Friday, September 27, 2013


Big thanks to my wonderkid for taking these pics and creating a gif!

In case you're wondering that I'm doing in with all those markers and papers, I'll explain ...

You probably already know that Farewell, Dorothy Parker came out in hardcover a few months ago. But it's also coming out in trade paperback (with a brand new beautiful cover!) on December 3. I asked my publisher if there was any way I could sign every copy of the first printing, and the next thing I knew they shipped me cartons and cartons of unbound pages. (That stack you see represents only a small fraction of the pages I signed.)

I went through several dozen Sharpies, but I'm all done, and the books are currently being bound.

Note that EVERY COPY OF THE FIRST PRINTING IS A SIGNED BOOK. You can reserve one right now by ordering from any bookseller, including:

The publication date is December 3, which means you'll have it in time for the holidays. Also note that it's not a mass market paperback, but a collectible trade paperback edition.

Thanks! I hope you love it.

"Hooray for Ellen Meister! In a miracle of fine writing with Farewell, Dorothy Parker, a novel of infinite charm, she has brought the inimitable, witty and acerbic Dorothy Parker back to gin swilling life." —BookTrib            

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Several dozen Sharpies later ...

Ellen Meister signing pagesIt was one of those Be Careful What You Wish For moments.

When my publisher told me that FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER would be published in paperback in early December, I asked if there was any way I could sign each copy of the first printing, so that everyone who pre-ordered would be guaranteed to get an autographed book.

A few weeks later, the cartons started showing up at my door, and each one contained thousands and thousands of blank pages. My job was to sign every last one, then ship them back to the printer to be bound into the book.

Can you say writer's cramp?

But it's okay, because I'm all done, and the feeling is starting to return to my fingertips.

If you haven't yet read FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER, I hope you're eager to see what all the fuss is about. This book was a true labor of love—almost a lifetime in the making—and I'm excited to share it with you. I also hope you'll want to own an autographed copy. And if you're interested in giving it as a gift, rest assured it will arrive in time for the holidays.

To lock-in your autographed copy, please pre-order today. You are guaranteed to get a signed copy no matter where you order from, but please don't delay. Here are some links:

Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Books-A-Million • IndieBound • Walmart

New cover!
The paperback edition has a brand new beautiful cover and includes a readers' guide for book clubs!

Plus, this is not an ordinary mass market paperback, but a collectible trade paperback edition, beautifully printed. I hope you'll order yours today and ensure that you get a signed copy.

Thank you from the bottom of my blistered fingers!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Farewell, Dorothy Parker coming soon in paperback!

Big news on the horizon for the trade paperback edition of FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER, which hits stores on December 3. It's available for pre-order right now from your favorite booksellers, including:
Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Books-A-Million • IndieBound • Walmart