I am writing while thunder and flashes of lightning usher in the dawn. The storm will pass through soon leaving a fresh wash from the humidity (I hope). In the meantime the low rumble and steady patter of rain provide perfect morning music.
I just came home after a week at my favorite place—Davis Park, a Fire Island beach community. The beach is the place to revive and create memories with family and friends. Read about the origins of my beach obsessions in The Beach Loving Legacy of Nelly Truglio
*August 19th, 12:00 pm Rotary Club in Smithtown
I will be live (properly masked and distant) talking about Hug Everyone You Know and writing with perseverance.
*August 20th, 7 pm Sayville Library virtual presentation The Author’s Journey Towards Being Published.
I will be on a panel talking about Hug Everyone You Know along with Theresa Dodaro, author of The Tin Box Trilogy, and Valerie Nifora, author of I Asked the Wind. This program uses Zoom online. To sign up for this program, go to https://bit.ly/2DtbF88. You will be emailed an access link the day before the program.
Also stay tuned for my professional development on-line course Journal On! A Teacher’s Journaling Practice.
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Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.