Friday, June 16, 2017

Celebrating fathers in real life and fiction

Sunday is Father's Day and I couldn't let the day pass without expressing my love for fathers.

Here's a picture of my dad as a little boy at his Catholic confirmation.


His parents were immigrants from Italy, but my dad refused to learn Italian because he wanted to be "all American." Here's a picture of him as an even smaller boy with his parents and older sister.


Here's my dad (left) grown up with his father.


And here's my dad being a dad, with my brother and sister. (I wasn't born yet.)


Here's a picture of my dad feeding the ducks, just because I remember how he liked to take us to feed the ducks when we were kids, so this picture makes me happy. :-)



My dad wasn't perfect. He had his share of faults, as we all do. But I love him for choosing to be my father and for sticking it out through both good and hard times. He passed away in 2002 and, like my mom, I miss him.

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Celebrating Fathers in Fiction

I wanted to do something special for Father's Day this year, so I gathered some author friends together and we've put together a Fathers in Fiction giveaway! This is a multi-genre giveaway, so every title may not be in your favorite genre, but there should be something for everyone. Each one of these FREE titles includes a father or father-figure as a major or minor character.  In addition, the authors are giving away 8 $10 gift cards ($80 value) to winners' choice to Amazon, B&N, or iTunes.


We're holding our giveaway on My Book Cave where every book is rated. This way you'll know exactly what content is included in the books and there won't be any unexpected surprises. (This is why I love My Book Cave!)

The Fathers in Fiction giveaway runs through June 25. Click here to check it out and please invite your friends!

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