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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.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to Suzanne and to you! Glad you found the inspiration you needed.

Unknown said...

Liza. This mad me CRY! I mean, I always knew you were such a dedicated reader of my little blog... but I don't think I knew it pushed you back into the thing you love! I am so grateful that I could have been even a smidge of a moment in your success (and it will come) XoXOO

Old Kitty said...

Yay for Suzanne and yay for how she's inspired you, Liza!!! Take care

Robin said...

This is a lovely reminder of how interconnected we all are. Amazing how we can touch people and not even know it, no? I had no idea that you had so many book projects soooo completed. Congrats to you. (I knew that you were querying for one, but still...)

This is a very inspiring post, Miss Liza.

And I will look for this book!!!

mshatch said...

This just goes to show you never know when YOU might be someone's inspiration.

Manzanita said...

Congratulations to Suzanne and to Liza for finding the inspiration you needed. May everyone find success and become stars.
Wanna buy a duck

Yvonne Osborne said...

What a great story and I love that picture of the sign at Target. I, too, met Suzie online a long time ago and congratulate her on this huge success.

Jan Morrison said...

These are the stories that keep me going through the dark nights!

glnroz said...

Ain' she a sight/site,,, yes, I think she has been an inspiration to all of us...and it is good to see that you went where you did with your writing...good to see you,,glenn