Elle Martin has it all. Handsome and successful husband. Check. Daughter and son attending exclusive private high school. Check. Privilege, status, and wealth. Check, check, check. But there is more to Elle's story. Already struggling to keep up appearances in a social set full of pretension and ultra-competitiveness, Elle's facade of perfection is threatened when her husband makes an announcement that will force her to confront a dark past she has successfully hidden for years. What will happen when long-buried secrets are unearthed and haunting new revelations are discovered? Will Elle be able to find the happy ending she so desperately seeks? Toggling between the early nineties and the present day, Panties Are Underrated captures the Gen X experience from latchkey kid to helicopter parent with keen insight and precision. A page turner full of surprising twists, it is a must read for anyone who has struggled to reconcile the chasm between the person they once were, the person they have become, and the person they long to be.
Gayle Erickson is a Colorado native and graduate of Colorado College. After graduation, she taught English in Tokyo, Japan. Upon returning to the United States, Gayle worked in the software industry and nonprofit sector. She and her husband live in suburban Denver with their twin teenagers and two dogs. Grannie Panties Are UnderRated is her debut novel.