May 4th, 2011 by Terra | Filed under Summer of Firsts and Lasts.

This week marked the release of my third novel, The Summer of Firsts and Lasts. This is a special book to me, in that it is about sisterhood, and first love, and summer camp: three things that are GREAT.

The cover is also, as you may have noticed, delicious.

So in preparation for the release, I embarked on 30 Days of Ice Cream, starting April 3rd. (Well, really it was the 2nd, but I was confused about the release date.)

The flavors I imbibed in were:

1. Cookie Dough
2. Lemon Sorbet
3. Mint chocolate chip (white not green)
4. Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch
5. Rocky Road AND Heavenly Hash!
6. Pineapple sherbet
7. Pistachio
8. Moosetracks
9. Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia
10. Fudge Ripple (mooshed into “soup”)
11. Margarita sorbet
12. Peanut Butter Cup
13. Chocolate Mocha Chip
14. Ben & Jerry’s Birthday Cake (notice a theme?)
15. Maple Ginger Snap Gelato
16. Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby
17. Chocolate Malteds
18. Lavender Honey ice cream from Cafe Alsace
19. Lime sherbet w/ tequila poured over the top (21+ of course)
20. Breyer’s vanilla bean w/ jellybeans
21. Homemade grape & rosemary sorbet
22. DQ Blizzard  (Butterfinger for me.)
23. Salted caramel from Morelli’s
24. Baskin Robbin’s Bubble Gum
25. Homemade strawberry
26. Cookies n’ Cream
27. Vanilla ice cream sundaes (w/ the works, duh!!)
28. Neopolitan
29. Hagen Daaz Coffee (w/ chocolate sauce)
30. Watermelon sorbet

There are of course a lot of flavors I skipped. Though I am a bit ice cream-ed out right now, I would love to hear your favorites.

Also there is this awesome giveaway that is going on right now that you should check out.

We will be partying at Little Shop of Stories on Friday May 6th at 7 PM. There will be a talent show, and ice cream (of course), and arts & crafts and even some camp games. I hope I will see you there.

But mainly, I hope you enjoy this new book!

Songs In My Head Upon Waking in the Last Week:

“Summer in the City,” by Lovin’ Spoonful
“Bridges,” by Tracy Chapman
“This Reel Life,” by Suzanne Vega
“Constant Craving,” by KD Lang
“Cold Feet,” by Tracy Chapman*
“Girlfriend,” by Paula Abdul
“Simply Irresistible,” by Robert Palmer

* clearly I was on a folk ladies kick this week.



  1. Stephen Kolar says:

    Baskin-Robbins used to sporadically offer a flavor dubbed Grape Ice. I can’t remember if it was more of an ice cream or a sherbert, but it was my favorite. You’d see it now and again in the 80′s, and possibly in the early 90′s, but I never saw it after that. Perhaps it is permanently retired. Do you have any recollections of such a flavor? When it disappeared, I resorted to getting B-R’s clown cones (available in different flavors, though I would usually pick orange sherbert). What’s better than ice cream in a sugar cone? The same, decorated with icing! These days it’s cherry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake, pumpkin pie, egg nog, and various coffee/mocha flavors. The plain jane winner is mint chocolate chip.

    I just found out about your new book tonight. I’ll be reading it soon! Congratulations on another published masterpiece!

  2. bustrofedon says:

    Dulce de leche!

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