Who are you? Where am I?

National Memory Screening WeekIt was the weekend of our family reunion and almost everyone was gathered together at my parent’s condo to celebrate a milestone. Our patriarch, my dad, was turning 90. When the front doorbell rang, Mom opened the door, took one look at her oldest granddaughter and asked in a perplexed tone of voice, “Who are you?” After a moment of silence, we all laughed a little uncomfortably, but brushed it off, rationalizing the comment as a manifestation of Mom’s stress in caring for Dad, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It was not mentioned again.

Our family continued to somehow normalize or overlook the ever-increasing signs that Continue reading

Marianne Sciucco shares news

Please welcome back author Marianne Sciucco. She has some exciting news to unveil on this blog today! So, without further adieu…

New Cover Reveal!

Blue Hydrangeas

by Marianne Sciucco

Cover design by Perry Elisabeth

BlueHydrangeas EBOOK cover

What if the person who knew you best and loved you most forgot your face, and couldn’t Continue reading

Ino’s Love: A Short Story/Audiobook by Marianne Sciucco

Caregivers, many times, really are unsung heroes. Today, Marianne Sciucco is unveiling her new audiobook short story, “Ino’s Love,” about an elderly woman and a loving caregiver. Check it out! This 28-minute audiobook could help make a daily commute seem shorter or offer a change of pace while you’re out walking your dog.

Marianne, welcome back to my blog. Please, won’t you tell us about your new audiobook?

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INO'S LOVE AUDIBLE FILE I adore audiobooks, so naturally I want other audiobook lovers to be able to listen to my stories. This summer I teamed up with veteran television reporter and co-anchor Terry Murphy to bring my short story Ino’s Love to life. Terry is best known for her nine years (1990–1998) anchoring the tabloid show Hard Copy and, since 2003, reporting for the entertainment show Extra.   She has done a fantastic job with Ino’s Love and I can’t wait to hear what readers have to say. (Read on for my interview with Terry.)

Why turn a short story into a 28-minute audiobook? Continue reading