The Long-Awaited Launch Date Announcement (& An Invitation)

by gigigriffis

Well, you guys, I’ve done it.

I’ve officially written my second book—Italy: 100 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, and How to Fit In.

This coming month is all about polishing it up, making those final edits, and getting it ready to fly out of the nest and into the world on June 2, 2014.

Yep, that’s right, we’ve got an official launch date, ladies and gentlemen:

June 2nd, 2014.

(I know I originally said May, but, hey, books are unpredictable like that.)

For everyone who buys the book that first week it’s out, there will be a 25% discount (woo hoo!). AND, even better, everyone who buys the book through my website in June will be automatically be entered into a giveaway for a FREE NIGHT IN FLORENCE.

Yep. A free night in a beautiful Florence B&B.

If you’re not on the mailing list yet, you might want to join up now. (Not only will you be the first to know when the book is available and the giveaway kicks off, but you’ll also get a sweet little freebie.)

Finally, if you’re a blogger or a member of the press, I am interested in interviewing anywhere and everywhere in the coming months. Want to talk about local insights in the book? Done. Interested in dog travel and ESAs? I’m there. Looking for an interview on full-time travel, lady travel, solo travel, book writing, or freelancing around the world? Perfect.

Just let me know what I can do for you.

And finally, finally, I’d like to pause and say THANK YOU. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sending me all your Italian contacts over the past few months. Thank you for the encouragement (that means you, everyone who said “awesome, I’d buy that”). Thank you for the support.

T-minus one month.

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Ali May 1, 2014 - 5:25 am

Woo-hoo! Can’t wait to read it! Congrats on having a launch date!

gigigriffis May 1, 2014 - 5:52 am


William Bonnheim (Bill) May 1, 2014 - 6:22 am

What’s a “ESA”? Thanks. Enjoy your posts. Bill

gigigriffis May 1, 2014 - 8:19 am

Emotional Support Animal: The topic of one of my most popular (and controversial, apparently) posts.

Em May 1, 2014 - 7:56 am

Just in time! We’re off to Italy in 2 months! :D

gigigriffis May 1, 2014 - 8:19 am


Loulou in France May 1, 2014 - 10:09 am

Congratulations! :) I’ll look forward to reading it!

gigigriffis May 3, 2014 - 6:05 am

Thank you!

Todd May 3, 2014 - 6:52 am

I am a friend of your Dad i am very happy to read it to i am moving to italy nov 2015 to learn to speak the language do you know of any schools that are not in the cities and are in the mountains so i can ski? Eat and learn at the same time

gigigriffis May 3, 2014 - 6:56 am

Thanks! Where exactly do you want to go (Dolomites?)? I can ask about schools.


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