The Universal Law of More Than One Celebrity In A Family…And Chick Lit

Paris & Nicky Hilton

Let’s begin with an analogy.  Gemma Townley is to Sophie Kinsella as Nicky Hilton is to Paris.  Got it?  Both Hilton sisters are attractive, thin and rich.  Both are talented at self-promotion, designing things and being famous for er–being famous.  Point is, one sister’s star shines brighter than the other.

Gemma Townley is a British Chick Lit writer and the lesser known sister of Sophie Kinsella (aka known as Madeline Wickham) of Shopaholic fame.  While Sophie has strong face and name recognition many fans of chick lit barely know who Gemma Townley is, and that is despite the fact that she’s had seven novels published. Continue reading