Author Maria Semple left LA several years ago and moved to Seattle. And that's where her latest novel, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?," unfolds.
Semple, a former comedy writer for "Arrested Development" and "Suddenly Susan," writes about Bernadette Fox, a stay-at-home mom who detests the helicopter parents at her daughter's progressive private school.
Fox's husband is a senior level manager at Microsoft who's famous for giving the 4th most watched TED talk of all time. Their daughter, Bee, is a precocious 8th grader who's convinced her parents to take a family trip to Antarctica. The drama that unfolds next is told is through a series of emails, police reports and memos to from and about Bernadette.
Maria Semple, author and former comedy writer