These are exciting times, friendly neighbors. We are on the brink of much magnificence. Only one month to go until City Love is out in the world on April 21! Only two days until the first day of spring on March 20! Only four days until the annual ginormous signing at Books of Wonder in Manhattan on March 22! I’ll be signing from 1:30 to 2:00. Please swing by and say hi this Sunday if you’re in the New York area.
You’ll be seeing a video very soon that will introduce you to the girls of City Love. This trilogy is told from the alternating perspectives of three girls: Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna. They are three very different girls who are placed in the same student housing apartment the summer before college begins. This is the summer after high school, that effervescent summer when you feel invigorated and free and alive in a way you never have before. Add that to a summer of living in the West Village, New York City wide open to you with its amazing energy and endless possibilities.
Oh yeah. This is the summer that will change their lives forever.
Until the intro video is released, I wanted to share some insight about each of my girls to get you ready for meeting them. I’m hoping you will adore them as much as I do.
Sadie Hall is the romantic dreamer. She believes in true love and knows that soul mates are real. Sadie is in love with New York City. She grew up here and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Sadie is always spreading the love with her warm fuzzies and random acts of kindness. She loves rooftop gardens, rainbow sprinkles, and surprises. Sadie is an eternal optimist, appreciates non-coincidences, and believes that everything is connected. And yes, this is the same Sadie from So Much Closer. I loved her so much I just had to bring her back!
Darcy Stewart is the exuberant adventurer. She’s from Santa Monica. This summer is all about having boy adventures with New York City as her playground. New York is her drug of choice. She is super generous and loves treating her friends. Darcy isn’t into planning. Life is a wild thing and she likes to go with the flow. Darcy is a street style enthusiast and believes that a killer wardrobe is essential. She loves the smell of old books, peanut butter cookies, and kitsch. Darcy is not fully human in the morning until she’s had her coffee. Don’t mess with her and you’ll be fine.
Rosanna Tranelli is the introspective idealist. She’s from Chicago, but has known for a long time that New York City is where she belongs. She has strong opinions and holds people to high moral standards. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world.” She is cynical but hopeful. She is a morning person. Rosanna loves birds, lime popsicles, and bike riding. Rosanna misses her super soft lavender blanket she’s had since she was little. She couldn’t afford to ship it to her new place. New York is astonishingly expensive, but Rosanna is determined to make it here.
I am so freaking excited for City Love to come out to share these girls’ lives with you! They each have part of me in them. Hopefully you will recognize part of yourself in them, too ❤