Stories Served Around The Table

News to  Nosh

-A Writer's Journey Newsletter

May 2022


Spring is springing up here on the south shore of Long Island. My husband, Matt, and I are gearing up for yard and garden projects and prepping the boats for launch.

Take a seat, pour your favorite libation, and eat something while I catch you up on the News to Nosh. 

April Recap

Things are carefully opening up. I attended the Literacy Celebration at Jericho Elementary School in Centereach. It was an outdoor event, and my table and I withstood the brisk breeze while meeting new readers and selling a few books. More of these school events are on the horizon. 

I completed the April 2022 Blogging A to Z Challenge. This was my fourth round. Each day I posted a Grand Prompt to Ask Your Grands and a short response. It was an excellent exercise (admittedly stressful), met several interesting bloggers, and now have more project ideas swirling in my head.

It is never too early to think about a summer reading list for young independent readers. I joined Vesta Giles and ten other middle grade authors in compiling an inventory of books. There are selections for those who enjoy action, adventure, sci-fi, baking, and, of course, historical fiction. Take a look. Sign up for the newsletters to stay informed on the authors' book journeys. 

Catching Up

In case you missed any of March's blog posts, here they are:

April 2022 Blogging A to Z

Catch Up Coffee Share

Chowda' and Sweet Treats Cook Off

Writerly News

 I am deep into editing The Wishes of Sisters and Strangers, Book 3 in the Becoming America’s Stories series. Penny Weber, illustrator extraordinaire, is working on the cover design. I will need beta readers by June-ish. Beta readers review finished manuscripts before they're published, providing the author with feedback from the reader’s point of view. Interested? Please email me at my new email address:

What? A new email address? Why?

I am slowly understanding and implementing the business of being a writer. One gigantic piece was buying a domain name and establishing an authenticated email address. An address should keep my emails from getting lost in Promotion and Spam folders.

Please make a note and add me to your contact list.


Stay Tuned

REALLY BIG Announcements

are coming your way! 

Upcoming Events

Please contact me ( ) to schedule book talks and other bookish events. I am available for virtual and live presentations.

May 1st  Lindenhurst SpringFest  Wellwood Ave 12-5 pm

May 18th Author-Illustrator Night Hampton Bays, NY

May 21st NYS Library Association SSL Verona, NY

May 29th Riverhead Mosaic Street Festival Riverhaed NY

If you are a teacher, librarian, or PTO chairperson searching for engaging and fun Meet the Author programs, PLEASE email me at

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That's it, Everyone. 

Tell me how your March panned out. What's happening in April? 

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The Heart of Bakers and Artists

The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers

Becoming America's Food Stories

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