Tag Archives: Italian American

Marinara Sauce, My Way

Hubby D and I were driving home from our place at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks when my cell phone rang. It was my good friend E, who along with her husband J, have a successful year-round catering business, mostly … Continue reading

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Doing the Math

Our pool came with the house Hubby D and I purchased eons ago, an impromptu decision with no subsequent pangs of buyer’s remorse. Yes, it’s true: if you have to ask the cost of maintaining a pool, you should think … Continue reading

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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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