Furiously Writing Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. It’s brisk here in my corner of the world. It is also noticeably dark since the equinox has evened out the day and night light. As autumn ushers in The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers, book two in the Becoming America’s Stories series will soon launch. I am in furious writing mode. Pour your coffee. Let’s catch up!

If we were having coffee together, I would shout out TADA! Here is the cover of The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers. Penny Weber did such a beautiful job. What do you think? 

The launch is scheduled for the last week of October. I am finishing up the edit approvals and getting the introduction, acknowledgement, and blurb pages done. I should also get a few book discussion topics in as well. 

If we were having coffee together, I would announce that there will be a LIVE book launch party. I will be at  Cool Beans Coffee Shop on November 13th from 1 to 3 pm, right next door to the West Sayville Post Office. If you are nearby, come in, browse, and buy brand new copies of my books. It is a lovely shop featuring fantastic coffee and bakery treats. Bring the kids! I will sign books and there will be a craft table. 

If your book club plans to read The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers, please email me to score book swag and special pricing! 

To prepare for the launch party, I am putting together a slide show starring my readers. If you read The Heart of Bakers and Artistsand/or Becoming America’s Food Stories, PLEASE take a picture of you with the book. Ebook pics are great, too. Does anyone have a music suggestion for the slide show? 

Stay tuned for more upcoming events and specials. 

If we were having coffee together, I would offer the link to put up a review of The Heart of Bakers and Artists and Becoming America’s Food Stories. Reviews help readers choose a great book. Help your friends discover the books you enjoyed by rating and/or writing quick book reviews. Here are Amazon’s links to  The Heart of Bakers and Artists and Becoming America’s Food Stories. Feel free to copy and paste your reviews in your Goodreads library. Thanks a bunch. 

If we were having coffee together, I would add that I was a guest blogger on Orange Blossom Publishing. I wrote The Long Haul of Writer’s Training. You can read it here. If you are interested in submitting a blog about your writer’s journey, check out Orange Blossom Publishing. 

That’s it, Everyone. Great BIG thanks go out to Natalie the Explorer who keeps the Weekend Coffee Share percolating.

Have a good week. Make it Funtastic!

Enjoy ❤️.   Like 👍.  Share 😊. 


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If you had purchased a paperback or ebook Daily Bread and/or Becoming America’s Food StoriesThank you!

Take a picture of you with Daily Bread and/or Becoming America’s Food Stories, and I’ll send you Reader’s Swag and add you to the Becoming America’s Stories Readers slideshow, coming soon! Kid pics are welcomed with parent or guardian permission. Don’t forget to leave a rating and quick comment on Amazon and/or Goodreads.


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.

15 thoughts

  1. What a fabulously fun cover. All the very best with the launch. I just sent manuscript no. 8 off for formatting (Nov 4 release) so can totally identify with the writing furiously thing.

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  2. Hi Antoinette,

    Bravo to both you and Penny for the great job on the new cover.
    Reaching out to book clubs is a great idea as your story would be fun to discuss in such a forum.

    I’m folding up my Sept. spent with covid and am so thankful for the mild ride I had as compared to so many.
    I’m almost afraid to say much about it because so many others have had a very different and worse experience with it. My manager at work gave me full choice of how to get past this bug and it was so mild that I did not miss any full days, but did have several where I worked only 2 of 8 hours. But he was great. As I told him I’m back to full time, he shared about a friend of his who contracted covid before me, spent a couple of months in the hospital, some of that in a coma, was just released and was told to expect over a year of difficult recovery.
    Yikes – so different from me.

    One of the last covid things I did was to create a short piece of fiction about it where I wove in some of what I learned about covid immunity. No preaching but I think it turned into an important story. Given how busy you are, I resist asking for your opinion, but if 10 minutes does open up, I think you might approve of how this story came together.

    Here’s the link, but no pressure. You’ve been so helpful to me that I’m still well in debt to you.

    Too Alone for Too Long

    Blessings and great luck in the live event. I’d love to visit it if I were on the right side of the country.

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    1. Thank you, Gary. I am so tiered you are recovering well. Be. Vigilant. I will try to get to your story next week. Its a bit crazy here and to add to the fun I am a beta reader to a friends’s, a writer i so admire, manuscriptt. Be good and take care.

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