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Recent Reviews for Rita Schiano

Painting The Invisible Man (Book) - 8/2/2007 7:14:30 PM
Wonderful work, Rita. I know you've told a story here worthy of visibility in the larger literary world. This is just an amazing discovery! A keying error like this was meant to be! This story needs to be a screenplay and told in cinema. I know you are writing the screenplay and I wish you every bit of success with Painting The Invisible Man. For marketing purposes, you made the right choice to categorize this as contemporary historical fiction. This choice not only afforded you growth in your womanhood, but growth in the understanding of familial ties and how those choices affect us all throughout life. It takes a strong will to quill something this up-close and personal into literary excellence. All the best to you Ms. Schiano. Warmly, Sage

Painting The Invisible Man (Book) - 7/6/2007 1:04:13 PM
Posted on Mouthfuls by Voyager Advanced Member *** Group: Members Posts: 729 Joined: 24-March 04 Member No.: 49 I just finished reading Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano. I need to say upfront that I know Rita, and that this post is an unadulterated pimp for her extraordinary book. Rita tells the story of her bizarre childhood growing up in an Italian family with an operatic mother and a father in the Mob. She has moved the location to Rhode Island, but the (true) story took place in Syracuse. Imagine at age 10 being so frightened of being kidnapped and killed by an enemy of your father (something that happened to a peer) that you go to a toy store and buy a toy luger that shoots rubber bullets and a shoulder holster! Rita makes you feel like you're there. Turn off the TV and read the book!

Conversations with Dog (Short Story) - 7/19/2007 6:43:21 AM
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went," wrote Will Rogers. So do I, and as a life-long dog lover, I loved this piece.

Conversations with Dog (Short Story) - 7/18/2007 6:46:58 PM
Absolutely wonderful writing and enjoyed it! Not a Big Kahuna here Aloha, Myles Saulibio

Make the Most of Your Press Release (Article) - 7/28/2008 6:45:06 AM
Good info, Rita, especially the "be factual, not promotional." I didn't expect that. Terry

Father’s Murder Inspires Novel (Article) - 6/10/2008 4:47:44 AM
enjoyed the read

An Interview With The Author of Painting The Invisible Man (Article) - 7/25/2007 5:05:41 PM
This is just an amazing discovery! I read this on your bio when you joined at the first of this month when you became an AD member. A keying error like this was meant to be! I think this story needs to be a screenplay and told in cinema. I love the book cover for Painting the Invisible Man. You made the right choice to write this as contemporary historical fiction, Rita...I wish you the best for this book especially, and of course your other book Sweet Bitter Love. Always a pleasure to read well. Warmly, Sage

Tired of Losing Royalties? (Article) - 7/24/2007 7:16:51 PM
This is where the benefits of a POD publisher named AuthorHouse comes in. I self-publish with AuthorHouse. An AuthorHouse author gets paid only for the first time the book is sold. I set my own purchase price of $15.50 for each novel I publish and I receive around $2.50 per book (Amazon and other online booksellers) $3.65 per book at AuthorHouse Bookstore which sells for $12.25, the higher royalty and where I make most of my sales because the customer can buy my book cheaper. I don't worry too much about the re-sales of my books because I've already been paid by AuthorHouse for the first time the book is printed in 24 hours and shipped to whoever ordered it. Royalties are much higher than traditional publishers at AuthorHouse. I could make as much as $8 per book I sell, but the higher one takes in royalty, the higher the book has to sell for, so I keep my royalty mid-way and my book is moderately priced for the modern day market. Of course, it costs to publish each book, but in a five-book deal with my arrangement with AuthorHouse, they cut the publishing cost for each book in exactly half. So I feel they treated me fair and in return, I can treat my buyers fair. Thanks for this most informative article, is very factual and relevant in today's publishing well. Warmly, Sage

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 9/19/2008 7:15:19 PM
Such "comments" are worthless and should be ignored. Rude, bitter, useless words and a stalking attitude have become known to all on this site by now. The hidden loneliness and pain of women, under the mask of grace is sometimes a condition that changes, quite miraculously, as you expressed. Axilea

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 5/16/2008 2:58:02 AM
Spice of life comes out somehow. Marvelous write and shows you like sharing your thoughts with others.

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 5/2/2008 6:24:59 AM
Your poem is very good shows an emotional suffering of a woman which touches the heart of the reader

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 4/26/2008 10:39:39 PM
Good day Rita, I read your poem, "Inside a Woman's Heart" I found it ever so true. It took me until middle age before I could have the littlest of understanding of how a woman's heart works. And yes...women are remarkable. Best of luck with your writing. Please feel free to check out my work at either or here in the "den"

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 4/3/2008 1:55:35 PM
I tend to ramble about in here, looking for gems of verse and I found one in this piece of yours. I love the composition of this, strong evocative words beginning each line...the vivid imagery and lovely theme. Excellent work.

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 3/21/2008 4:07:22 PM
Enchanting poetry

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 2/8/2008 8:28:46 AM
Rita, this is really good stuff. You seem very talented to write poetry, so why isn't there more? Becca~

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 2/7/2008 6:23:51 PM
Beautiful. You captured the doubt, mystery and excitement of a new love...Thank you for sharing.

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 9/13/2007 4:24:47 PM
A very profound piece... interesting and well written... Wishing you well.. Sam,

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 9/2/2007 2:19:58 PM
True but such is hard to find and to keep. Nicely done, Rita. Love and peace to you, Regis

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 7/22/2007 10:17:15 AM
very nice. Thank you. Truth be true- Lyndsey

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 7/20/2007 7:17:52 PM
Beautiful! Enjoyed reading.

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 7/18/2007 7:36:52 PM
It is precious, and all too rare.

Inside a Woman’s Heart (Poetry) - 7/18/2007 6:01:58 PM
Beautiful poetry, Rita... Sage

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