridget Moynihan

Lydia Albright Studio Executive: Kirstie Alley or Jada Pinkett Smith

Jessica Caulfield Fox Producer: Carla Gugino

SECRETS OF THE HOLLYWOOD GIRLS CLUB is at bookstores everywhere. If you prefer to buy online, you can visit, or any cyber bookseller. For more information, visit Maggie's website at

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