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Books that are emotionally engaging, passionately crafted, and infused with hope.

Speaking of Writing/A program Review

Recently, I spoke to a group of highly successful writers, artists and composers. The topic, Writing Your Life into Literature, addresses all the ways we can write about our lives from memoir, to family histories, autobiography and so much more. Different challenges emerge when writing real life experiences into to a fiction novel and creating…

Finding Our Connections through the Words

It is a strange feeling for an author, a poet, to send her words out into the deep unknowing. Will they touch the intended heart? The one that was the reason the words needed to be sent out? Will they resonate and leave a trace of affirmation, hope, encouragement? It is a question I must…

THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR SHATTER MY HEART

Our wonderful independent bookstore, BookWorks, sponsored a reading and signing of Shatter My Heart Sunday September 16. We had a great turnout. I was able to talk about the writing process and how this book came to be. We had a great discussion with everyone offering comments and questions. What a joy to sit with…

An Interview with the Author of Shatter My Heart

SWW Interview Questions for Author Thelma Giomi by Kathy Wagner for the Southwest Writers website and Newsletter, Sage. Shatter My Heart: 1. What is your elevator pitch for Shatter My Heart? Shatter My Heart is a dynamic story that immediately immerses the reader in the lives of four friends. Individually and together they face and…

A Gift of Summer Poetry

Thinking of all the beauty around us this time of year and offering this message: MIMOSAS Yesterday, I walked under a canopy of mimosa tress, Maybe a dozen, Who could count the fragrance was so intoxicating, The shade so soothing. Then someone pointed out That mimosas are inherently messy. Like being in love, Or acting…

INVISIBLE ILLNESS, LIFE SHATTERING CONSEQUENCES and Hope

The word Heart in the title, Shatter My Heart, has seemed to send Amazon on a quest to match it to lighter novels. This book has a complicated love story as part of addressing the complex ramifications of invisible and chronic illnesses. Shatter My Heart is more accurately a novel that challenges the medical profession’s…

Medical Drama/A Call to Compassion/Shatter My Heart

Recently I received a review from a woman who had just finished reading my literary novel, Shatter My Heart. What she brought out was the medical drama and convergence with other invisible illnesses. I am incorporating her review into this blog because her medical drama and the issues of chronic illness touch so many lives…

AMAZON A DISAPPOINTMENT for Shatter My Heart Reviews

AMAZON A DISAPPOINTMENT for Shatter My Heart Reviews After selling so many books at the book launch and more at our local independent book store I discovered that Amazon will not publish any review if the book was not bought directly from them. While it makes some sense, it eliminates so many reviewers. Many individuals…

Shatter My Heart Book Launch/Successful Event

Shatter My Heart Book Launch/Successful Event We thought at times this day would never come, but on April 8 we had a great book launch. 60 people showed up which was close to the number invited. The celebration was a true joy for me and for those who have been involved in getting Shatter My…

Anticipation and Celebration

Two days before the Official launch of my new literary novel, Shatter My Heart. Those who have worked with me to get to this point by contributing to editing, publishing and marketing are joining me for the launch and celebration that it has come together so beautifully. We will be celebrating this accomplishment as the…