Sunday, April 7, 2013
I Found a Witch
Sometimes life tosses us an amazing story, and today, I mean this two ways. The first part is Suzanne Palmieri's WITCH OF LITTLE ITALY. As I said in my Amazon review, it's "imaginative, fun, magic, sweet, enchanting and enchanted...Her story touches upon them all. Get ready to embrace the impossible, to love the improbable, and to ache a little at the realities inherent in life."
The other story though, is Suzanne's own incredible tale, which you will find here. In spite of a rocky start, she gives credence to the concept that no matter what life throws at you, if you employ drive and focus and resolution, success will follow. This amazing woman, who almost dropped out of high school, signed four books in one day!
Why does it matter to me? As a result of a prompt on Suzie's blog, about three years ago, I wrote my first bit of fiction since junior high. That started me on the road I travel now...one novel in the drawer, one novel out there circulating agent land, and 40K of a third growing on my flash drive. I have admired Suzy's writing since I found her on line, sometime back in 2009. Her essays reach deep into me, inspire me, and challenge me to push harder with my own words. Writers need other writers to move us, to support us and to motivate us. Suzie does that for me each time I read something she's written. And her book? Well, folks, it's sweet and lovely fun.
Please join me in congratulating this talented woman on the successful launch of THE WITCH OF LITTLE ITALY (which, as you can see by the photo above, you can find under the "EMERGING AUTHORS" sign at Target.) Her second book, I'LL BE SEEING YOU, written as Suzanne Hayes in conjunction with Loretta Nyhan comes out May 28.
Read more about THE WITCH OF LITTLE ITALY here or here.