Happy Release Day, Mind Control!

Is it possible? Could it be? Yes, at long last, it’s finally here. Happy Release Day, Mind Control! As many of you know, the Medici Protectorate series is dear to me because of its connection to my grandfather and my heritage. But Mind Control specifically is important to me because, well, because of a few reasons.Continue reading “Happy Release Day, Mind Control!”

Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh

Visits home are few and far between. Most of the time is spent with family, but if I can squeeze in a trip to the city, I try to. Ride the incline, shop at the Strip, catch a game, cruise on the Clipper, visit a museum… The list is endless, really, when I sit downContinue reading “Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh”

Want to Visit Me?

Happy to announce that Angela Scavone is hosting me today at her site. She’s running a Romance Month for the month of February, spotlighting a different book and author every day. Today we discuss dream vacations and the Medici Protectorate series. Come along and visit! Also, don’t forget, my publisher is running a $0.99 sale.Continue reading “Want to Visit Me?”

First Friday Fiction Feature — Laci and Del: Romance Tailor Made

by Staci Troilo It’s the first Friday of the month. Time for another installment of short fiction. You can, at any time, find this work or any of the First Friday Fiction Features (#FFFF), by going to the My Work tab, clicking on Freebies, and selecting the story you wish to read. Hopefully you remember that 2014 isContinue reading “First Friday Fiction Feature — Laci and Del: Romance Tailor Made”

Do You Know Where You Come From?

If you’ve browsed my blog, website, or Facebook page, you know I’m from Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and you know what it’s famous for. If not (or if you’ve forgotten), I’ll tell you. Vandergrift is the first worker-owned, industrially-planned town in America. When founder George G. McMurtry acquired an iron and steel mill on 640 acres ofContinue reading “Do You Know Where You Come From?”

Grandma, Light Bulbs, and My Epiphany

It’s the new year. We’ve all been reflecting on 2013 and making resolutions for 2014. I look back on 2013 as an eventful one. It was a year of making new friends, losing dear loved ones, publishing my first novel, securing an agent, earning several writing awards at a writing conference, winning first place inContinue reading “Grandma, Light Bulbs, and My Epiphany”

Here We Come A Caroling… Sort of. Won’t You Come With Me?

I have a real honor today. I’m guest posting/visiting on a friend and fellow Tribe Writer’s blog talking all about family Christmas traditions. Won’t you join me on Joan Hall’s site (Joan Hall Writes) as we discuss Christmas and family? Hope to see you there!

Do You Embrace the Hyphens?

This has been a busy month. My book came out in print. I had modest success at a writing competition at a writer’s conference. My son turned sixteen. Got his official driver’s licence and went out on his own. He was inducted into National Honor’s Society. My daughter, as a freshman, qualified for the conferenceContinue reading “Do You Embrace the Hyphens?”

Do You Know What NIAHM Is? We’re Celebrating…

It has been (and is going to remain) a busy time for me. I had two different sets of visitors recently (my parents followed by my in-laws), I’m in the final stretch of my WIP, the print version of my first novel is about to be finished (the eBooks are already available), my daughter qualifiedContinue reading “Do You Know What NIAHM Is? We’re Celebrating…”

Four Ways a Family Game Can Help Improve Your Writing

Quite often I talk about family traditions in my blog. One that I don’t believe I covered yet is bocce. The word “bocce” is a pluralized form of the Italian word “boccia” which means “bowl,” so it’s probably not surprising that, in the United States, bocce is often referred to as lawn bowling. That makesContinue reading “Four Ways a Family Game Can Help Improve Your Writing”