News to Nosh -a Writer’s Journey Newsletter

April 2022

How ya’ doin’?

Color is slowly seeping its way in on the south shore of Long Island. Lots happening in my writer’s world. Come on in.

March Recap

It was a busy March. Although the Women in Publishing Summit took four packed days, I am still reviewing and going through the video presentations. I continue to come away with inspiration and a better understanding of the publishing world’s workings. Best of all, the network of fellow writers keeps my calendar full of Zoom writing sprints and Q and A sessions. 

I took part in the Middle Grade March celebration where every day, a middle grade book was featured, shared, and promoted. The Heart of Bakers and Artist was displayed on March 7th. It was a terrific group to meet and support. 

I also had a great time on the Long Island Children’s Book Writer’ and Illustrators panel at St. Rose of Lima School. This was a wonderful LIVE event where authors could meet our young readers. I also met English and Reading teachers at the Long Island Language Arts Conference. 

Events are opening up! Good news for everyone. 

Catching Up

In case you missed any of March’s blog posts, here they are:

Master Cooking Class #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge

We’re Back

Theme Reveal

Page Hugger Paper Craft

The Crystal Beads, Lalka’s Journey

The Kindness Machine Launches

Title Reveal (almost)

One More Day

A is for Address

B is for Birthdays

Writerly News

Title Reveal

The survey results are in. Thank you to all the readers who took part in the Title Reveal survey.

The title of the third book in the Becoming America’s Stories series had to have a similar sound and look to the other titles; The Heart of Bakers and Artists and The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers. It is a holiday story during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations in the Lower East Side of New York City, 1911. 

There were several other title suggestions. I appreciated everyone’s creative process and thoughts. 

The survey revealed that 66.7% of the readers voted for …

The Wishes of Sisters and Strangers

The next step is the cover design.

   Oh! And finishing the manuscript.

Stay Tuned!

If it is April, then the April AtoZ Blog Challenge is on!

The 2022 AtoZ is my forth year challenge. Everyday, except Sundays, Stories Served Around The Table website will feature a new AtoZ blog.

My theme this year is Grand Prompts to Ask your Grands. I will post a conversation starter/journal prompt to ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, older neighbors, co-workers, yourself…you get the idea. The questions are meant to forge connections between and within generations and inspire storytelling and journaling. 

I hope you will join me. You can find Grand Prompts To Ask Your Grands here. Share your memories and thoughts.  

Upcoming Events

April 11th Author-Illustrator Night Middle Country Schools, NY

April 28th Girl Scout Service Troop  Sayville, NY

May 18th Author-Illustrator Night Hampton Bays, NY

May 21st NYS Library Association SSL Verona, NY

If you are a teacher, librarian, or PTO chairperson searching for engaging and fun Meet the Author programs, PLEASE email me at storiesserved@antoinettetrugliomartin

That’s it, Everyone. 

Tell me how your March panned out. What’s happening in April? 

Enjoy ❤️.   Like 👍.  Share 😊. 

Pray for Peace

Schedule your Book Club Events and School Author Visits. Available in LIVE and Virtual platforms!

Download FREE Curriculum Connections

If you had purchased a paperback or ebook The Heart of Bakers and Artists, The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers and/or Becoming America’s Food StoriesThank you!

Help your fellow book club friends and bibliophiles find a great read by leaving a review on Amazon and in your Goodreads account. Here are the helpful links:

The Heart of Bakers and Artists

The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers

Becoming America’s Food Stories

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.
The Heart of Bakers and Artists 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
The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers picks up where The Heart of Bakers and Artists left off.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.
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.

12 thoughts

  1. Great stuff from your corner of the country. Congrats on the title. It invites one to open the book.

    I finished up my review for Shari. That was 27 chapters of story with plenty to comment on and think about. but I’m still working and still finding time to create shorter pieces. The 99-word challenges still keep me busy but I’m loving them and the readership they attract. When alls going well, I cant produce and post 1 in about 3-4 hours and less if there’s minimal research. I know it’s only one view – but my feedback remains all positive. Very few readers like giving negative criticism so I try to keep on polishing and trying to make each one better.

    Bottom line: I’m still loving writing.

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    1. You are a m amazing commentaor. I do like how your 99 words are coming along, I see a lot of growth and polish. Most importantly it brings you joy.
      Thanks for reading

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  2. Congrats on all your work! And good luck with the A-Z challenge. I almost signed up this year. Had a theme and everything. Then I got real about my time commitments and decided to skip it. Maybe next year.


  3. Love the title of Wishes of Sisters and Strangers… I’m slowly making my way through your first book. Just not enough time to read, especially this month, but I try to routinely read a few chapter every night, as I’m listening to Arne and Carlos from Norway chat on knitting. I just love Lily!

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