Before you say anything, the answer is yes, I know I’ve been the absent blogger these days. And yes I do miss not only my blog and its followers, but also catching up with my new blog buddies and commenting on them on a regular basis. Life is very busy – good busy – and keeping up with blogging and writing has been a challenge. Excuses, excuses.Therefore I hereby commit to providing blog updates every Sunday at a minimum, so please stay tuned and don’t forget about pattytmitchell! I am looking forward to getting back in the saddle, and interacting more with all of the great writers out there that I have come to know and admire.
For local folks, I have a few events coming up where I will be promoting “A Girl From the Hill“ and offering copies for sale and signing.
October 23rd 6PM – Barnes and Noble in Smithfield, RI. I am absolutely thrilled about participating in their Local Authors Night. Some other area authors will be there too, so if you can stop by to say hello, we all could use the support! http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4611236
November 19th at 6:30PM– I will be at Marion Mohr Library in Johnston, RI for a reading and book signing. I believe they are having a genealogy and Italian Heritage series during that week, so check out their site for more events if you’re interested. http://www.mohrlibrary.org/images/programs/mitchell.pdf
I’m trying to drum up a few more appearances in the coming months, so I’ll keep you posted. Bad pun, sorry. (Inserting Shameless Plug Here) Just remember that ‘A Girl From the Hill’makes a great gift, on Thanksgiving for a special family member, or for Christmas. Whether you are Italian American or not, everyone has or at least knows a Mom. Or two …
Thank you all for the kind and generous response! PayPal should be up and running tomorrow for those that would like to pre-order an autograph copy of A Girl From the Hill. Or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide instructions on how to make a payment by check.
Apparently Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa Press are all offering the book now too, but you’ll save shipping costs and get an autograph copy if you buy through me.
The positive response from you all overwhelms me! Thank you with all my heart. My Mom is quite excited too by the way. A nice dividend …
By the way, the folks will be celebrating their 67th anniversary on Monday May 6th. The picture here is from their 25th Anniversary party in 1971. My mother always loved her Gardenia’s.
Today my Dad had to go to the hospital. He’s home safe and sound, but he fell early this morning trying to get out of bed. My parents worked together to get him up, him crawling on the floor and my mother sitting in a bedroom chair to weigh it down so he could use it to climb up. I wonder if in their wildest dreams in 1971 if they ever imagined they’d have to endure such struggles as they did today. At least they work well together as a team – they have certainly had enough practice. Love you both.