Sunday, April 13, 2008


I am an author. But just so you realize that I don't just sit around all day and sip tea (I do like tea) and put my feet up, I included a picture of what my three kids, Giuseppe, Violetta and Dionisio were up to on that one nice day we had last week. Now try to imagine being the one who has to put all three in the shower at the same time to try to make tee-ball practice in time.

Here is the first grade at Assumption. Giuseppe, my son, is the budding Elvis on the drums. (I'm not kidding about the Elvis thing. Elvis is his hero.)

On Friday I went to Assumption School's bookfair. Here I am lounging with my book. What you don't see is Dionisio, my son, running around loose creating havoc.

Ok, so I don't know how to rotate these pictures. Just tilt your head a bit to the left and then the right and you will be O.K. Here is the winning picture at Red Bird Elementary's book cover contest. Thank you Gabrielle for choosing mine!

Here are some other artists who (with excellent taste) decided to use my book as the subject of their latest creations at Red Bird.

Here I am at Red Bird Elementary in Madison, Ohio turning middle schoolers into a band with African instruments. They were a great crowd.
I couldn't believe their enthusiasm for my book and reading in general!

Here I am with my groupie niece Anna at the Border's signing April 4th. She has been to 100% of my bookstore signings so far!

Hello everyone! Sorry it's been a while since my last blog. It turns out I came home and crashed after my signing at Wine Country Books with strep throat and a sinus infection. I had to lay low for a while. But here are some more pictures from Wine Country above.