Stephanie Gangi 2017-09-07T04:49:26+00:00

Project Description

Stephanie Gangi lives and works in New York City. She was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, and raised her own kids in Tribeca, Rockland County and on the Upper West Side.

Gangi’s first publishing credit, many years ago, was a children’s book, Lumpy: A Baseball Fable, co-written with pitching great (and New York Met) Tug McGraw. She ghostwrote a tell-all about Liberace in 1984 but left the only copy in a taxicab. She has written jacket copy, pitch letters, business plans, speeches, mortgage checks, absence excuse notes, letters to editors, hundreds of poems, dozens of story starts, dating profiles, countless email, texts, sexts and random tweets. She once chalked a love note on the wall of a Paris alley in the rain.

Her poem, “Four,” was a 2014 award winner and appears in the anthology for The Hippocrates Society of Poetry and Medicine. The poem “Talking to My Dead Mother About Dogs” appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of the New Ohio Review.

The Next is her debut. She is working on her second novel.

about THE NEXT

Is there a right way to die?

Joanne DeAngelis is doing it all wrong. Consumed by betrayal, fueled by toxic lust and a broken heart, Jo finds herself alone in a darkness of her own making. Beloved daughters and devoted dog fade away. Ned McGowan, her much younger ex, looms in Joanna’s sights. Of course revenge is on the agenda.

After all, this is a ghost story.

Joanna hunts Ned and his new woman – one of the most glamorous in the world – across contemporary New York City, across social media, deep into the memories and desires they shared, to confront Ned, to hold Ned accountable, to – once and for all time – make Ned McGowan pay.

Meet this singular woman – funny, furious and almost-wise – with a smart mouth and a fierce determination to reconcile her life, even though she’s already dead. Joanna’s journey is an unflinching look at love and love lost, one’s own choices and their consequences, and the wisdom to know how to go when it’s time.

BookSparks is working in conjunction with St. Martin’s Press.