News to Nosh

May 2022 Newsletter

Spring is springing up here on the south shore of Long Island. My husband, Matt, and I are gearing up for yard and garden projects and prepping the boats for launch. Take a seat, pour your favorite libation, and eat something while I catch you up on the News to Nosh. 

April Recap

GREAT BIG thank yous go out to Jan Mauck and her Girl Scout Cadet Troop 396. They invited me to join them and their neighboring troops to a Met The Author event. We had a great Q&A and fun craft.

It is never too early to think about a summer reading list for young independent readers. I joined Vesta Giles and ten other middle grade authors in compiling an inventory of books. There are selections for those who enjoy action, adventure, sci-fi, baking, and, of course, historical fiction. Take a look. Sign up for the newsletters to stay informed on the authors’ book journeys.

I completed the April 2022 Blogging A to Z Challenge. This was my fourth round. Each day I posted a Grand Prompt to Ask Your Grand and a short response. It was an excellent exercise (admittedly stressful), met several interesting bloggers, and now have more project ideas swirling in my head.

Writerly News

 I am deep into editing The Wishes of Sisters and Strangers, Book 3 in the Becoming America’s Stories series. Penny Weber, illustrator extraordinaire, is working on the cover design. I will need beta readers by June-ish. Beta readers review finished manuscripts before they’re published, providing the author with feedback from the reader’s point of view. Interested? Please email me at my new email address: atmartin@stories-served.com.

What? A new email address? Why?

I am slowly understanding and implementing the business of being a writer. One gigantic piece was buying a domain name and establishing an authenticated email address. An address should keep my emails from getting lost in Promotion and Spam folders.  

atmartin@stories-served.com

Please make a note and add me to your contact list.

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

April 2022 Blogging A to Z

Catch Up Coffee Share

Chowda’ and Sweet Treats Cook Off

Silly Picture Books With Purpose

Upcoming Events

May 1st  Lindenhurst SpringFest  Wellwood Ave 12-5 pm
May 18th Author-Illustrator Night Hampton Bays, NY
May 21st NYS Library Association SSL Verona, NY
May 29th Riverhead Mosaic Street Festival Riverhead NY
If you are a teacher, librarian, or PTO chairperson searching for engaging and fun Meet the Author programs, PLEASE email me at atmartin@stories-served.com

Stay Tuned

REALLY BIG Announcements are coming your way! 

That’s it, Everyone.

Have a good week. Make it Funtastic!

Great BIG Thanks and appreciation go out to Natalie the Explorer who keeps the Weekend Coffee Share percolating.

Enjoy ❤️.   Like 👍.  Share 😊. 

Pray for peace. 


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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!

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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.

5 thoughts

  1. How exciting to be in the final editing process of your latest book. Can’t wait to see the cover chosen. Congratulations on the finish of A to Z but more so on completing your dream of publishing your stories in book form!

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  2. Antoinette, Congratulations on your writing achievements and book events! You’re so good at getting out there and engaging with readers and the community. Thank you for sharing your news with us at #weekendcoffeeshare.

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