Q. Will there be a sequel to After Kelly?

Yes!! b*girls was always intended as the first book of a trilogy [the b*girls upanishads -- pretentious much??]. Books ii and iii were vaguely plotted in 1995 and we're ostensibly hard at work on the full versions. An overview of the trilogy:

b*girls i; after kelly
published January 2001
This is the book we've been publishing online since 1995 (originally called buffalo girls). It focuses on two of life's greatest pleasures - friendship and belittling others.

b*girls ii; fatigue becomes joy
to be published January 2007
Takes place during the first semester of senior year; Lauren "Little Miss Perfect" Bancroft begins to flip out while Andrea and Corey explore the possibility of two pathologically self-involved goths registering each other's existence long enough to pull off a relationship.

b*girls iii; the last albatross
to be published January 2009
This'll happen during the final semester of the gal's senior year, plus the requisite chick-flick old-lady-reunion epiloque; Dina and Lauren's friendship finds a resolution, Yoshi reveals a big secret. Andrea says something clever.

Q. What media attention has After Kelly attracted?

Check out the jitterbug fantasia press room for info on our television, newspaper, and magazine coverage.

Q. What about the rumors of an After Kelly movie?

Every once in awhile someone will contact us about making a movie, but we've learned to take it with a grain of salt. (We do think a b*girls movie would rock!!)

Q. Did After Kelly originally have a different title?

After Kelly was originally called Buffalo Girls. We changed the name because after first publishing it electronically, we discovered:
  • Buffalo Gals; Women of the Old West, by Brandon Marie Miller
  • Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry
  • Buffalo Girls, by McCarthy Bobette
  • Buffalo Gals : And Other Animal Presences, by Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Chodos-Irvine
  • Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight, by Ursula K. Le Guin, Susan Seddon Boulet
  • Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight), traditional song popularized by Jimmy Stewart in the 1946 movie It's a Wonderful Life (Also known as "Lubly Fan")
  • Buffalo Girls the 1995 TV movie, starring Anjelica Huston as Calamity Jane (based on the McMurty novel)
Kristen considers it "highly likely" she got the idea from the Jimmy Stewart movie, especially seeing as Stewart's daughter in the film is named Zuzu, and Kristen is working on a digital comic called Zuzu & Bear. Buffalo Creek is losely modelled on Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. But "beaver girls" sounded just a bit too...



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