Category Archives: Italian American

Girl Scout Presentation!

On Saturday, Aug 19, I read my book, Rosa and the Red Apron to a group of Girl Scouts at the Lowe’s Food in Monkey Junction in Wilmington, NC (Lowe’s obtained permission to use photo on FB) . Thank you, Alexandra , for inviting me!
It was a fun way to spend a morning.
We had such a good time! The girls enjoyed acting out the book with me as I read it. We did not have time to talk much about writing–Lowe’s had arranged a wonderful cookie decorating session for them–yummy!
I am available to speak to scout groups on writing, on cooking, on story performance and speaking! I have some dates left before the end of the year. More open in January and February!

Look for my Ad!

Did you catch my ad on WOW? Or someplace else? If you purchase a copy of any one of my picture books this month, please tell me where you found out about the book, send me a copy of your receipt and I will enter you into a drawing to win one of the other four (my choice of book) in paper or eform (kindle, bn, other) according to the format you purchased.

email me at: with your receipt!


Hippity -Hop!

Yes, Easter is coming! In addition to celebrating this most holy day in a reverent way,

we also celebrate the joy of the day with special foods and of course,k traditions of chocolate and Easter baskets.

This year I am also celebrating with some author friends–we all have books that feature a scene of Easter. My book , Secrets of the Heart,¬†features a scene in part two where the family that did not emigrate meets with the family that did–in ROME! At Easter! ¬†Tune in on March 24, (for me at 7:00) , earlier and a bit later to catch the others.

Just log onto this facebook page to come to the party, enter the contests, talk with the authors (including me!)




Here is the roster:

for March 24–there will be plenty of party favors and virtual food! Times are Easter Daylight Savings

6:00 pm Tamera Lynn Kraft
6:30 pm Jericha Kingston
7:00 pm Joan Leotta
7:30 pm Darlene Franklin
8:00 pm Wanda Porter
8:30 pm Amber Schamel