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An Invitation

An Invitation from Thelma Giomi Please join me Sunday, at Treasure House Books in Old Town, July 14 at 1PM for the signing and reading from two of my books: the new edition of Weather’s Store and Church of My Heart, my sister, Debra’s experiences at the Petroglyph Park. I would love to share this cultural event with…

A Beautiful One

Today is the anniversary of a beautiful person’s passing. My sister , Debra Giomi, passed on this date leaving an enduring legacy of beauty to comfort those who knew her and those who never had the joy of meeting her. Her award-winning jewelry and sculptures carry the energy of her love of nature and life.…

So You Won an Award Now What?

Awards don’t always mean much except to the person receiving them. However, the award of 1st Place for Fiction for Shatter My Heart came with a review of the book. The words in that review were significant because they captured so much of my intent and hopes for the book.  Perhaps sharing this review will…

Will You Dance

The theme of healing through music, singing, dancing and storytelling are so integral to our well being. It is why I turned this year’s holiday poem toward the vibrancy of hearing our own song and dancing our own dance. Here is that poem from December 2018 and following it a similar sentiment by Gabrielle Roth.…

A Birthday Remembrance

Today I celebrate my mother’s birthday. A woman who loved being a mother more than anything. What I have of resilience and compassion I inherited from her. For others who no longer have the physical presence of their mother in there lives perhaps knowing that what some may call coincidence or synchronicity may just be…

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…