Tag Archives: Italian American

Resurrecting Characters

My fictional characters, they’re all mine—to make, to break, to kill off, or to bring back—which is what I’m doing in my current WIP (work in progress), Book 3 from the Savino Sisters Mystery Series. It seemed a shame, leaving … Continue reading

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Bringing Characters to Life

Creating intriguing characters in a novel can be quite the challenge; but when several characters make an easy connection that drives the story forward, there’s no denying the level of writing satisfaction. As was the case with this scene in … Continue reading

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Happy to be back

Hello to my old friends and to those stopping by for the first time. I am delighted to be back after a self-imposed sabbatical in which I finished Book 2 from the Savino Sisters Mystery Series, REGRETS TO DIE FOR. … Continue reading

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It’s Shaping Up

“It’s shaping up,” as my piano teacher from long ago used to tell me. Words to live by, I can finally say the same about my current work-in-progress, Memories to Die For from The Savino Sisters Mystery Series. I’m almost … Continue reading

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Favorite Time for Creativity

Phew! We, as in Hubby D and I, have survived another holiday season. Son #1 and family came from two directions, Wyoming and Upstate New York, making Christmas extra special for the entire Giacoletto clan. To add to the ten-day … Continue reading

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My 2014 Year and Reading List

Happy New Year! I hope this past year ended on a note as positive for you as mine was for me. Although everyday life prevented me from accomplishing all of my 2014 writing and personal goals, I did manage to … Continue reading

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Appetizers on the Italian Riviera

Seems like only yesterday but it’s been more than two months since Hubby D and I returned from our latest visit to Northern Italy. Although we spent most of our time in the Piemonte Region, we also took a road … Continue reading

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Making Cheese, the Italian Way

In the 1890s a young woman who lived in the Piemonte Region of Northern Italy sailed to America to marry a man she had yet to meet, an Italian immigrant who came from a village not far from hers. At … Continue reading

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Butte Then and Now

Several weeks ago I received an email newsletter from the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives that drew me to the Archive’s website. It was there I discovered two memorable quotes describing Butte in the early twentieth century. The town grew on … Continue reading

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Photos from the Past

Several days ago I received a letter from my cousin M who lives in New Mexico. Along with the letter came this copy of old photograph from the early 1900s, a solemn couple standing side by side and holding hands. … Continue reading

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