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Over the Moon with Gae Polisner!

Today I have award-winning author and fellow NY-er Gae Polisner on the blog to talk to us about what puts her OVER THE MOON. Check out her video below!


Giveaway: A paperback copy of THE MEMORY OF THINGS with signed bookmarks.   To win, comment below and answer the question: Who is the most memorable character from a book?

GAE POLISNER is the award-winning author of The Memory of Things, The Summer of Letting Go, and The Pull of Gravity. A family law attorney and mediator by trade, but a writer by calling, she lives on Long Island with her husband, two sons, and a suspiciously-fictional-looking small dog she swore she’d never own. When she’s not writing, she can be found in a pool, or better yet, in the open waters of the Long Island Sound where she swims upwards of two miles most days. She hopes one day soon to grow gills and morph into a mermaid.

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    20 Responses to Over the Moon with Gae Polisner!

    1. Peggy Dixon says:

      For me, it’s always different. Generally I remember children very well. I adore them and they stick with me. Then it would be the funniest person. Humor is so important.

      • Gae Polisner says:

        Thanks, Peggy! I agree about humor. I adore Geoff Herbach’s characters for this reason in YA. They always make me laugh, even when they’re breaking my heart.

    2. Lorelei says:

      Hi Gae, my name is of a mermaid, Lorelei, yet I prefer to stay out of the water most of the time, unless the water’s warm
      To name the most memorable character from A book, gosh that’s a tough one since I love so many. But let’s pick Jack Sheridan from the Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. He’s a great guy, husband, father and neighbor. Funny, helpful, kind, sexy too, and I love his standard line- “Is that a fact?” He’s been in all19+ books of the series. So, he’s one of the memorable ones. Thanks for the chance! Shared ❤️

      • Gae Polisner says:

        I need a mermaid name! And love that description of Jack! He does seem memorable! That’s a lot of books in a series to love him through. <3

        • Jeannie says:

          I agree with Lorelei. Jack Sheridan is one of my favorite romance heroes. He’s so damn honorable..what’s that saying? “Women want to marry him and men want to be him.”

    3. Shari says:

      Adam from Then Came You. Just finished, such a strong character. Loved how Mia brought out his points.

      • Gae Polisner says:

        Thanks, Shari!

        I don’t think there’s anything better from me as a writer than to hear how someone loves one of my characters. In THE MEMORY OF THINGS I’ve been getting that love for Uncle Matt most of all. I love reading the character love you all have. I bet a bunch of you are making some authors pretty happy today.

      • Jeannie says:

        MWAH! Thank you, Shari. xo

    4. denise says:

      Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice. She’s a strong character and develops a lot through the story: compassion, love, the price of judgment, the reward of forgiveness, redemption, how to protect another’s feelings, when to be outspoken, etc… She’s a feminist.

      • Gae Polisner says:

        Love that answer, Denise! I read P&P in college and totally didn’t relate, then read it again in my early 30’s and adored it. Now you make me want to reread it again.

        • Jeannie says:

          I’ve read Pride and Prejudice once a decade since high school. It changes as I age. The same with Middlemarch. I think as we grow older, and gain wisdom, books reveal new secrets.

      • Gae Polisner says:

        Another vote for P&P! Amazing how those great characters can stick with us.

        I often think of Owen Meany and Charles Wallace from A Wrinkle in Time.

    5. Nika Rhone says:

      Only picking one is HARD. But I think of the books I’ve read in the past few years, Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson stands out for me. She’s no superwoman, is, in fact, fairly ordinary (if you look past the changing into a coyote thing), but she has the tenacity and spirit of a warrior, a big heart, and a code of honor. She’s not perfect, makes mistakes, has regrets. To me, that’s a character I want to read about, book after book.

    6. Patty Blount says:

      Hi, Gae! *waves* We met at St. Joseph’s College last spring. Loved your video. But swimming in the winter? Not this girl!

      A truly memorable character for me is one of Katie McGarry’s. Noah Hutchins from Pushing The Limits. He’s a kid with a Bad Attitude. And when he lets down his masks and his armor…

      *lip quiver* I still cry. Every time.

      • Gae Polisner says:

        Hi, Patty!!! SO nice to see you here. I haven’t read that one! Now I need to!

        Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon! <3

    7. Eileen AW says:

      I enjoyed Robyn Carr’s Thunder Point series with wanderer Hank Cooper, Coop, who inherits a bait shop and cafe while in Virgin River (the last Virgin River book) and moves to Thunder Point where he ends up putting down roots.

    8. Gae Polisner says:

      Thanks, Eileen! I love that everyone is taking time to give me a little insight into the characters they love.

    9. Voule Walker says:

      Hi everyone! Thanks for commenting — Gae will be in touch with the winner of the giveaway soon!

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