Annie Summer

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Suburbia, Summer 1979  ·  Hi, I'm Annie. (The fictional character account of Annie Summer)
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It's been three years since we got to know Annie during her tumultuous summer of 1979. Three years since we first met her neighbor–a reclusive young veteran at war with his own past.  Now, the soldier is back in a prominent role in "The Last Letter." Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, "The Last Letter: A Novel" is a classic coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.

It's been three years since we got to know Annie during her tumultuous summer of 1979. Three years since we first met her neighbor–a reclusive young veteran at war with his own past. Now, the soldier is back in a prominent role in "The Last Letter." Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, "The Last Letter: A Novel" is a classic coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while a chronic illness threatens to tear her world apart.

he summer of 1979 should have been a magical time of panning for gold in the creek and catching fireflies in a jar. Instead, nothing is turning out the way 12 year old Annie expected: her best friend is away at camp, Connor Bartlett barely notices her anymore, and her parents and sister, trying to protect her from the reality of her grandmother's illness, only seem to further isolate her.  Desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a…

he summer of 1979 should have been a magical time of panning for gold in the creek and catching fireflies in a jar. Instead, nothing is turning out the way 12 year old Annie expected: her best friend is away at camp, Connor Bartlett barely notices her anymore, and her parents and sister, trying to protect her from the reality of her grandmother's illness, only seem to further isolate her. Desperate to find a sense of meaning in an ever-changing world, Annie turns to an unlikely confidant: a…

On the Blog: Author's Spotlight ~ Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella by Susan Pogorelski. Stop by and say hello to this amazing author and learn about her novella.

Yep, being a pre teen is difficult. And when you’re grandma is dying, it’s no fun. Especially if you don’t have your bestie around to help you through the ordeal. I love coming of age stories because it makes you grateful to be an adult.

Yep, being a pre teen is difficult.  And when you’re grandma is dying, it’s no fun.  Especially if you don’t have your bestie around to help you through the ordeal.  I love coming of age stories because it makes you grateful to be an adult.

Yep, being a pre teen is difficult. And when you’re grandma is dying, it’s no fun. Especially if you don’t have your bestie around to help you through the ordeal. I love coming of age stories because it makes you grateful to be an adult.

Susan Pogorzelski - "It was like adults had their own little world that we weren't allowed to be a part...". change, growing-up

Susan Pogorzelski - "It was like adults had their own little world that we weren't allowed to be a part. change, growing-up

Ava and Julie McCarson and I went to McDonalds after school today for fries.  C.B. and his friends were there, too, and somehow they ended up sitting with us.

In 1979 McDonald’s rolled out the U.’s first Happy Meal. It was circus-wagon-themed and came with the standard hamburger or cheeseburger option, as well as French fries, cookies, a soft drink and — of course — a toy. Upon opening their meal, kids go

WHERE WILL SUMMER LEAD YOU?  Today marks the official release of "Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella!"  Buy the paperback version from Amazon, get the digital edition from Smashwords, or order directly for a personalized, signed copy!  The book will be available on Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Kobo, and iTunes in the coming weeks. Check out the book's official website at http://www.goldinthedaysofsummer.com for more on availability, plus discover special site features surrounding Annie's…

WHERE WILL SUMMER LEAD YOU? Today marks the official release of "Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella!" Buy the paperback version from Amazon, get the digital edition from Smashwords, or order directly for a personalized, signed copy! The book will be available on Barnes and Noble, Kindle, Kobo, and iTunes in the coming weeks. Check out the book's official website at http://www.goldinthedaysofsummer.com for more on availability, plus discover special site features surrounding Annie's…

Visit www.susanpogorzelski.com to find out how to get your signed special edition copy of my book, "Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella," before the official release!

Visit www.susanpogorzelski.com to find out how to get your signed special edition copy of my book, "Gold in the Days of Summer: A Novella," before the official release!