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We had a great year in 2012 and are passing on our thanks with special low pricing on all books at my website!

Also, visit to see what we’ve been doing with some other talented authors.

We have four events in the next five weeks! Email me at to find out about these four and more!


PS Check out to find out what else we’ve been doing. And to read about some Great New Authors we have published!
…and two more that will be published by Christmas. (My books and their books will make great presents)

We’re looking forward to returning to two events in October 2012, that we have participated in before.
eMail me at to find out more about these and other events planned for the remainder of 2012.

Check out to find out what else we’ve been doing.
And to read about some Great New Authors we have had the pleasure to publish!

I know I’ve been quiet for a while, but much has been going on.

I have been working with some authors through A Snowy Day Distribution & Publishing, so be sure to visit to see some other books Sal & I have been publishing!

However, some of my “works in progress” are still progressing well, so keep checking in for notice of new books on the horizon. 🙂

After all the holiday and birthday fun I’m back to work on the final editing of SUMMER AND AUGUST.

Some authors “send people out” to do their research. I find that to be my education time. I learn much more than what I’m looking for when I do research; and it always provides material for other works in progress.

Some authors “wash their hands” of the final editing process. It truly is not my favorite step in the process, but I take pride in evaluating the recommendations of my final editors and being the one to put the finishing touches on the work.

I guess what I’m saying is that each step along the way has it’s challenges and rewards and I enjoy them all. Mostly I enjoy the feedback from all of you when the work reaches the release stage, but not until it’s the best it can be. I should be starting to record the audio master soon!

There have been so many other things to talk about I haven’t provided an update on the progress of  Summer & August in a while.

Lisa, of, Editor-in-Chief and dear friend, has completed her review and edits, and as usual has provided valuable recommendations and insight. I am in process of implementing her recommendations. When this stage is complete we will have a Final Manuscript. But, my final-final process of ensuring satisfaction with the manuscript is narrating the Audio Book.

As I listen to the story I sometimes (always) make changes in every Chapter! (more like every page) It’s a nice final check for me. I will most likely record a chapter four or five days per week.  And subsequently make any changes in the Manuscript. That will put us into early February for being ready for publication. Making print and CD copies of Summer & August on schedule for May 2010 release.

When you read my previous Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories: Connection 1, Dated: 10/29/09, you learned that Father Sandro’s Money and Time Has A Way are loosely connected through Emma LaRosa. Emma and Julie are the main characters in Time Has A Way.

And when you read the Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 2 – Yesterday, Tommy Gray Drowned , Dated 11/03/09, you learned in Yesterday, Tommy Gray Drowned that Elizabeth, who is the main character is Julie’s mother.

And when you read the Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 3 , Dated: 11/30/09, you found out that in The next book in the LaRosa Chronicles is Candy-colored Clown, the main characters are Julie and her husband Ken Waters.

We’re now up to the fifth book of the LaRosa Chronicles, Spiderling , a Suspense/Thriller, set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Ken & Julie’s fifteen year old daughter is the main character in Spiderling . That’s the 4th connection.

Click on any of the Hyperlinked text to see more about each story.

Sal’s 21 mile commute, that normally takes 30 minutes, took 1 hour 45 minutes, due to the storm that came through Wednesday morning. Do you have any “storm stories” you would like to share?

This coming Saturday we will be at a Holiday Craft Fair, located at Our Lady of the Cedars Church, on the corner of Calef Road and Mitchell Street in Manchester, NH from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Manchester Policemen’s Wives Scholarship Board. 100% of all funds raised from rentals, raffles and food sales will be utilized for post High School education scholarships for the sons and daughters of Manchester, NH Police Officers.

This is a great way for us to end our best year ever and we hope to continue to get a great turn-out at this venue.

Saturday, after the Milford, NH Event we were at our son-in-law’s casino-themed birthday party.
His birthday is actually December 9 and we will post a picture of the party that day!

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, 2009 I am signing books at the Jacques Memorial School in Milford, New Hampshire. This event is Sponsored by The Milford Middle School Enrichment Program.

Student fees-based on family income, grants, fundraising, and donations support Milford Middle School Enrichment and Extended Day Programs. Under the direction of the Community Advisory Board, the Parent Steering Committee, and the Student Steering Committee, it offers varied educational opportunities to MMS students. The goal of this program is to provide interesting and fun after-school options, like sports and crafts,  for students. They also offer school vacation and summer options for students.

Some of the courses currently offered are recreational swimming, by Hampshire Hills Health Club; Theater Games and Skits, by Liz Possee; Drawing-Painting, by Kara Fortin and Aubrey Antonelli.

Follow the following link to find out about many more:

We really hope to have a great turn-out tommorow!

I hope to see you there.

Last night we celebrated the birthday of one of our son-in-laws, Bruce, his birthday is actually December 3rd. We had a great time. See pictures below.

Bruce’s Ice Cream Cake; it was yummy!

Bruce, as we sing Happy Birthday, with our son Jeremy in the background.

We have another son-in-law and a granddaughter celebrating birthdays this month. Also a cousin, an aunt and Debra Lawless! 

November and December we don’t stand a chance to watch our eating habits! Terrible isn’t it. 🙂