Wow! Has it really been more than three years since I posted something on this blog? Yes, it has. And the last time I posted I mentioned that I was getting ready to publish my second book. Did that ever happen? Well, no–not yet. However, I am ready now. The title has changed and the content has changed somewhat and we are almost ready to go to print. The new title is “From Italy and Back: Coming Full Circle.” It will be available on Amazon in paperback and E-Book as was my first book “Reunited.” The book is in three parts; i.e. Childhood Memories, Travels in Italy, and Our Connection to the Country of Our Ancestors. The book includes many photos from my childhood growing up in an Italian-American household as well as photos of relatives. The book also describes our efforts in the process of becoming Italian citizens and getting our Italian passports, with some information about how to go about securing dual citizenship. It is my hope that family, friends, other Italian-Americans, and the general public find something in my book that excites their psyches and ignites their interest in their heritage and ancestry. It was a wonderful journey for me.
Another next step is publishing a revised edition of “Reunited: When the Past Becomes a Present.” Those of you who have read the book know that there was one connection that Alan and I were still hoping to make. That connection did happen and we are over the moon about it. Alan reconnected with his daughter, Cheryl, over two years ago and a loving relationship with Cheryl, Gary her husband, and Nicholas their son, has made us all very happy. The revision with that information will happen soon after “From Italy and Back” is published. You can now purchase the first edition of “Reunited” through this blog.
Here is a sneak peak of the cover of my new book.