Archive for July, 2013

Lyric coverMy fourth novel, Lyric, came out yesterday (Astraea Press: July 2013). It’s a contemporary romance set in Bronxville, NY.

Have you visited Bronxville? It’s a Westchester County English-style village 28 minutes by train from New York City, about one square-mile with 6,500 residents. Eminently walkable. Delightful. The Santa Barbara of the North East!

Lyric can be found on amazon.com as well as all those other ebook outlets. It’s about Lyric Chandler, a hedge fund marketer who loses her job but gains her soul when she finds a new position as a teaching assistant in the Bronxville Schools. It’s also about Dawes Van Dusen, a landscape architect, who grew up on an island in Maine. What can these two possibly have in common? There’s only one way to find out.

Lyric awaits your reading pleasure, and if it was pleasurable enough, please post a short review on either Amazon.com or Goodreads.com and I will be happy to send you a copy of your choice of any of my other books to thank you.

Warm summer reading regards,

What would I sip while contemplating this quote?

I would sip on something light to match my innermost goddess. Yes, darlings, I am lighter than air and I freely admit it.  What  can one expect from a writer born under the sign of Aquarius?

2012 Pomino Chardonnay from Marchesi de Frescobaldi would do nicely. I have never been a fan of Italian Chardonnays until discovering this one. Light, crisp, but not too dry and definitely un-oaked. A refreshing surprise from the Appenine uplands of Italy.  About $19 a bottle.


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Front cover Running from LoveWhat are you running from? Are you running from love?

Join George Bodarky on Cityscape this Saturday, July 6, 7:30-8 am for a discussion of Running from Love: A Story for Runners and Lovers on WFUV’s Cityscape radio show on WFUV 90.7 FM and wfuv.org. 

George Bodarky, host of Cityscape, will interview author Rozsa Gaston about running with the Van Cortlandt Track Club, running in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, and topics touched upon in her book Running from Love such as overcoming downhill running and relationship fears. Book Cover Preview 20_cropThe discussion should be of interest to runners in general and specifically to runners on track clubs who have thought about or experienced dating a fellow member of their club. Tune in to 90.7 FM, WFUV Fordham University’s alternative music  station and learn how to stop running from  love. I’ll be listening myself. Hope I learn something and I hope you do too.

Warmly, Rozsa

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyP.S. Who’s Alexander McCall Smith? A simply amazing writer and the author of The  No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, a fictitious tale of a female detective set in Botswana. I love this book!

What wine would you sip while contemplating this quote?  To cogitate on “At night we are all strangers to ourselves” would require a fine red wine, in my book.  Just as I’ve discovered this amazing author Alexander McCall Smith, whom perhaps everyone else already knows about, I want to introduce you to a fabulous new find in the red wine department, Bodega La Flor Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 from Mendoza Argentina.  Full-bodied yet fruity, this wine is not too heavy for summer sipping. Peppery hints, luscious dark fruited flavor. About $15 a bottle. Enjoy while reading The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency or Running from Love!

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