Saturday, April 20, 2013


Half Italian, now officially Half Italian (and then some) is available.

Here are the links for Kindle, and for Nook.

My head is spinning. I didn’t expect this, at all. What was simply a personal thank-you for years of reading enjoyment, less than a month ago, from me to the author who told me to PERSEVERE, led to life for a project I thought was dead. My head is spinning from the speed of getting the book online and profiles created.

I know there’ll be nasty remarks; I’ve read plenty on Amazon, even for bestsellers. They’ll hurt, of course, but that’s part of a project’s life. Alive!

And so, with all this, I now move from “PJ” to “Joe”.

 - Joe
Half Italian (and then some)  on Kindle,  on Nook,  on Kobo.  For iBook and others, click here.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Moving right along

Things are happening. I received a first draft of what’ll be Half Italian’s cover. While I work on that with my contact and set up accounts, I’m learning bits about the ebook world.

Facebook moves fast! The page I created to promote the book is also an overwhelming platform of communication – so much that I simply say “enough” after a bit and log off, to keep pace with life. I still have a flip-open cell phone that I never turn on, so Facebook’s type of fast is both intimidating and exhilarating. But so far, connection to people from my past is rewarding. Last Sunday afternoon I had a phone call with a friend who moved out of state years ago. High School classmates have been kind.

Today I’m tackling Goodreads.

More, soon, on when and where the book will be available.

- PJ

Saturday, April 6, 2013


There’s news to report. After giving up last year, I re-read a few books from the author who told me to PERSEVERE. Having enjoyed her writing for nearly forty years, I decided to send her a short email. In the last sentence I mentioned I’d given up trying to get Half Italian published. She suggested publication via ebook and offered me a contact who could get everything set up, including a cover design, should I decide to go that route.

Well, I did and here I am. While the contact does her work, I’m setting up the necessary accounts. Here’s the beginning of a Facebook page I’ll use to promote Half Italian.

- PJ