Thanks to Mandyevebarett’s Blog for including me in this game of tag- here goes…
What is the working title of your book?
‘A Girl from the Hill: My Mother’s Journey from Italian Girl to American Woman”
Where did the idea come from for the book?
My mother has been taking down her memories for years, and at first I was just going to type out her journals for her. But she left out so many details about her own strength and struggles that I didn’t think her notes did her justice. I felt it was time for her story to be properly told. In the process I found out a lot about myself, and about the differences and similarities between us. It’s really been a wonderful adventure in learning and bonding.