there’s a (slight) chance 
i might be going to hell A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens and Big Trouble
available May 29 2007 v click to pre-order now at Amazon.
The first novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the IDIOT GIRLS ACTION-ADVENTURE CLUB--is a rollicking tale of small-town peculiarity, rampant pyromania, dark secrets and one extraordinary beauty pageant.
    When her husband is offered an assistant professorship at a small college, freelance writer Maye is only too happy to pack up and leave the relentless Phoenix heat for the lush green quietude of Spaulding, Washington.  While Maye loves the little town for its climate and its eccentric population, there is one thing she didn't anticipate: leaving her friends behind.  And when you're a childless thirty-something who works at home, making new friends can be a challenge of epic proportions.
    After a series of false starts (getting a little naked at a faculty party, joining a book club, and trying to hang tight with vegetarians) not only backfire but almost get her exiled from town, Maye realizes her best, and likely only, chance to connect with her new neighbors is to enter the annual Sewer Pipe Queen pageant--a kooky but dead-serious local tradition open to contestants of all ages and genders.  When she does (with the help of a deranged old crone and one-time beauty queen who's missing an eyebrow), she doesn't just make a splash—she uncovers a sinister mystery that has haunted the town for decades.