Happy Halloween, Everyone. October slipped by from long summer-like days to a dark damp autumn season. A lot went on. Join me in recapping October.
The BIG announcement is The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers release into the world. The story picks up where The Heart of Bakers and Artists left off. It is 1911 in the Lower East Side tenement neighborhood, and our hero, Lily, has big dreams to sing out with her powerful voice, but must do EVERYTHING, since Mama fell into a deep depression, the baby is sick, and the “Black Hand” terrorizes the neighborhood, threatening her chance to sing at the New York Highlanders Fourth of July baseball game. You can order your book HERE.
I am offering a little Thank You gift to the first 50 readers. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment to let me know you made a purchase.
Hurry! This offer is almost full.
The Heart of Bakers and Artists won a GOLD place in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the Pre-Teen Historical Fiction category. The Moonbeam Award joins the 1st place Purple Dragonfly Book Award accolades.
Here are the links in case you missed any witty blog posting in October.
Several podcasts and local papers have interviewed me. They should aire and publish in November or soon after. Here are some media to keep an eye on. I will send out announcements when they are out in the world.
The Write Stuff #GuestDayTuesday with Marcia Meara
The Tuffish Show with Jennifer Milius
The Sayville Gazette
The Suffolk County News
Reading With Your Kids with Jed Doherty
Writers’ Dream with Linda Frank
The Walker Show with Walker Neer
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 SPOOKTACULAR
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I will sign books, on November 13th, while celebrating the publication of the three Becoming America’s Stories books: The Heart of Bakers and Artists, The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers, and Becoming America’s Food Stories at the Cool Beans Coffee Shoppe next to the West Sayville Post Office from 1 to 3 pm. It is a wonderful venue. There will be book swag, simple not-too-messy crafts, and delish coffees, teas and pastries. Come on in, bring the kids, say “hi”, sip a favorite coffee or tea, and buy a book.
Have you taken that picture of you reading one of the books or both?! Email it to me (email@example.com) so I can put it in the Readers’ Celebration slide show for the book signing!
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