E.L. James, bestselling author of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, is making a public appearance on Long Island on the eve of the publication of her eagerly anticipated book "Grey," Newsday's Beth Whitehouse reports. James will be at the Garden City Hotel on June 17 at a $100-per-ticket event. The book will be for sale during her appearance. Tickets are limited to the first 350 people to respond to event organizer Divalysscious Moms at RSVP@Divamoms.com. James surprised fans by announcing the publication of "Grey" earlier this month. The book tells the sadomasochistic love story from protagonist Christian Grey's point of view.