Stories Served News and Notes August 13, 2020

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  

Stories Served Events: 

*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 You will be emailed an access link the day before the program.


I am available for in-person and remote Zoom style book club meetings. Personally signed Hug Everyone You Know books are available for a reduced price. Click here!

Attention TEACHERS

I have several school writing workshops for grades 1-8. You can read about them HERE. Contact me to set up dates and request further details. 

Also stay tuned for my professional development on-line course Journal On! A Teacher’s Journaling Practice.   

That’s it!
Be well. Be Safe. Be Smart.
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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.



4 thoughts

  1. Hi Antoinette, A lot of thunder around here, too, lately. I really enjoy your opening paragraph. I feel as if I am there with you. Yes, freshness and morning music. 🙂You are very organized with a full agenda. All positive events. I really like how you have set up your website, Antoinette. A clean, fresh, easy to read appearance. Take care and stay well!

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