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Five Fridays of Festive Fun

How's that for holiday alliteration!    CLICK to follow the link I am embarking on my very own DIY giveaway campaign to boost holiday cheer and my email list. Join the fun! Sign up for Stories Served Around the Table Newsletter to enter the First  Five Fridays of Festive Fun Giveaway. Each Friday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (there are five),… Continue reading Five Fridays of Festive Fun

Books

Award Finalist

WOW! Hug Everyone You Know is an Award Finalist in the Non-Fiction: Narrative category of the 2017 Best Book Awards! WOW! The 2017 Best Book Awards brought in over 2,000 entries, one of the biggest years since starting the program in 2004.  I am humbled by the validation. Great big hugs and thank yous go… Continue reading Award Finalist

Family, Stories

The Bread Story

Grandma Mastropaolo was the eldest of five daughters—the only daughter who was born in a starving Sicilian village. In 1906, she and her mother traveled in steerage to meet her father on the other side of the world. Perhaps this gave her the authority to tell her mother’s tales and recount her stories as absolute.… Continue reading The Bread Story

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An Interview With Lisa Haselton

Lisa Haselton interviews authors and reviews newly released books on her blog, Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews. Great BIG hug-filled gratitude goes out to Lisa for making the interview process painless and productive for this newbie.  Click below to read on.     Buy your copy of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community,… Continue reading An Interview With Lisa Haselton

Books

It’s Here and Everywhere

It's Here! It's a Beautifully Published Book!  Hug Everyone You Know is now available everywhere books are sold. It's been a wild ride to publication. Hugs and kisses to She Writes Press's fearless leader, Brooke Warner, and my caring editor, Lauren Wise, as well as the many other creatives behind the scenes. Big fat bear hugs go to Caitlin… Continue reading It’s Here and Everywhere

Family, Food

Grandma’s Clam Chowder

My grandma was an excellent cook; not a fancy gourmet chef, but a home cook who could make simple ingredients into an epic meal. The stairwell to her second floor flat in Brooklyn heralded the warmth and goodness waiting behind her door. She enveloped each of her visitors with big arm hugs and kisses. Grandma's Sunday… Continue reading Grandma’s Clam Chowder

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Another GiveAway

Antoinette Truglio Martin

There is another Goodreads GiveAway! Sign up to win one of six personally signed advanced readers copies of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. These are the last of the batch. It starts September 15 and ends on September 25th.  Good Luck!

Click on the book to enter today!

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Books

Another GiveAway

There is another Goodreads GiveAway! Sign up to win one of six personally signed advanced readers copies of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. These are the last of the batch. It starts September 15 and ends on September 25th.  Good Luck! Click on the book to enter today!

Books, Writing

Read All About It

Be sure to get your copy of Suffolk County News, a local newspaper servicing the Oakdale to Bluepoint community. I was interviewed by Linda Leuzzi who had such nice things to say about my book, Hug Everyone You Know. Click the photo to check it out. In case anyone is counting, there are 33 more… Continue reading Read All About It