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
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
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
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?
Winter has taken a temporary break here on the south shore of Long Island. It feels down-right balmy at 37°. When the sun shines, I can write in the sunroom. Dare I hope that spring is on the horizon? I do dare to hold great hope that a cure for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is… Continue reading Get-n-Giving
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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
Another glowing review affirming the literary merits of Hug Everyone You Know (whew!). Thank you Kathleen Pooler for your time and care in reading,reviewing, and posting on Goodreads. "As a cancer survivor, I found Antoinette Truglio Martin’s memoir, Hug Everyone You Know, to be a heartfelt, honest account of the importance of a community of… Continue reading Another 5-Star Review
My first speaking event as an author and cancer survivor was yesterday for the Babes Against Breast Cancer (BABC) fund raiser at the Southward Ho Country Club (SHCC). Speaking is not my strong suit. I tend to stumble over words and easily lose thoughts along the way. Talking about cancer; the cancer I am straddled… Continue reading A Little Verklempt
Good news, everyone. My very first Goodreads giveaway begins this Friday, July 14th and will end on August 14. Enter to win a Hug Everyone You Know ARC (Advanced Reader Copy). You may be one of the first lucky readers before the book is officially launched! Good Luck!