Mr. Riggio, owner and founder of the Barnes and Noble corporation, is going to be the Grand Marshal for the Columbus Day Parade in New York City on 9 October 2017, http://prn.to/2uRUZy3. This year’s theme is, “A Celebration of Italian-American authors.” I was selected to participate and so was my most recent book, FEEDING THE ENEMY (Honorable Mention in 2017 Florida Book Festival). During my stay in NYC, I will be participating in the parade, a social media campaign to promote my book and Jacksonville, Florida.
On June 22, I was invited to attend and speak at the monthly meeting of the Jacksonville Newcomers Club. It was an amazing time! There were over 90 people in attendance to hear my lecture on “Feeding the Enemy”. The lecture went so well, that I was able to secure a couple of more lectures in the future. Can’t wait for the next one.
I wanted to say thank you to Susan Stanley for inviting me for a great time at the Hilliard Public Library HILLIARD PUBLIC LIBRARY. It was one of my best lectures about “Feeding the Enemy” plus the audience was great.
We were all honored to have my mother and aunt at the lecture. They were nice enough to take over the Q&A time at the end. I wish they could be at all my lectures, they tell better stories that I do. See you at the next lecture and have a great summer.
I have been asked so many times this question, “Where can I buy your World War II book “Feeding the Enemy”? Obviously, you can get it on line at Amazon http://www.amazon.com, Kindle, Nook and my web site if you want to go that route. So, I decided to list all the stores that carry my book for those of you that like to pick it up a copy during your shopping time. Here is a list: Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, San Marco bookstore, Bookloft Fernandina Beach, Nassau county libraries, Sarasota Florida county libraries, Italian American History Museum New York City, Holocaust Museum Washington D.C., and many other places just check out my blog for all my lectures and book signings.
I was invited to the Shelby library in Sarasota, Florida to give a lecture on “Feeding the Enemy” during their Ann Frank exhibit. This was probably one of my favorite venues. There were so many nice folks that came out, plus we sold some books! Can’t wait to go back down and do it agin. Have a great day!!
On 12 May, I was invited to give my lecture on “Feeding the Enemy” at the Creekside High School in Saint Johns County, Florida. It was one of the most rewarding lectures I have done so far! All the young adults and teachers were very engaging during my lecture. In addition, Laura Strickland and her staff really made me felt at home. Can’t wait to do my next lecture.
I spend Saturday 22 April at the Barnes and Noble in the Jacksonville Town Center. It was one of the most rewarding events so far. There were over eight authors in attendance, most I hadn’t met before but some were old friends. It was an amazing time, plus we sold some books. Head over there if you need a fresh copy or know someone who needs a copy of Feeding the Enemy.
My next stop will be in Fernandina Beach at the Nassau Public Library on 27 April 2017 @ 0630 pm. I will be doing a presentation about Feeding the Enemy. If you haven’t seen the presentation, come on out it is free and there will be after dinner treats.
If your at the Jacksonville Town Center on Saturday 22 April 2017 from 1:30-4:00 come on by the Barnes and Noble for the spring book signing of local authors. There will be eight authors there, including J.R. Sharp. It will also benefit the Book fair to benefit Learn to Read. Come on out and bring the kids, great time for all.
This weekend I was in Tampa Bay for the annual Festa Italiana. Having never been before and this was their 20 anniversary, I can tell you that this won’t be the last time I go. What an exceptional time and it reminded me of Key West except better!! The food was all Italian, the people were all friendly and of course, the concerts were Italian top notch performers. Zucchero was the headliner and he did not disappoint. The weather was exceptional as well. Book sells were steady through out the day. There were so many people, that I couldn’t see the other vendors on the other side of the street! Excellent time. Talk with you soon.
Last weekend I spent the day at the Jacksonville Library for their annual book fest. What a great time and the staff really made you felt like family. Book sales were great and so were the adjacent authors. There were people from all walks of life. It was great to see all the young readers as well, that is something that seems to be missing as we continue with the 2017 book tour. Talk with you soon.