A Washed out Weekend

Good Morning Everyone. It is a nasty day on the south shore of Long Island. If the forecasters have it right, gale force winds, lots of rain and a blast of cold temps will blanket the weekend. I do have plenty to do inside, like the drudgery of cleaning bathrooms and mopping floors. I am presently stalling and writing the coffee share instead. Pour your coffee. Let’s catch up. 

If we were having coffee together, I would first wish my American friends a blessed Memorial Day. Thank you to all the servicemen and women who gave of themselves for our country. And heartfelt gratitude goes out to the families of these brave Americans who lost loved ones to the cause. 

If we were having coffee together, I would mention that this week’s mission was to weed, get flowers planted, and mulch. Most of the weeds are pulled and flowers tucked in the beds. Mulching will have to wait. Did I mention the washed out weekend ahead? 

If we were having coffee together, I would announce that Book 2’s manuscript is just about done. Beta readers are reading and editing will begin soon after. I am toying with titles and looking at cover design options. I also have a very rough outline running in my head for the final story in the series. 

If we were having coffee together, I would report that I am updating my email lists. I had sent out a mass email to My Everyone directing all who are interested to sign up for the monthly Stories Served Around The Table News to Nosh. This way, My Everyone can stay in the loop with blog recaps and writing updates. Unfortunately, most of the emails went to SPAM folders. If you did not receive the email, click this link to sign up.   

While speaking of sign-ups, I started a Facebook group called Becoming America’s Stories Book Launch Team. A Book Launch Team is a group of readers who want to be part of the story. Readers are an important piece to a writer’s journey. Book Launch Team members can join the Facebook Group, take a role in promotional activities and events, have access to advanced views of Book 2’s title and cover options, and the manuscript, be the first to post reviews, and show off the Becoming America’s Stories swag. If this sounds like a great reader’s adventure for you, join the Becoming America’s Stories Book Launch Team. I can’t wait to have you on the journey with me.

That’s about it. Great big thank you to Natalie the Explorer, the incredible host of Weekend Coffee Share.

 Be kind. Be safe.

Have a great week, Everyone. Make it funtastic.

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Daily Bread is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself
Hope you are hungry. Becoming America’s Food Stories recalls the tales that have been told around my family’s dinner table. The histories explain the motivations over bowls of macaroni, antics play out while slurping soup, and laughter echoes throughout the dining room. Pull up a seat. There’s always room.

“If you don’t cook with love, you have to get out of the kitchen.” Florence Messina

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.

13 thoughts

  1. First, I am LOVING your Becoming AMericas food book. I’m about 1/2 way done. So fun and I can’t wait to try a few recipes. I also started the Beta reading for your new book. Not far in but enjoying it.

    My aunt lives on Kelleys Island on Lake Erie off of the North Coast of Ohio and they got hit with a storm the other day that had a few people needing evacuating and roads closed for a few days. Yikes.

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    1. Thank you, Kirsten. Please let me know if you try any of the recipes. I hope your aunt is safe. My Mom’s basement flooded, but that is nothing new.


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