Take a look at this tiny tale!
I’ll be working on it to make it better and larger in the coming months–or do you like it as is? I’d love to have your input!
Gregor the Ghost woke up late afternoon on Halloween, his very favorite day. He would walk along the streets and no one would be afraid! They would think he was just another child in a ghost costume! When the moon was high, he joined the crowds going from house to house for candy.
He noticed a girl dressed as a green and yellow spider all by herself.
“What’s wrong ?”
“No one wants to go with me. They say I’m too scary ”
Gregor laughed.”Spiders don’t scare me.”
Ghost and spider gathered candy together. Neither one scared the other!
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From the very first, and no matter what the over topic of my fiction and poetry, it is all about what I know–from the inside out–and a lot of what I know comes from my Italian American Heritage.
This is the month we celebrate that heritage (and some other heritages as well, I know, but I am focusing on mine in this email.
So, I invite you to look at strong Italian American women in American history in my Legacy of Honor series–
Giulia Goes to War
Letters from Korea
A Bowl of Rice
Secrets of the Heart
Last book in Legacy of Honor Series
And to take a look at my picture books–
Whoosh! (father daughter sled day)
Picture Book by Joan Leotta
and the newest, Summer in a Bowl which celebrates gardening with my Aunt
and cooking with her–her recipe is included in the book!
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The wonderful food blogger, Mary Marshall is featuring me on her blog–a review (blush!) and a lovely interview that allows me to talk about the real Aunt Mary