Paula Froelich, the long-time No. 2 on the New York Post's Page Six gossip column, just gave two weeks notice, a source says. She recently published a novel Mercury in Retrograde, and there's no word on what she's doing next.

Froelich joined the gossip column after a brief stint writing financial news for Dow Jones wires, and rose up to deputy editor of the page under Richard Johnson. She wouldn't talk when we called, and passed us on to Post flack Steven Rubenstein. We'll update when we hear back. In the meantime, feel free to any gossip you have.

Update: We got this not-very-revealing quote from Post editor Col Allan: "Paula's an excellent reporter. We enjoyed having her here and we wish her the best."