Extended New Release Tour: Jacqui Murray’s NATURAL SELECTION

Ciao, amici! This year is off to a strong start, and this author would know all about strength. She writes about some of the strongest characters you can imagine, as well as some of the most inhospitable settings and dangerous plots. A character would have to be strong to survive, and a writer would have … Continue reading Extended New Release Tour: Jacqui Murray’s NATURAL SELECTION

Introducing Joan Hall’s Short Story Collection: MENAGERIE

Ciao, amici! You know how much I love to host authors (especially good friends). Well, we kicked off a string of wonderful guests yesterday, and today, we're still going strong. I'd like to welcome Joan Hall back to the blog. I'm sure many of you recognize her from her guest posts here as well as … Continue reading Introducing Joan Hall’s Short Story Collection: MENAGERIE

THE LAST DRIVE by John W. Howell #newrelease #supernatural #fiction

Ciao, amici! I'm so happy to host today's guest. He's funny; I'm not. (Well, I think I am, but my kids would argue otherwise.) He's retired; I would love to be. He's a gentleman and a scholar; I... used to teach, does that count? But we have a lot of things in common, too. We … Continue reading THE LAST DRIVE by John W. Howell #newrelease #supernatural #fiction

A #bookreview of Sue Coletta’s UNNATURAL MAYHEM #mystery

Ciao, amici! I know I usually do reviews on Tuesdays, but due to personal issues in December, I'm already behind. So, here's a special Thursday edition of my book review feature. With the fate of the Natural World at stake, can Shawnee and Mayhem stop trophy hunters before it’s too late?Explosive news of a crow … Continue reading A #bookreview of Sue Coletta’s UNNATURAL MAYHEM #mystery

Welcome 2023!

Ciao, amici! Felice Anno Nuovo! I am stunned that it's already 2023. I feel like it shouldn't even be the 2000s yet. But here we are---another year gone, another ahead of us. January is always weird for me. It's so full of promise, but it's also a glum time of year. I get winter doldrums, … Continue reading Welcome 2023!

Year in Review and Signing Off for 2022

Ciao, amici! It's been an incredible year, personally and professionally. Good and bad. Professionally I had three releases this year: Pour it On (second novella in the Keystone Couples series) Between the Vines (third novella in the Keystone Couples series) The Haunting of Chatham Hollow (co-written novel with Mae Clair) To those of you who … Continue reading Year in Review and Signing Off for 2022

Nana Mary’s Famous Taralli (Traditional Southern Italian Cookies)

Ciao, amici! First, an apology. I had planned to bake and share a different cookie this year, and I would have formatted my post the way I did last year, with a slideshow of step-by-step photos. But you know what they say about the best laid plans... My grandmother passed away on December 5. She … Continue reading Nana Mary’s Famous Taralli (Traditional Southern Italian Cookies)

My Second Annual Virtual Cookie Exchange is HERE!

Ciao, amici! It's finally here! My Second Annual Virtual Cookie Exchange is live today! Below you'll find the master list. Amy Reade: Molasses Cookies Carla Johnson-Hicks: Cranberry Orange Shortbread Carol Taylor: Fruit Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich D.L. Finn: Paleo Sugar Cookies Dorothy Grover-Read: Barb's Gram's Hungarian Christmas Cookies D. Wallace Peach: Keto Christmas Cookies Ellie … Continue reading My Second Annual Virtual Cookie Exchange is HERE!

Harmony Kent’s New Release, SORROWFUL SOUL

Ciao, amici! I'm so happy to welcome Harmony Kent back to my blog today. She's been writing a lot of poetry lately and has her third release in her Soul Poetry series. Today, my friend is here to discuss her latest, Sorrowful Soul. Harmony's poetry is eloquent, evocative, and powerful. She has the ability to … Continue reading Harmony Kent’s New Release, SORROWFUL SOUL

Thanksgiving Break

Ciao, amici! Buon Giorno del Ringraziamento! Or Felice Ringraziamento! In other words, Happy Feast of Thanks(giving) or Happy Thanksgiving. Italians (that is to say, the ones in Italy) don't celebrate Thanksgiving. And if they did, we'd have a 1 in 365 chance that it would be the day we do, which is pretty lousy odds. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Break