Blog Tour: Guest Post – The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner

Welcome to Author Gae Polisner!


I live and write on Long Island with my two amazing boys, my handsome, smart husband who sings, and two very “enthusiastic” cockatiels, Taha and Bobo (who are screeching to me now to be included, way loud from the other room). When I’m not writing, I’m still a practicing family law attorney/mediator, and when I’m not doing that, I’m swimming, or reading in my hammock in the sun.

When I’m not writing. . .

Remember that old picture book, Caps for Sale? (if you don’t, run to your nearest library and go read it, okay?). When I’m not writing, my life feels a little like that. I wear a lot of caps and sometimes, I could really use a monkey to come steal a few away.
In addition to my writing cap, there’s my domestic cap: I’m a wife and a mother to two, funny, sweet, awesome teenage boys who have lots of places to go and people to see (and need me to get them there) as well as a lot of fun things for me to watch them do (baseball, basketball, and tennis, to name a few). Also, there’s the usual cooking and laundry and helping them study for tests or trying to entertain them and hang with them when they’re bored.
Then there’s my professional cap: In addition to my writing career, I’m still a practicing family law attorney, though my practice has been limited to mediation for the past decade. Since my boys were born, I had the lucky luxury to limit my practice to part-time, but now, coupled with my writing, some weeks it feels like full time. 😉
And then, there’s my bathing cap: I’m an avid swimmer, and get in the water pretty much 4 -5 days per week year round. And, last summer, I found my way into the world of Open Water Swimming, toeing late May into the frigid waters of the Long Island Sound (can you say 56? Yes, I wear a wetsuit). The open water is bliss for me so I do my best to ignore the fact that there are bunker fish and blue fish and jellyfish in there. By mid-summer, I was so hooked (er, no pun intended ) I swam my first 5K. Not fast, mind you, but I finished in some pretty harsh current conditions. This summer, I hope to do a five mile swim and maybe one day swim across to Connecticut. *dreams of glory*
If you want to see a short clip of me swimming (and yes I do get startled by the camera at the end), here’s a link: and if you want to read more about the connection between my writing and swimming and the water, you could click here:
And, then, of course, there’s my social networking cap. I have two blogs (one YA and one for my women’s fiction side – you can link to either one from my website at ) and I’m a facebook addict (my author page is here: and try to tweet a decent amount when I can.
So, that’s basically what I do when I’m not writing. Now, where’s that rascally monkey when I need him?

Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him.

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