Suzanne LaFetra

Up Up and Away

Raging Gracefully: smart women on life, love, and coming into your own

“Lucky earlybirds, you get to see the balloon inflate,” the driver says into the rearview mirror. I’m on vacation with my husband—just the two of us– for the first time in the four years since our kids were born. This weekend, there are no blocks to pick up, no carrots to chop, no garbage to take out.

I just got the advance copy of this new anthology, to be released next month. My story, Up Up and Away is about a balloning adventure and trying to revive a sputtering marriage. You can order a copy at