My parents met in New York City, where my mother was raised. My mother's family were Italian immigrants with a strong Catholic background. I was raised by my mother. The statue of liberty will always hold a special photo inside of my head of special times visiting my grandmother in New York City. The song 'In My Life' by the Beatles says it perfectly.
I first began writing poems at the age of six. Then, I started sending my poems to my Italian grandmother, who lived in Bronx, New York. My grandmother Mildred, was actually my first reviewer.
Writing my first book has changed my life as much as it brought me to a place, where I could share the most difficult and deepest parts of me. Writing my true life autobiography was written with courage and faith that was given to me from up above. With the guiding grace of the spirits of my immigrant Italian ancestors, whom unveiled first to me their greatest passion to be Americans.
This story was wrote under extraordinary circumstances, and the spirits made it perfectly clear it was a meant to be project. The haunting paranormal essence is enriched on every page of this unique, tear jerker, funny, jaw dropping, grab your attention history timeline that is so profound in this absorbing true life page turner. As fore my writing experience, it was tearfully pleasant as I wrote under their narration as I rewinded my memories.
I open up two sealed envelopes of my mother's life and my own gripping childhood story that was buried underground. My Italian ancestors were the first to dream, and the first survivors to face tall adversaries as they traveled to the new world. Then, came my mother and I as we faced some of the same challenges and hardships in this vivid look back of, how it all began and ended.
My first book will always be special. It was an honor to write my mother's life story. It was a divine glance into my immigrant Italian grandparents and great grandparent's life. And, most importantly I fulfilled a promise that I made to my mother a year before she died, that I would write this story someday. I wrote my first book with perserverance to see it through my eyes to the bittersweet end. And, most of all I thank God for giving me the strength to write it . Writing the story brought healing and understanding, the research, it brought out the truth. Like, discovering what my mother saw in me, my greatest passion to be a writer. I hope this book will inspire you as much as it has me to write it.
2015 update.. I have pulled my first book off the market to revise from front to back, a whole new book coming soon.
I am currently writing my second book. A supernatural/ thriller, with a third book on the back burner.