Autumn Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. Fall has officially arrived on the south shore of Long Island. Cool temperatures, low humidity and autumn colors abound! Pour your brew. Let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee together, I would say that Matt and I sail the Bella Vela on the Great South Bay on these beautiful autumn days. We spent a day and night at Davis Park where Matt caught a herring and I got my last full body immersion swim for the year. The only sad thing about autumn is that the days are short and we need to plan to get the boats out of the water and tucked in for the winter.

If we were having coffee together, I would continue the boat theme and report that the hunt for a family pontoon boat in Florida did not pan out. Aunts, uncles, cousins and my mom spend time together in Florida during the winter. Since my dad’s name came up on the condo’s boat basin list, we all thought to go in on a boat together, sharing the fun and honoring my dad’s spirit. Besides, the price of the boat slip was too good to pass up. My cousins, Gloria and George, and I went down as a re-cognizant team. After searching for a boat and the logistics in keeping a boat in Florida, we concluded that sharing the upkeep, hauling and storage far exceeded the bargain price of the boat slip. We decided that, at this time in our majority non-retired state, renting a boat for a day or two per visit was more economical and practical. 

If we were having coffee together, I would report that The Wishes of Sisters and Strangers Book 3 will be out in the world on November 7th. This is the final book in the Becoming America’s Stories series and it is  a holiday story. If you are interested in reading an Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC), you can download this link. All I ask in return is for an honest review. You can post on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and/or your Goodreads account on launch day. I will keep you in the loop as we get closer to November 7th. 

FYI eBook pre-orders are available NOW on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

If you want to catch up on Books 1 and 2, The Heart of Bakers and Artists and The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers, you can download an ePub version, FREE, to your electronic reader.

The Heart of Bakers and Artists 

The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers 

 Reviews would be appreciated.

If we were having coffee together, I would ask if any of you Indie Children’s Book Authors out there would like to be my guest blogger for What’s Your Writing Story? (#whatsyourwritingstory).

You can read all about it  here and the first one is here. eMail me (

That’s it! Time for a coffee refill. How was your week?

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

Have a good week, Everyone. Make it Funtastic!

Enjoy ❤️.   Like 👍.  Share 😊. 

Work for Peace

You have a voice

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.

11 thoughts

  1. Seasons are changing. Getting the boat out and stored must be a big job.

    Congrats on your next book coming out in November. That’s getting close. Are you participating in The Women in Publishing Summit in 2023, Antoinette?

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  2. What a glorious time to be out on the water.. Were you swimming from the boat? How awesome. Thank you for the links – I can’t wait to check them out. My TBR list gets longer and longer and that is a wonderful thing.

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    1. Actually, I swam off the ocean beach. No riptide and teh surf was light, so I did need a partner to go in with. 🙂


  3. Antoinette, Thank you for your weekend coffee share and the links to your books. I enjoyed reading about your sailing. The boats are stored, moved or covered up for the winter here, too. Have a great week ahead!

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  4. Hi, Antoinette – I was delighted to be an Advanced Reader for The Wishes of Sisters and Strangers. I absolutely loved it. I am sad that this is the last book in the series. I’ve greatly enjoyed following the characters as they grow and develop.

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    1. You are the gem, Donna. I am a bit sad to end it as well, but writing for middle grade is a tough audience. I’m looking forward to spending more time with blogs and writing picture books.

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