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    Buried Secrets Makes a Book Club Visit!

    Imagine this:  Six very close friends. Delicious food. Laughter. Intriguing conversation.  And wine.  I’m describing a monthly book club called Between the Wines, and I had the honor and pleasure of being their guest author! As soon as I entered the host’s lovely home, I smelled the aromas of delicious Italian cooking, and in the kitchen stood six women talking, sipping wine, and snacking on hors d’oeuvres. At the center of the kitchen island were serving dishes with Chicken Parmesan and homemade marinara and Vegetable Lasagna, two meals mentioned in my first book, Buried Secrets. A wooden plaque stood at the center of the table with Nonna, Franco, Luca, and…

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    Let’s Get Reading! Free books & Giveaways :)

    Dear Friends, I hope you are doing well and staying warm! And I hope you’ve had time for some reading! If not, now is a great time to start! I’ve got a lot of great giveaways and free Ebooks and book discounts that you will love. Please keep reading: Links to your FREE books & GIVEAWAYS & DISCOUNTED BOOKS are listed below! Buried Secrets Flash Sale now until 3/17           GIVEAWAY: Get BOTH: Buried Secrets & One Last Secret (2-book set) Many ways to enter from 3/9 – 3/17!              More FREE BOOKS: All-Genre Giveaway happening now thru 3/19 Thrillers &…

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    Inspiration for the Ella Perri Mystery Series: Franco (Poppy), Gianna, and Nonna

    Inspiration for writing a book could come from anywhere. It might be something small and seemingly insignificant like observing someone at a park that sparks one’s imagination, it could be something deeper perhaps from a specific experience, or it could come from a combination of things. My inspiration for Buried Secrets and One Last Secret came largely from my family, my Italian upbringing, and my love of mysteries. Today, I’ll reveal who inspired some of my biggest characters. Poppy’s character (also known as Franco) was largely inspired by my own beloved grandfather whom we lovingly called Poppi. Choosing a slightly different spelling allowed me to separate the real person from…

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    One Last Secret

    Buried Secrets -The aftermath… Nothing has been the same since Ella Perri returned from Italy after she exposed her Uncle Luca’s biggest family secret. Her once close-knit family now avoids each other at all costs. No one can accept what Luca has done, least of all Ella. But she knows there’s more he’s not telling and she’ll do anything to uncover every dirty secret that’s left. But no one knows where Luca is or what he might do next. Ella’s deepest fear is not knowing for sure if Luca will set out to find Gianna or if it’s really Ella he’s after. The latest developments on Book 2: Secrets In…

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    New Book Release: The Rearview Mirror: An Anthology

    Happy New Year! Happy New Books! In my opinion, there’s nothing better than getting a new book and I know you love good stories too! I’m thrilled to share this exciting news about a new book: Coming in one week: A multi-genre anthology not for the faint of heart… Here is the teaser: If you like psychological thrillers, then The Rearview Mirror is a book for you. There’s something for just about everyone in The Rearview Mirror, featuring fourteen authors from five countries (I’m proud to be one of them)! Available for Pre-Order now! But wait…there’s more: Each selection weaves around the story of Harvey Cullum, a rideshare driver with the urRide…

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    ‘Tis the Season to Give Books!

    Give these books this holiday! Greetings! Below are great books to add to your holiday gift ideas! First – A Buried Secrets sale: Buried Secrets is now available everywhere for $0.99 until December 23rd!  Check out the new release of Unholy Warrior by Rebecka Jägar: Do you like the Mad Max movies? The thrillers of Tom Clancy and strong, kickass heroines? Then Unholy Warrior is the book for you. Order Now:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/9529437005/ Keep reading… Twenty-five years after the nuclear war, the world is still a harsh, frozen place. Second Lieutenant Rebane Nordstrom, a sniper in the ranks of a Russian elite reconnaissance unit, doesn’t know how to give up…ever. After her escape…

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    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Or should you?

    It’s a good place to start! Why is Rebecka Jäger an exceptional Book Cover designer? When I first began to think about finding a book cover designer, I had no idea where to start. I Googled everything I could about cover designing and found several informative articles on Pinterest as well as on websites such as Joanna Penn’s, The Creative Penn. Her site had extensive information about book cover designing from hiring a designer to designing one yourself. I also gained a lot of insight from several articles on Jane Friedman’s site and I highly recommend each.  But with my full-time teaching job and other professional and personal commitments, there…

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    Want to know a secret?

    My upcoming novel Buried Secrets is almost ready! Writing Buried Secrets has been an exciting journey and an informative and interesting ride and I value all of the lessons I’ve learned along the way. I’m happy to share my story writing process and publishing experiences in future blogs. What started as a simple idea sparked from a course I took from The Write Practice called the 100 Day Book Challenge (I highly recommend to any aspiring author), Buried Secrets has evolved tremendously over the past two years. I first began this journey by coming up with a few ideas for stories and wrote a sentence for each one. Next, I…

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