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Weekend Coffee Share

#Weekend Coffee Share-June 9, 2018

Good Morning, Everyone. Coffee is ready. Come join me. The morning is filled with bird chatter. I mowed the lawn yesterday, so the yard looks like a carpet of dabbled green. My husband, Matt, finished up the flower planting, the roses are budding, and the foxgloves suddenly appeared. Color is returning. It is just in… Continue reading #Weekend Coffee Share-June 9, 2018

Book News & Events

Long Island 2 Day

I was honored to be invited and participate in the Long Island 2 Day Expo. The West Islip Fire House's hall buzzed with sponsors, walking teams, and fun swag for the walkers. I was given a table to display my book, Hug Everyone You Know, and share my story. Five dollars for each book sold was… Continue reading Long Island 2 Day

Weekend Coffee Share

#Weekend Coffee Share-June 2, 2018

Good Morning. I have neglected the Weekend Coffee Share for two weeks. I can claim that I am busy, but I am always busy. It is not an excuse to not write a Weekend Coffee Share or anything else. If we were having coffee together this morning, I would have to share an airport cup… Continue reading #Weekend Coffee Share-June 2, 2018

Book News & Events, Ramblings & Writing

Story Circle Network Star Blogger

That's me for the month of June! I am so honored to be part of this writers' tribe. And I get to put this beautiful badge on my side panel. Great big hugs and thank yous go out to Peggy Fountain and Jude Whelley for all the fine work they do in this organization.  … Continue reading Story Circle Network Star Blogger

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

A Prom Story Part One

Proms have evolved over the years. Decorating the school gymnasium has been replaced by booking a brave restaurant venue. A one-man DJ substitutes for the local band and limos and coach buses line up to transport the youths instead of a mom’s minivan.  A few things have not changed, though. There is always the excitement… Continue reading A Prom Story Part One

Book News & Events

Next Gen Indie Book Awards

Whoo-Hoo!       Hug Everyone You Know was named a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  My book placed in the Women's Issues (Non-Fiction).  NGIBA is the largest non-profit awards program for independent publishers. Whoo-Hoo!       Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer.… Continue reading Next Gen Indie Book Awards

Book News & Events

What’s Going On?

I have several upcoming events for Hug Everyone You Know. This is the fun part about promoting a book. I get to do a little traveling and meet new friends along the way. The Gaithersburg Book Festival comes up this weekend, May 19th. It is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the… Continue reading What’s Going On?

Weekend Coffee Share

#Weekend Coffee Share-May 12, 2018

  Good Morning, Everyone  If we were having coffee together, I’d report that it is pouring rain. I have to cancel an Arboretum stroll with my mom this morning.  We will catch up on Mother’s Day festivities tomorrow with my sisters’ and brother’s families. I am so happy that one of my daughters will be… Continue reading #Weekend Coffee Share-May 12, 2018

Ramblings & Writing

Fritzsche’s Bakery

Going to Fritzsche’s meant picking up rolls for sandwiches, cake for an occasion, and a cookie for the road. It was THE bakery in Sayville and, during my childhood, the only real bakery for miles around. Fritzsche’s was  located on Main Street, Sayville. The storefront windows were decorated with seasonal cakes and pastries to lure… Continue reading Fritzsche’s Bakery

Blogging A-Z April 2018 Challenge

Blogging A-Z Reflections

Blogging A-Z 2018 Challenge was my first blogging challenge. I was so pleased with myself when the twenty-sixth day arrived, and there were twenty-six posts! Usually, my attention span to daily tasks that do not impact anyone but myself tends to be short-lived. Therefore, diets and exercise routines easily fall away. This success was a big boost to… Continue reading Blogging A-Z Reflections