Thursday, May 9, 2013

Day Last, Second Anniversary Celebration

upside down me.

So this is it. The last day of my hmmtyeth days of celebrating my first two years in print.

Two years ago tomorrow, THE PULL OF GRAVITY was released.

Mary Engelbreit once said, "Time flies whether you are having fun or not."

Though this writing/publishing gig is certainly hard, and can be a heartbreaker at times, I am having fun. I really am living one of my dreams.

Of course, another dream is to return to Italy (where I honeymooned), cruise around Cinque Terre

i once cruised around this on a glorious day...

and then stay in the Hotel San Pietro in Positano (which I still cannot afford).

The hotel is down there in that rock.

But, I digress.

These past two years have really been a dream come true.

me, two years ago, on May 10, 2011
at the famous Strand bookstore NYC
(my book is above my head),
I truly treasure every reader, every reviewer, every blogger, every librarian, and especially every teacher who has thought highly enough of my book and story to bring it into their classroom.

And I'm grateful for the people who helped bring the book to life, from the extraordinary Frances Foster and Susan Dobinick, to the copy editors and cover artists, to Becky Terhune on the hardcover, to Lauren Burniac and graphic artist Ashley Halsey who helped bring that eye-poppy paperback cover to shelves!

And to my pal, Rick Kopstein who, for the price of a diner meal, always makes me look good in my author photos, not always the easiest feat.

I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my grateful heart.

- gae

p.s. tomorrow, I will draw a random name from the comments to this series using a highly scientific method and will send someone a signed Advance Review Copy of The Summer of Letting Go when they're available in October. So, today is the last day to comment and enter. US residents only. So sorry. But shipping is prohibitive. :)



  1. OK Tried to resist but CANNOT DO SO!!! I am so excited to read this book I am about to BURST!!!!!

  2. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary, and I can't wait to read your new book! So you should pick me. ;)

  3. Congratulations, Gae! I don't remember the original title for TSOLG (The Jetty? Frankie Sky? Godzilla Eats Long Island?) but I love the new title. All the Best!

  4. Hah, Charlie. I like the Godzilla title! It's Frankie Sky that is now THE SUMMER OF LETTING GO. I love it too. Glad you do. <3

  5. Super excited to read your new book! Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! :)

  6. Happy bookiversary! It would be lovely if you could do book signings in Italy and expense all of the things on your list :-)

  7. So glad to hear you are, Meg... will enter you in the drawing. :)

    Greysma, thank you. Yes, I will have to arrange for that. Can someone get my book published in Italy?!

  8. Yay! Congratulations! Now pick me!!! I can't wait to read The Summer of Letting Go! I'm crossing my fingers...and my toes.

  9. That's awesome news! I hope your highly scientific method picks me! :)