#HappyNewYear and a #NewRelease

Ciao, amici, y felice anno nuovo! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break, and if you celebrated any holidays, that you enjoyed them. Personally, I enjoyed my time with family, though I didn’t get to see as many of them as I would have liked. (I suspect the same is true for manyContinue reading “#HappyNewYear and a #NewRelease”

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Ciao, amici! As promised, one more post to round out this year. And what a year it was. We all had our struggles, some of us more than others, but I’d just like to focus on the good things. I’ll be offline until January, when I will do a 2020 recap and a look aheadContinue reading “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Season’s Readings: Christmas-Themed Stories

Ciao, amici! The year is winding down, and I haven’t even baked a single cookie yet. I’m so behind! That’s probably why I haven’t mentioned these offerings yet. If you haven’t read them and you’re not running behind (like I am), you might want to check them out. The good news is, they’re quick reads.Continue reading “Season’s Readings: Christmas-Themed Stories”

Happy Mother’s Day (and a little bit more) #mothersday #coffee #writerslife

Ciao, amici! This post will be short and I hope you think it’s sweet. I want to wish all the women out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Whether you’re a mom, step-mom, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, grandma, or friend, you are a nurturer, a caregiver, a put-others-before-yourself kind of person. And I honor you allContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day (and a little bit more) #mothersday #coffee #writerslife”

A Quick Irish Read for St. Patrick’s Day

Ciao, amici! I know… seeing an Italian greeting on an Irish post is just weird, right? Couldn’t help myself. That’s how I always greet my friends. Today, I should have said: Dia dhaoibh ar maidin. (It’s pronounced like this:¬†JEE-uh DEE-iv air MA-jin and means “good morning.”) Heck with it. Here’s a greeting that works forContinue reading “A Quick Irish Read for St. Patrick’s Day”

Celebrate Michelangelo’s Birthday with a Story

Ciao, amici! Today is a special day. March 6, 1475 was the birthday of none other than Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, a man so talented in so many things, he was known as il divino, or the divine one. The world has changed a lot in the 544 years since his birth, but theContinue reading “Celebrate Michelangelo’s Birthday with a Story”

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Today’s a mish-mash of sorts. You’ll see my featured image is of Dr. Seuss. Tomorrow is National Dr. Seuss Day. I’m a huge fan of his and always mark the occasion. Today I’ve chosen one of my favorite quotes from him. Actually, I usually only quote the middle, but this time I’ve includedContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”