Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank You, Head House Books!


Vicki and Jen are cracking me up.

Thank you, Head House Books in Philadelphia, for hosting my reading on June 29th. My huge thanks to Carla Spataro for the Q&A and for Head House's Vivienne for keeping the store open late while I ran my mouth. And to everyone who came and showed me such warmth: it was a real joy for me. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Reading from Time's a Thief at Head House Books in Philadelphia


Christian Street in Philadelphia, c. 1920. My grandmother was born Maria Rachele Di Sipio somewhere on this street in 1906, before her mother took her back to her hometown of Pretoro in Abruzzo as a child. She married my grandfather Marino Auriti and later came back to the U.S, living out her years in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. But I think her heart was forever in Abruzzo. Great photo from a thread on www.philadelphiaspeaks.com.

I'm delighted to be reading at Head House Books in Philadelphia on Thursday, June 29th at 7:30 p.m. I'll be joined for a Q&A by Philadelphia Stories' editorial director and Rosemont College MFA program director, Carla Spataro (thank you, Carla!). Very much looking forward to it, and my thanks to Head House Books.

Thank You, Bookstore in Lenox


My thanks to The Bookstore in Lenox for hosting me on June 4th, and for everyone who came out for the reading! Huge thanks to the lovely Colin Harrington (the nice fellow with me in the photo above) for a great Q&A, and to the one and only Matt Tannenbaum, bookman extraordinaire.