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!
Huh? What is a Hug Pack-Kit? A Hug Pack-Kit is a swag-bag for my Hug Everyone You Know valued fans to share with their ten best friends. Each kit contains a promotional pin and ten self-addressed-stamped-envelopes stuffed with a friendly letter, a Hug Everyone You Know postcard, bookmark, page hugger, and my business card. The material… Continue reading Hug Pack-Kits Are Here!
My first 5-Star review came in from Readers' Favorite . Readers' Favorite is a fastest growing book review and award contest site. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the… Continue reading A 5-Star Review