A friend sent me the above text. I smiled and nodded as I read it. As you can see, I replied: "Yes, yes it does."
It took me a good five minutes and another message from the same friend to realize, I wrote that! (Because my friend texted, "This is one of my favorite line's from your book.")
That line, "Good sex and good wine make average pasta amazing..."
I wrote that in Big Trouble in Little Italy!!!
I gotta tell you, there's nothing like being quoted back to yourself. It's pretty cool. And if you're reading a book and you like a particular line, and you think, I'd love to tell the author I love this; and if you follow said author on social media...shoot them a message and tell them!
That is the validation that is needed on more difficult days.
Thank you to everyone who helped make February's launch of The Italian Holiday so wonderful! I'm so excited for those of you who've read it and for those of you who get to read it!
A third book out in the world.