Life and Love Beyond Loss
March 20, 2020 from Noon to 1:15 PM
Life and Love Beyond Loss / Wounded Angels
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN (OLLI at UCONN)
99 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
In this presentation, I will be using the story of Wounded Angels as a launching point for an interactive discussion of the challenges of losing a significant other after many years in a close, loving relationship and the necessity of and approaches for living and loving beyond loss.
This event is open to current members of OLLI at UCONN, a lifelong learning institute open to persons over 50. If you are interested in becoming a member of this dynamic educational community, visit their website at https://olli.uconn.edu/ or contact Fiona de Merell, OLLI Director, at (203)236-9881, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books and Bagels Signing Event
Sunday, March 22
405 Queen St,
Southington, Connecticut 06489
Fancy Bagels customers can purchase books along with their favorite bagels. The store is hosting a book signing with me and Alexandra Amoroso. Amoroso’s book, Camelot… What It Was and How It Ended, chronicles the Assassination of John F. Kennedy and its aftermath. She points out that part of her fascination with President Kennedy is the fact that he and Bruno Gualtieri, the grandfather of her aunt, store manager, Jackie Gaultieri’s, were friends who corresponded and exchanged greeting cards with each other. Amoroso worked at the store for two years before going to college. I am a long-time customer and friend of Jackie and her son, store owner, Dom. I consider Fancy Bagels the best in Connecticut and even featured the business in my latest novel, Wounded Angels.
Both of us will be on hand from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm on March 22 to sell, sign and personalize our books. Even better, those who purchase books will receive coupons for a free bagel items.
More information on Fancy Bagels is available online at https://www.facebook.com/fancybagel/ and on Alexandra Amoroso at https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.amoroso
Wounded Angels: The Story Behind the Story
March 25, 2020 from 10:30 am to noon.
Bristol Senior Community Center
240 Stafford Avenue,
Bristol CT, 06010
Free and open to the public. The senior center asks that if you are not a current senior center member, please call 860-584-7895 to register so that they can accommodate everyone.
This is the place that started it all. The Bristol Senior Center (BSC) is where the people and events came together to inspire Wounded Angels. I spent three years on-site at the BSC researching, rewriting and interacting with the center members to make sure that the story was as authentic as possible. What better place to hear segments of the story than in the location where they actually happened both in the book and, in many cases, in real life.