Tell Us About Your Blog
My blog is devoted to Italian/Mediterranean living. I talk and share topics mostly about food, wine and living a healthy lifestyle. The blog also connects directly to my collection of eBooks that are all part of “Gracie’s Italian Living Series.”
The blog, www.GraciesRavioli.com is named for my mom, who was a huge inspiration in my life. She was a great cook, homemaker and working mother. Later in life I opened an Italian Specialty Shop named for my mom. Called Gracie’s Ravioli, we featured many of the great recipes she put out day after day.
Once I closed the shop, I continued her legacy, by sharing her story online and through the blog. Many of the things I talk about reflect the way in which she lived her life.
Why Did You Start a Book Blog?
As mentioned earlier my inspiration came from wanting to share my mom’s love of food and family. When I closed my shop, I felt I was loosing the connection that I build with my mom after she passed away. I knew there was more to her story and the way she lived and treated people.
She always said that if you were in any position to give back to those in need, don’t delay, just do it. She never had a lot of money, drove a big car or lived in a big house, but she was one on the most generous people I ever meet. It is because of her outlook that I started the “Gracie’s Cares” program where each month a percentage of my eBook sales are given to charity.
Here is a listing of my eBooks in the series:
“7 Days of Italian Cooking – Gracie’s Guide to Basic Italian Meals,” now available on Amazon Kindle – (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3KOD00)
“Gracie’s Christmas Eve Recipe Book – Night of the Seven Fishes” – (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ALJ0AC8).
“The Mediterranean Diet – Gracie’s Guide to Healthy Meals” is now available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRJEZ6W
These books not only include some great recipes, but give an amusing look into what it was like to grow up in an Italian household shared with Sicilian grandparents
What Kinds of Books do You Review?
I have a picture in my office that I look at for advice or inspiration when things are not going as planned. It shows two images of miners digging a tunnel. In the first picture the miner is frantically wailing away the the wall in front of him, showing miles of tunnel behind him. It also show that with the next swing of the ax a huge vein of gold awaits to reward him for his hard work.
In the second image, another miner is at exactly he same point, but he has thrown the ax over his shoulder and is exiting the tunnel head down and frustrated.
What Formats of Manuscripts or Books Will You Accept for Reviews?
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