some days…

January 19th, 2012

Some days, I have fantasies about returning to the Pacific Northwest and having lots of room and being near family. And then I see things like this: And I change my mind. I’m such a sun whore.

Winter/Spring 2013 Events Are Here!

December 17th, 2011

As promised, more dates!   I’ll be adding more dates in the fall for JUST ONE YEAR. NYC Tuesday, April 16th, 7 pm. NYC McNally Jackson Books: A Conversation With Me and Sarah Burnes.  An agent-author chat about the writing process, finding voice, the industry, etc. (This was originally scheduled to be with me and […]

armchair traveling

December 15th, 2011

Here’s what I’ve been looking at today instead of working on my book:   And this:   And a bit of this: You might call this procrastination. Or armchair traveling. Or daydreaming. But I happen to have a character who goes to Mexico. So I call it research. Work. Which means I’m actually working right […]

the curse of cakewalks

December 13th, 2011

I have been working on this book for six months. I though it was going to be easy. Never, ever think a book will be easy. It’s like thinking the guy you just met is going to be the one you marry. Inevitably, he will sleep with your best friend and steal your wallet. Anyhow, […]

the gantlet

December 12th, 2011

My blogging has become pathetic as of late. I will spare you the boring details as to why as they all boil down to the most boring and First World problem in the universe: lack of time. Even I am tired of hearing how busy I am. Shut me up, please. I have thought of […]

the other writer in the family

November 18th, 2011

There are lots of fucked-up things about living in New York City. Aside from the exorbitant costs and the weather (tho, hello, November, you’ve been soo pretty) and the 1 percent  and the double joy of the rising subway fares and cut service and the sudden ubiquitousness of the artisanal hotdog, and the snooty people, […]


November 6th, 2011

Ugh, that title—transitions—sounds so ominous, like I’m going to talk about death, or my new career as the owner of a chain of Baskin Robbins franchises (wait, that doesn’t sound so bad). Actually, I’m talking about transitions like moving out of our apartment, which I am, imminently, and into another apartment, in the hopes of […]

new books!!!

October 10th, 2011

So, in case you missed it, my new two books were revealed today on Publishers Weekly. JUST ONE DAY, followed by JUST ONE YEAR. Here’s a slightly more specific version  of the PW announcement. Can you fall in love in just one day? Can you become a new person? How about in just one year? […]

what IS team adam?

September 18th, 2011

I just explained this at the Brooklyn Book Festival—and thanks to The Book Muncher for prompting the question. But there have been questions about Team Adam. There is no love triangle in IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT, no one vying for Mia (unless you consider death the other suitor) or for Adam (well, […]

get your team adam on

September 16th, 2011

Want your TEAM ADAM button? Of course you do! Here’s how to get one. 1. Change your profile pic (Twitter, FB, etc.) to TEAM ADAM (use the image below) to show your love. 2. Email me your mailing address at info at gayleforman dot com. U.S. residents only. Sorry but my postage for the last […]