After having 2 kids 20 months apart in my late 30’s and taking both my kids to a tony preschool on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside, filled with heiresses and old-money types, I knew I had a novel in me.


Inspired by true events, but highly fictionalized, The Playgroup is that story. It chronicles ex-comic and recovering bulimic Ellie Fuller’s foray into the world of rich mommies with nannies, country homes, and live-in staff.

 "The author’s comedic background comes shining through. The writing is funny. Ellie’s lines are delivered perfectly!” - Library Journal

“Spencer deftly chronicles a study of attraction, lies, and self-destruction…” - Publisher’s Weekly  

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