Finally, daylight is stretching out into the evening. Finally, the snow and icy slush have abated (knock on Finally, I have balled up my thick wool sweaters and stashed them on the far shelves. I am wearing my pink coat, light scarves, leggings, and Oxfords. Birds and buds are showing off. Floral-print dresses adorn store windows. Sandals sing to me.  There's a whiff of warmth in the air, a promise that it's on its way--my favorite season.


Like the character, Summer, in my novel TWO SUMMERS, I love summer. (how many "summers" can one fit in a sentence?). I don't even mind when it gets so hot you wish you had a portable fan on your head and you can't do much more than eat ice cream cones and Popsicles and lazily flip-flop over to the air conditioned haven of a movie theater. I love stretching out on a blanket in Central Park, armed with sunglasses (like my bright-orange-framed pair that I got on Cape Cod last summer), sunscreen (my preferred is Neutrogena, SPF 45), a container of fresh fruit (I like a mix of strawberries, blueberries, and sliced kiwi), and, of course, a BOOK. A juicy, engrossing, delicious book that transports you (this summer, among many other books, I'm excited to read ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld). I'll stay outside until it gets dark and the fireflies emerge. Can't think of anything much better.

And speaking of books--in exactly ONE month, right on the cusp of summer, my book TWO SUMMERS will be on bookstore shelves. April 26th! I'm excited and scared. It's been a few years since I had a new novel come out so I've forgotten how exhilarating and terrifying it feels, knowing that strangers will soon be reading your words.

If you wanna be like all the cool kids, preorder TWO SUMMERS today so it'll show up on your doorstep or on your e-reader come April 26th. AND come see me at the events I'll be doing in April/May to get your copy signed or just say hello. :) I'll be updating the events page as we get closer to pub date. I'm looking forward to meeting readers!

In the meantime, go ahead and get that iced coffee and pedicure and have fun dreaming of summertime...





Win things! Preorder! Win things! Preorder!

Hi all

TWO SUMMERS is now available for preorder at these fine retailers! To celebrate the occasion, I am having a contest that will enable YOU to win fabulous swag.

TWO SUMMERS is very much about the excitement and romance of summer travel. I am in possession of 2 gorgeous TWO SUMMERS travel bags (see photo!) They have prettiness on each side, and they're roomy and perfect for stashing toiletries, makeup, even a book!

I'm eager to send these bags out to lucky readers. So, here's what you can do to get them:

Preorder TWO SUMMERS (in either hardcover or ebook) and send me proof of purchase--such as a screenshot of the receipt--to aimee (at) aimeefriedmanbooks dot com, or DM me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. This will enter you in the raffle to win FIRST PRIZE: one gorgeous travel bag stuffed with delightful travel-type goodies.


Share news of this contest in some way--link to this post, RT on Twitter, mention on Instagram, share on Facebook, etc. Just be sure to tag me so I can see! This will enter you in the raffle to win SECOND PRIZE: one gorgeous travel bag! 

The contest will run from Wednesday,January 13th to Wednesday, January 20th. It is US only (my apologies to overseas readers!). Once the contest closes on the 20th, I will enter all the entries into a random drawing and I will alert the 2 winners no later than January 21st.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at any of the platforms listed above.

Thanks so much, and happy reading/traveling!