Memphis, Tennessee

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On the second night of their journey, Silvia and Cosmo make it to Memphis, Tennessee, where Silvia has a friend, Clay, who is Blues musician. When he tells Cosmo that he moved there to study the Blues, Cosmo assumes that he is attending a school

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Blue Ridge Parkway

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After a near fatal accident with a Mack truck soon after entering Virginia, Cosmo is grateful to be alive and his eyes are open wide to the physical world around him. As they drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he readily

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Hammonton, NJ

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Silvia picks Cosmo up in the beginning of the second chapter, and they’re off on their journey. Or so he thinks.  She forgot her phone at their father’s house in New Jersey and so she must return there before they can begin the trip.

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University City, Philadelphia, Pa

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Discovery of an Eagle begins in an office in Philadelphia’s University City.  Cosmo Greco, the protagonist of the story, attended University of Pennsylvania where he studied Astronomy.  He only attended for 2 years before dropping out, but

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The Many Places in Discovery of an Eagle

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The next series of blog posts will be in celebration of my forthcoming novel Discovery of an Eagle, which will be released on May 1st.  This is the second book in the Greco family trilogy and is told through 28 year-old Cosmo Greco’s point of

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Eggplant Parmesan

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In Chapter Seven of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia goes through a box of family photos to get inspiration for finishing her painting.  She comes across one from Cosmo’s Confirmation and recalls the party after the

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Sausage and Peppers

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In Chapter Six of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia goes home to find Frank making a sausage and peppers sandwich. She pretends that she’s interested in his cooking in order to strike up a conversation with him about her

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Pasta Fazool

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In chapter three of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia goes to visit her older sister Angie at her house in North Jersey and while Angie is deciding what she will make for dinner, Silvia recalls the time her sister used American

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Discovery of an Eagle available now!

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Big news!  Discovery of an Eagle has just gone live on Net Galley.  From Net Galley, you can easily download my novel to your computer or favorite device.  I would be most gracious for reviews and feedback.  Thank you!

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Brocoli Rabe with Garbanzo Beans and Ribbon Pasta

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In the beginning of chapter four of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia makes this dish for her and her brother Vince, who are both vegetarian.  In the story, rigatoni pasta is used to make this dish, but of course, you can use any

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