Chrissy, the manager of Hickman Crossroads Library invited me to read Summer in a Bowl at a
lunch meeting with soup (the soup from the book). I did and also explained about he making of the book and all about the real Aunt Mary.
They also were interested in Rosa and the Red Apron and my other work–what a lovely day!
Friends of the library made treats and more than twenty –in fact, almost thirty, area folks came to hear about the books. Thank you everyone!!!
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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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So, here we are, almost at publication date, I am scrambling to get some book signings and advance PR–anyone who wants to host me on their blog, let me know!
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