It’s #RIAuthor Month – Meet Pat Mitchell

Thanks to Martha Reynolds once again for featuring me on her blog. A Girl from the Hill is one of the hundreds of books that will be available at the Association of Rhode Island Auhors (ARIA) annual expo at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet this coming Saturday, December 2nd, 10am to 5 pm. Come visit- books make great gifts!

Martha Reynolds Writes

Pat Mitchell photoThe Girl, with her fiance, in 1946

A Girl from the Hill is a tribute to my mother, who grew up on Federal Hill during the Great Depression. The collection of essays depicts her life of as one of laughter and love, as well as its share of suffering and sorrow.

Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood was, and still is, Rhode Island’s “Little Italy.” Thousands of Italian immigrants, including my grandparents, came to Rhode Island at the turn of the 20th century to begin new, better lives. They struggled to assimilate into American culture, and my mother’s parents, Giovanni and Maria, tried their best to become John and Mary. My mom, their youngest of eight children, was full of joy, and enjoyed much of her childhood despite her mother’s struggle with diabetes.

I began the book merely as a simple exercise, to see if I could actually write a book…

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Nov 20 – Meet Rhode Island Author Rachael I McIntosh

Rachael McIntosh is one of over 100 Rhode Island authors appearing at the 3rd Annual ARIA Author's Expo on December 5th.  Her Security through Absurdity trilogy will be available, and just reading her bio on Martha Reynolds Writes tells me that her style is crisp, clear and a wild ride.  Take a look: Martha Reynolds …

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More Great ARIA Authors to Meet – Martha Reynolds, Hannah Goodman and Adam Wasserman!

Those of you who regularly tune in know that yesterday I had the pleasure of spending time with many ARIA authors.  In all honesty I have to tell you all how impressive both the work and the character of the people has been so far.  As a writer it's comforting to have such a supportive network; as I reader I …

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Social Anxiety Be Gone!

When I first took the plunge and decided to publish A Girl from the Hill, I never considered the next logical step – selling A Girl from the Hill. I was clueless about the feelings that come from creating something, sweating and crying and laughing and agonizing over this baby of mine, only to then try to convince the …

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The Resident Reviews A Girl from the Hill- A Parent’s Hardship and Recovery

The Resident, is a local Mystic, CT paper, and the first publication that reached out to me for an interview once A Girl From the Hill became available. What follows is the interview, which is not electronically available yet.  You can check out there site, http://www.theresident.com/ as I'm hoping it will be out there soon. The gentleman who interviewed m, …

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