For the millions of fans who follow Gossip Girl on the CW network (or track the movements of its hot young stars), things are just heating up. But for the woman who created Blair, Serena and their fellow students at Constance Billard School for Girls, it’s time to pay one last visit to the phenomenally popular characters as they go their separate ways in life. The author of the Gossip Girl series of young-adult novels will soon be publishing her first “grownup” fiction, the highly anticipated Cum Laude — but not before reuniting the GG gang in the brand new book I Will Always Love You.

Today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit has an exclusive interview with Cecily von Ziegesar as she makes the transition from top-selling writer of series works for teens to the new territory represented by her latest projects. Von Ziegesar comes to Avenue/ Le Club in Long Branch this Saturday afternoon, for a signing appearance presented by NovelTeas, the producer of author events whose founder Kim Widener will soon be opening a tea shop/ bookstore/ performance venue on the Left Bank of Red Bank.

It’s all here, with more pulse-pounding picks to come for the weekend ahead, in the only local arts ‘n entertainment site that penetrates the dust jacket — Red Bank oRBit.