Maria Semple is an Emmy Nominated television writer who has written some of TV’s most memorable shows including Beverly Hills, 90210, Mad About You, Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, Suddenly Susan and Ellen.  As if the writing talents weren’t already established in the Semple household, she is with George Meyer, one of the lead longtime writers of The Simpsons who is heavily credited with the show’s brilliant run.  Now Maria, fresh off her first novel “This One Is Mine”, has released one of the summer’s most critically acclaimed books “Where’d You Go Bernadette?”, which has everyone including the NY Times calling it the novel of the summer and firmly establishing Maria has one of the hottest writers in the country right now.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with incredibly brilliant and hilarious Emmy Nominated Maria Semple to talk about the autobiographical nature of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”, how she finally was able to get used to Seattle, what it is like living with another brilliant TV writer and if there conversations sound like a Sorkin script, the transition from Hollywood to Fiction, my Brooke Shields crush, and sooo much more.  Maria’s charm and enthusiasm for life and creativity shine through in the interview, and it is easy to see why she has become such a hot commodity in the fiction arena.  Enjoy Kade Nation!!