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Reading at the Miami Book Fair International from IN AMERICA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 at 2–3 pm Building #7 Rm 7128
GOODREADS GIVEAWY of one set of the Entire Wayfarer Trilogy
(Nov3-Dec-9) Enter here:
THANKS, EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT OFR THIS LOVELY EVENT. ALWAYS A LIVELY DISCUSSION WITH DJ NIKO
Discussion and Interview at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Delray Beach with author, D. J. Niko to be held on Saturday, November 5th at 5pm.
THANKS to all the participants of the Book Club! Discussion of The Secret Language of Women at the September 12th meeting of the Park City Book Club
The Secret Language of Women is a Gold Medal winner in the IPPY Independent Publishers 2016 Book Awards
The Secret Language of Women was a finalist in the Foreword Reviews 2015 Indie-Fab Book Awards!
~~~ A huge thanks to everyone!
I am blessed at having had John Dufresne for my advisor and mentor since I attended FIU’s Creative Writing Program and earned my degree in 2001 with a collection of short stories, now published as The Other Side of the Gates.
I couldn’t be more proud or thrilled than to say that John has again endorsed my new novel In America , Book #3 of the Wayfarer Trilogy.
This novel took me a year to write as I was under contract for it with Turner Publishing. I consider it a great personal feat of accomplishment as I could never believe an author could take ONLY one year to actually write and revise and publish a novel.
Thanks to all those lovely souls above me and thanks to the wonderful friends who read and critiqued the manuscript for me, especially two members of my writing group: Marni Graff and Melissa Westemeier. My beta readers were: Mona Birch, Rosalie Muskat and the best rain-dancer in all of Florida, Jane Brownley!
As always, I extend gratitude and blessings to John and all those who read the book in part or in whole.
Here is John Dufresn’es blurb for In America:
I’ve just read Nina Romano’s heartfelt third installment in the lavish Wayfarer Trilogy, a hefty, eager, and absorbing novel, In America, and I can’t get the marvelous Scimenti family out of my head. Romano loves her characters and makes us love them, too. I even loved Al Lentz and he’s as shifty as a ten-speed clutch. Here is a story about the past that haunts us and love that redeems us, a story of an Italian-American family in Brooklyn during the Depression that is full of honesty, charm, grace, and good humor.
~~~John Dufresne, Louisiana Power and Light, Deep in the Shade of Paradise, Love Warps the Mind a Little, No Regrets, Coyote, and I Don’t Like Where This Is Going